Strategic Outlook and Way Forward

AGRA's adjustments this year emphasize its commitment to its core mission: addressing African hunger and poverty through agriculture. Adapting to an evolving environment, AGRA is transitioning towards sustainable food systems. The focus is expanding beyond productivity to incorporate nutrition-sensitive strategies, leveraging existing partnerships to enhance seed diversity and nutrition options.

Climate change threatens the food systems we rely on, rendering the current approach insufficient. With anticipated temperature rises leading to significant crop yield reductions by 2050, our strategies now incorporate drought-resistant crops, eco-friendly farming methods, and carbon financing.

Emphasizing inclusivity is central to our upcoming strategy. We're dedicating efforts towards women, youth, and the disabled, acknowledging their potential transformative contributions. Recognizing their adoption of innovative agricultural methods, we see these groups as essential agents of change, with invaluable indigenous and local agricultural knowledge.

AGRA has evolved over the year, refining its approach to address hunger and poverty in Africa. By shifting towards sustainable food systems and embracing nutrition-sensitive interventions, we're aiming for a holistic model that integrates people, livelihoods, and the environment, while also addressing the pressing challenges of climate change.

Given the looming threats of climate change, such as the potential 10% drop in crop yields by 2050, our strategies are pivoting towards drought-resistant crops, regenerative farming, and inclusive policies. Emphasizing inclusivity, we're focusing on empowering marginalized groups like women, youth, and the disabled, recognizing their potential to bring transformative change to the sector.

In our future operations, we'll be tailoring our actions to individual country needs and fostering collaborations with various stakeholders. Our upcoming strategy is results-driven, with the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) system ensuring we remain accountable, measure our impact, and effectively guide governments in agricultural transformation.