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By Rachael Maza Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) honoured Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina with an Award of Recognition recently in far away Johannesburg, South Africa. A statement issued by the Director Information, Tony Ohaeri, indicated that the award was in recognition of...
Nairobi, Kenya (10th December 2014) : The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) today presented recommendations of Seed Commercialization meeting to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries in a view to help strengthen the seed sector and increase farmers yields and incomes in Kenya. The...
“Without transforming the agriculture sector and investing in it, Rapid and Inclusive growth in Africa will remain a tall order,” were the words spoken by Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President for the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, at the ongoing Africa Forum on Inclusive Economies in Nairobi, Kenya....
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...
By Simon Crump Rose Fratein Murjang shows African women can be successful in agriculture, business and their local communities. As a single woman, Ms. Murjang has managed to buy more land, start a business and sit on her local council, thanks to a successful start in farming. Her story...
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.
A report on Cases and lessons from AGRA’s Soil Health Programme
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