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The inaugural African Green Revolution Students Conference (AGRSC) was launched today at the Kenyatta University to discuss issues on capacity building for enhanced food production in Africa. Jointly organized by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Kenyatta University, the University of Nairobi and the Horticulture Association...
Friday 17 October, 2014 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 between African and US agriculture. He said that...
Dr. Agnes Kalibata - AGRA Board member - to serve as interim President NAIROBI. September 8, 2014 –The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), a leading African agricultural development organization, driving small-holder led agricultural transformation in Africa, has announced a major leadership change. AGRA’s current President, Jane...
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.
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)
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|Africa Agriculture Status Report 2014 - Climate Change And Smallholder Agriculture In Sub-saharan Africa|
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