Annual Report 2021

Nurturing Change Across African Agriculture

Statement from our Chair

Catalyzing an enabling environment for smallholder farmers

In the last year, we integrated practically more ecological, sustainable and regenerative aspects into the food production systems we support. In uncertain times, AGRA’s strong governance has been crucial. We have taken steps to ensure strong and independent leadership across our operations, with strict and careful oversight of the strategic execution of all our plans and initiatives.

H.E Hailemariam Dessalegn
Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Chair of the Board of Directors of AGRA

Message from our President

A year of learning and growth

2021 was a period of recovery following a tumultuous 2020 when, like the rest of the world, we were required to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation has been compounded by the greatest challenge of our time – climate change. Throughout the year, and through our work in systems development, policy and state capability, regional food trade, and partnership development, we brought the total number of farmers reached by AGRA since 2017 to over 37 million.

H.E Dr Agnes Kalibata
President, AGRA

2021 Review

OUR LEADERSHIP

H.E Hailemariam Dessalegn

H.E Hailemariam Dessalegn

Board Chair

Dr Agnes Kalibata

Dr Agnes Kalibata

President

Hixonia Nyasulu

Hixonia Nyasulu

Board Member & Chair,
Nominations &
Governance Committee

Prof. Joachim von Braun

Prof. Joachim von Braun

Board Member & Chair,
Programs Committee

Binta Touré Ndoye

Binta Touré Ndoye

Board Member

Roy Steiner

Roy Steiner

Board Member

Rodger Voorhies

Rodger Voorhies

Board Member & Chair
Audit & Risk Committee

Delphine Traoré

Delphine Traoré

Board Member

Frank N.J Braeken

Frank N.J Braeken

Board Member & Chair
Finance & Human
Resources Committee

Ambassador David J. Lane (Ret.)

Ambassador David J. Lane (Ret.)

Board Member & Chair
Finance & Human
Resources Committee

H.E Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

H.E Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

Board Member

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

Board Member

Ada Osakwe

Ada Osakwe

Board Member

Mallika Srinivasan

Mallika Srinivasan

Board Member

H.E. Lionel Zinsou

H.E. Lionel Zinsou

Board Member