AGRA in Zambia
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) supports such
government and private sector initiatives to realize Zambia's
agricultural potential. AGRA's integrated programs and partnerships are
designed to promote rapid growth on smallholder farms and to transform
agriculture into a highly productive, sustainable and competitive
In Zambia, AGRA's work across the food value chain includes providing smallholder farmers with improved varieties of maize, beans, sorghum, groundnuts and cowpea; supporting the expansion of agro-dealers who supply remote farm households with affordable inputs; and investing in the development of a private seed sector.
AGRA's public and private sector partners in Zambia include the Ministry of Agriculture's Seed Control and Certification Institute, the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), private seed companies, and Cooperative Assistance for Relief Everywhere.