Poor seed combined with climate change will exacerbate the already critical food shortage in sub-Saharan African. Africa’s population has been growing fifty percent (50%) faster than gains in food productivity.
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Africa‘s soils are among the most degraded in the world, and steps must be taken on a large scale to increase fertility and encourage the use of better agronomic practices. AGRA‘s Soil Health Program (SHP) is meeting the continent's soil fertility crisis head on.
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In 2009, a group of 86 widowed women farmers in Kenyan sold US$86,000 worth of maize to the World Food Program (WFP). This turnaround of fortune was facilitated by an AGRA Markets Program grant to the Cereal Growers Association which linked the women up with the WFP's Purchase for Progress program.
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Policy & Partnerships
While the role of improved agricultural technologies and farming practices in the transformation of Africa’s agriculture is well understood, the importance of an enabling environment and incentives in driving the adoption of these technologies has not yet been sufficiently recognized.
Working in partnership with governments, agricultural research organizations, farmers, private sector, civil society and other rural development stakeholders AGRA partners to significantly and sustainably improve the productivity and incomes of farmers.
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