AGRA in Kenya
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) supports such
government initiatives through integrated programs and partnerships designed to
promote rapid growth on smallholder farms and to transform agriculture into a
highly productive, sustainable and competitive system.
In Kenya, AGRA's work across the food value chain includes the development and dissemination of improved-and often drought tolerant-seeds for a number of food staples, including maize, cassava, sorghum, beans and pigeon pea.
AGRA support has been strengthening the country's agro-dealer network; spurring the growth of the private seed sector; facilitating financing for smallholder farmers; and encouraging the development of a new generation of African agricultural scientists.
In Kenya, AGRA's public and private sector partners include the Kenyan Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Equity Bank, the Agricultural Market Development Trust (AGMARK), TechnoServe, private seed companies, the World Food Programme's Partnership for Progress (P4P), Farm Input Promotions Africa, Moi University, the Cereal Growers Association, and many others.