10 Years of AGRA's Shared Success
The Shared Success photography collection offered a genuine insight into the diverse range of farming communities and institutions that have been supported by AGRA and Rockefeller Foundation over the past decade. The collection captures the triumphs of men, women and communities that have benefitted from the steady transformation taking place in Africa’s agricultural sector.
Ten years ago, The Rockefeller Foundation and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, funded the creation of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to deliver a uniquely African Green Revolution.
During the past decade, AGRA has strengthened Africa’s agriculture sector, improving the lives of millions of smallholder farmers and growing economies in over 18 African countries. AGRA works to integrate, seeds, soil management, financial services, post-harvest management, and market access to transform agriculture on the continent.
Today, across Africa, significant milestones are being achieved on the millions of small family farms that are Africa’s main source of food, employment, and income.
For its 10th Anniversary, AGRA in partnership with Rockefeller Foundation hosted a standing exhibition - a unique anthology of photographs capturing moments in the 10 year journey towards
Africa’s agricultural transformation. The exhibition, dubbed - Shared Success offered real insights into the continent’s diverse range of farming communities and institutions supported by both AGRA and Rockefeller Foundation and captured in a moment their stories, struggles and triumphs.
The photo exhibition depicted AGRA’s impact on the continent and its people, with a focus on five areas of accomplishment: reducing food waste and spoilage; farmer training; seed production; improved market access and innovation.
Captured by photographer Kate Holt and her team comprising: Mwangi Kirubi, Karel Prinsloo and Sam Wolson, they offered a vision of transformation, hope, and the promise of resilience and continued progress for farmers and for food security in the next decade and beyond as communities seize
this unique moment to secure Africa’s rise through agricultural transformation.