Acronyms / Glossary

AASR Africa Agriculture Status Report

AfDB African Development Bank

AGRA Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

ATA Agricultural Transformation Agency

AU African Union

AUC African Union Commission

BEAT Africa Barefoot Education for Afrika Trust

CAADP Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme

CEMAC Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa

CGAP Consultative Group to Assist the Poor

CGS Credit Guarantee Schemes

CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture

CIMMYT International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

COMESA Common Market for East and Southern Africa

DANIDA Danish International Development Agency

DFID Department for International Development

DFS Digital Financial Services

DRC Democratic Republic of Congo

EBA Enabling the Business of Agriculture

ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States

ESA East and Southern Africa

FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FI Financial Institution

GIIF Global Index Insurance Facility

HGSF Home Grown School Feeding

ICT Information and Communication Technology

IFAD International Fund of Agricultural Development

IFC International Finance Corporation

IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute

IITA International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

IMF International Monetary Fund

IPM Integrated Pest Management

ISM Integrated Soil Management

LAC Latin America and Caribbean

MDC Maputo Development Corridor

MDG Sustainable Development Goal

MFI Microfinance Institution

MSME Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise

NEPAD New Partnership for Africa’s Development

NERICA New Rice for Africa

NGO Non-Governmental Organization

NRM Natural Resource Management

OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

PFI Partner Financial Institution

PSL Priority Sector Lending

R&D Research and Development

SACCO Saving and Credit Cooperative

SADC Southern African Development Community

SAGCOT Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania

SAP Structural Adjustment Program

SDG Sustainable Development Goals

SEZ Special Economic Zone

SG2000 Sasakawa Global 2000

SIAD Spatial Initiatives for Agricultural Development

SME Small and Medium Enterprise

SPFV Special Purpose Funding Vehicle

SPO Smallholder Producer Organization

SSA Sub-Saharan Africa

UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNDESA United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

UNEP United Nations Environment Programme

USAID United States Agency for International Development

WAEMU West African Economic and Monetary Union

WEF World Economic Forum

WFP World Food Programme

WIA Women in Agriculture

WRS Warehouse Receipt System