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AGRA chairman Strive Masiyiwa has topped the Forbes 2015 list of ten most powerful men in Arica. The selection of these individuals was based on their actions in 2014 an extremely challenging year for the continent. In 2014, he led the African business community and private sector in the...
AGRA’s board chair emeritus Kofi Anan visited the President of Ghana, John Mahama. A post from the president’s Facebook page said the visit afforded them the opportunity to discuss a wide range of issues. Kofi Anan was accompanied by a member of the presidential advisory group on the Economy,...
Issues to consider as the African Union readies a new era of agriculture investments The end of 2014 brought the conclusion of the African Union’s Year of Agriculture and Food Security. But most Africans work in some aspect of agriculture, and for them, every year is dedicated to agriculture...
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.
An AGRA funded project in Nigeria is helping farmers in Nigeria achieve crop yields in line with their international counterparts. About 2000 famers involved in the project are reporting their yields have increased from 1.4 tons per ha to 4-7 ton per ha, putting them in line with international...
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...
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...
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.
MICRO REFORMS FOR AFRICAN AGRIBUSINESS (MIRA)
An Assessment of Agricultural Policy and Regulatory Constraints to Agribusiness Investment
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