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Growing Africa’s Prosperity through collaborative Partnerships

AGRA exists to fulfill the vision that Africa can feed itself and the world. Investing in agriculture through stronger partnerships is the surest path to reducing poverty and hunger in Africa.

AGRA is a dynamic partnership working across the African continent to help millions of small-scale farmers and their families lift themselves out of poverty and hunger.

Our programs develop practical solutions to significantly boost farm productivity and incomes for the poor while safeguarding the environment.

AGRA works to catalyze a uniquely African Green Revolution by creating transformative partnerships.
Despite the challenges African farmers face today - poor soils, degraded soils, unreliable water supplies, poor access to markets, insufficient access to finance and credit and too little government support - Africa‘s smallholder farmers produce most of Africa‘s food.

Africa is blessed with unique regions characterized by good soils, adequate rainfall, basic infrastructure and large numbers of smallholder farmers.

Where We Work

AGRA‘s works in Africa with a presence in 17 African countries. Our focus is on the breadbasket regions of Africa in various crop varieties.

AGRA is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya and maintains Country offices in Ghana, Mali, Mozambique and Tanzania.

Other countries where we work in include South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Nigeria, Niger and Burkina Faso.

AGRA works across the African continent to help millions of small-scale farmers and their families lift themselves out of poverty and hunger. Its programs develop practical solutions to significantly boost farm productivity and incomes for the poor while safeguarding the environment.

AGRA advocates for policies that support its work across all key aspects of the African agricultural "value chain"- from seeds, soil health, and water to markets and agricultural education.

Our history

AGRA was founded in 2006 through a partnership between the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Today AGRA also receives funding from other governments, agencies and international institutions.
By 2020 AGRA strives to:

  • Reduce food insecurity by 50 percent in at least 20 countries.
  • Double the incomes of 20 million smallholder families.
  • Put 15 countries on track to attain and sustain a Green Revolution.

AGRA was singularly recognized as an effective public-private partnership for improving smallholder farming in the G8 in the years 2008 and 2009.

Who We Are

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Vision and Mission

Our Objectives

AGRA's Strategy for an African Green Revolution

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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AGRA Programs

Board and Staff

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AGRA's Strategy for an African Green Revolution

Our Objectives

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