We are homegrown and we understand that African farmers need uniquely African solutions designed to meet their specific environmental and agricultural needs to sustainably boost production and gain access to rapidly growing agriculture markets.
AGRA invests in our continent’s small holder farmers—millions of hardworking men and women typically farming on less than a hectare of land. They are the heart of African agriculture, our economies and our future.
All of AGRA’s work is conducted through partnerships—with farmers, farmer organizations, agricultural researchers, national governments, businesses, civil society groups, philanthropies and donors
AGRA is at the center of the continent’s growing economy - transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive, into farming as a business that thrives. The alliance has built the systems and tools for Africa’s agriculture: high quality seeds, better soil health, access to markets and credit, and stronger farmer organizations and agriculture policies.
AGRA’s Focus on Farmers and Enterprise
We understand that African farmers need uniquely African solutions designed to meet their specific environmental and agricultural needs to sustainably boost production and gain access to rapidly growing agriculture markets.
AGRA has trained and certified more than 39,900 agro-dealers in technical & business management in 12 countries in Africa.
19700 groups have been trained in governance, group dynamics, leadership and business development since 2006.
AGRA is dedicated to changing the reality of agriculture in Africa, from farming as a solitary struggle to survive, to farming as a business that thrives.
AGRA’s Focus on Resilience and participation
AGRA’s focus is helping farmers use environmentally sustainable practices. We are integrating our interventions, implementing them simultaneously for targeted groups of farmers in targeted countries, with the goal of fundamentally transforming their lives.
Access to Markets
AGRA is developing market opportunities and access to enable hard working farming families to lift themselves out of poverty by opening functional and reliable revenue streams from their high yields.
The focus of our work is in growing and sustaining the economic potential of family farmer households with women playing important and significant roles as catalysts for the intended
Unlocking Africa’s agricultural potential will also unlock its development. Engaging Africa’s youth bulge is integral to this. AGRA is empowering youth involvement in Agriculture value chain enterprises and investment in providing markets for farmer
AGRA’s Focus on an enabling environment
1,134 specialists in plant breeding and soil management have been educated at MSc- and PhD-level to support national research organizations and to build capacity for agricultural systems across countries.
We support innovative approaches that connect smallholder farmers to information for production, post harvest management and access to markets. This includes investments in technology enterprises to deliver the necessary in scale solutions.
AGRA is committed to unlocking financing for small agricultural businesses by pursuing initiatives to overcome financiers perceptions of risks and returns from agriculture in Africa.
More than 10,000 new agribusinesses have emerged from funding given by the African Enterprise Challenge Fund - a partnership between AGRA, DFID, Australian Aid, SIDA, DANIDA, The Netherlands, IFAD and C-GAP