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Kigali, Rwanda (10 November 2014) – A two day meeting kicked off today in Kigali Rwanda bringing together 52 African Crop Breeders to deliberate on how best to ensure African farmers get the best of their breeds. Coordinated by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), the...
By Dr. Agnes Kalibata The recent article by John Vidal (Gates foundation spends bulk of agriculture grants in rich countries) reports on a study that is misleading and factually incorrect. The report, by the non-profit GRAIN, fails to recognize AGRA as an African organization. While we exist due to...
AGRA and The MasterCard Foundation to Partner in Support of Farmers and SMEs in Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania US$15.5 million programme aims to reduce food insecurity and increase incomes for 730,000 smallholder farmers by 2018 NAIROBI, November 5, 2014 — The Nairobi-based Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa...
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.
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.
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 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.
Smallholder farmers must band together in increasing numbers to increase their negotiating power in purchasing inputs and selling their produce.
Smallholder farmers must have access to more affordable credit if they are to improve yields, protect soil resources, and expand their businesses.
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...
By Simon Crump Rose Fratein Murjang shows African women can be successful in agriculture, business and their local communities. As a single woman, Ms. Murjang has managed to buy more land, start a business and sit on her local council, thanks to a successful start in farming. Her story...
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 ...read more.
For more than three decades, I have advocated for the African woman smallholder farmer. The farmers of the future may not be small, and are not necessarily only women. That is why starting early to mentor and empower young people with knowledge is important.
A report released by AGRA and partners details the effects of climatic change on Sub-Saharan smallholder farmers.
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