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  • IMPACT Edition 3 - July - September 2017 (2)_Page_01
    18 July 2017

    As the world’s population surges towards 9 billion by midcentury, food production has failed to keep pace, creating rising food shortages and a global food crisis ahead, according to the United Nations. To avoid mass starvation, the world needs to produce 70 per cent more food by 2050. The greatest potential to deliver that growth exists in Africa. The African continent is home to 25 per cent of the world’s agricultural land. Yet it produces just 10 per cent of the world’s food. That compares with China, which has just 10 per cent of the world’s agricultural land, but produces 20 per cent of the global food supply. If Africa can now rise to the challenge of upgrading its agricultural output, it will open the way to a takeoff in GDP, greater youth employment, and the potential of positive trade balances and rising currencies.

  • APR
    27 June 2017

    AGRA is catalyzing and sustaining an inclusive agricultural transformation in Africa by increasing incomes and improving food security for 30 million farming households in 11 focus countries. Since 2006, AGRA and its partners have worked across Africa to deliver a set of proven solutions to smallholder farmers and thousands of indigenous African agriculture enterprises. The alliance has built the systems and tools for Africa’s agriculture: high quality seeds, better soil health, access to markets and credit, and coupled by stronger farmer organizations and agriculture policies.

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    15 June 2017

    AGRA’s work to date has been an intensive focus on discrete problems related to seed production, soil health, and agriculture markets, profound but neglected for a long time in Africa. We have recognized that our environment has changed since we were founded. Multinational companies are fast entering African markets, more vibrant local companies are emerging, governments are investing more in agriculture, and many donors have shifted from targeting isolated parts of value chains, to considering the eco-systems as a whole.

  • AGRA MAP Report- 1
    25 May 2017

    The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) commissioned Dalberg Global Development Advisors to conduct an independent evaluation of the performance of the Market Access Program (MAP), one of the core AGRA programs funded through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and the Swedish government. The primary goal of MAP is to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers across Africa by directing investment and resources to grantee organizations in order to improve the market infrastructure of core food staples.

  • IMPACT Edition 2 - 2017 0504201702_Page_01
    20 April 2017

    Africa has come a long way since 2003 when the continent’s leaders birthed the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). AGRA working with its partners is committed to a process across the continent that mobilizes all member states, stakeholders in the agrifood sector, and primarily, agricultural producers’ organizations, regional institutions and technical institutions to place investment a roadmap.

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    03 February 2017

    Many African governments have put agriculture back to the top of the development agenda, and from a growing revenue base, they have increased the proportion of their national budgets going to this vital sector. Private companies have invested heavily in Africa’s agriculture value chains in recent years, paving the way for a renaissance in Africa’s agri-food systems that multiplies the options for farmers in terms of the seeds they plant, the fertilizers they use, the markets they can now tap into, and the information services now available to help them manage their farming activities.

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    04 November 2016

    This is a special bumper edition capturing the moments, the thrills and the highlights of the 2016 AGRF. I invite you to take note of this pulpable moment. Africa must resolve to bring to bear the immense goodwill shown at the 2016 AGRF to irrevocably move the needle and attain this long awaited dream

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    27 September 2016

    Norman Borlaug and his colleagues, when developing the Asian Green Revolution, did not have an organization behind them like the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Its founding 10 years ago was a smart thing to do. H. E. Kofi Annan sounded the call for a uniquely African Green Revolution on July 5, 2004, at a meeting of Heads of State in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Not long afterwards, AGRA was established. Given the complexity of the challenges involved, AGRA had to be invented from scratch because no such institution existed before.

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    06 September 2016

    Over the last decade, millions of small family farms in Africa have experience big changes. These farms are the continent’s main source of food, employment, and income. Many African governments have put agriculture back to the top of the development agenda, and from a growing revenue base, they have increased the proportion of their national budgets going to this vital sector.

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    04 September 2016

    The stories in this edition provide a glimpse of Africa’s agricultural sector – where it stands, how it got there and what should be changed in order to move forward, knowing that potential alone is not enough to feed a growing population. The Green Revolution seems to have passed Africa by once before, but by focusing investment and using available knowledge, the continent can initiate and sustain its own transformation.