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African Green Revolution Student’s Conference kicks off at Kenyatta University

The inaugural African Green Revolution Students Conference (AGRSC) was launched today at the Kenyatta University to discuss issues on capacity building for enhanced food production in Africa. Jointly organized by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Kenyatta University, the University of Nairobi and the Horticulture Association...

AGRA Chair gets a standing ovation in Iowa

  Friday 17 October, 2014 AGRA Chairman Strive Masiyiwa was the keynote luncheon speaker at the World Food Prize in Iowa yesterday.  Speaking to over 1,000 people in attendance from around the world he held the crowd spellbound with a comparison between African and US agriculture.  He said that...

AGRA Announces Leadership Change

Dr. Agnes Kalibata - AGRA Board member - to serve as interim President NAIROBI. September 8, 2014 –The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), a leading African agricultural development organization, driving small-holder led agricultural transformation in Africa, has announced a major leadership change. AGRA’s current President, Jane...

 

What we do

Seeds iconImproving Africa’s SEED systems

Africa is facing a shortage of quality seeds. Poor seed combined with climate change is exacerbating the already critical food shortage in sub-Saharan Africa.

Soil iconRevitalising Africa’s SOILS

Africa‘s soils are among the most degraded in the world, and steps must be taken to increase fertility and encourage the use of better agronomic practices.

Markets iconIncreasing access to MARKETS

African smallholder farmers have limited access to local and regional markets, reducing their ability to sell their produce. This limits smallholder incomes and food security in general.

Policy iconHelping to design better POLICIES

Policy and regulatory bottlenecks hamper the adoption of new technologies by smallholder farmers and discourage investment by other value chain actors. Much must be done to create better enabling policy environments.

Farmers organisations iconStrengthening FARMER ORGANIZATIONS

Smallholder farmers must band together in increasing numbers to increase their negotiating power in purchasing inputs and selling their produce.

Finance iconAgriculture FINANCE

Smallholder farmers must have access to more affordable credit if they are to improve yields, protect soil resources, and expand their businesses.

Stories from the field

Juggling Professions from teaching to farming

As dawn breaks on the hills of Burera district in the wee hours of the morning, our eyes were treated to magnificent scenery of miles and miles of well planted climbing beans that at a distance could be mistaken for sorghum or maize fields. As early as six, the...

Farmers fear maize losses could reach catastrophic levels

By Anthony Muchoki, Dar es Salaam Tanzania’s farmers are facing the prospect of seeing their bumper harvest turn into a bumper post-harvest loss, unless urgent measures are taken. The use of improved seeds, better management techniques and ideal climate conditions has given Tanzania’s farmers a ‘good year problem’ more...