Dr. Agnes Kalibata Receives McGill University’s Honorary Doctorate
Dr. Agnes Kalibata Receives McGill University’s Honorary Doctorate

Remarks by Dr. Agnes Kalibata – Spring Convocation, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences McGill University June 5, 2019 – I want to start by acknowledging Chancellor Meighen; Principal and Vice-Chancellor Fortier; Mr. Panda, Chair of the Board of Governors; members of the platform party, proud parents and guests; and most of all, the graduating class of 2019 in whose

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“Thanks to this new maize, I am the proud owner of a mobile phone!”, says 80-year old grandma
“Thanks to this new maize, I am the proud owner of a mobile phone!”, says 80-year old grandma

“My age-mates reckon I am getting younger every year,” says Mary Muthoni from Kimunyu Location in Gatundu, Kiambu County. After her husband died in a car accident several years, ago, 80-year old Muthoni was left to fend for six boys and two girls, with little else but her one-acre plot of land. Hers is not

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Thanks to my VBA, I no longer need to do laundry for families, says young green maize trader
Thanks to my VBA, I no longer need to do laundry for families, says young green maize trader

When Margaret Wangui, 23, attended one of the field days called by one of the Youth VBAs in Nachu Ward, Kikuyu sub-County, it was only because business was slow – no one had called her that day to wash clothes, the business she had engaged in for the last 3 years. She was sure she

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From humble house-help, VBA helps Karai youth to embrace to farming
From humble house-help, VBA helps Karai youth to embrace to farming

When the national youth summit opened in Embu County in March 2019, one of the people who gave a presentation to the assembled VIPs was 30-year old Caroline Mugo, an active member of several youth groups in Karai Ward, Kiambu County. “Thinking back to the days I used to combine working as a house-help with

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Corteva Agriscience partners with AGRA to boost Ethiopia farmers’ productivity
Corteva Agriscience partners with AGRA to boost Ethiopia farmers’ productivity
Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, signed a partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to enable Ethiopia’s cereals, fruit and vegetable farmers get better solutions that boost productivity.

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Agriculture flagship programmes blazing a trail
Agriculture flagship programmes blazing a trail

By Thierry Hoza Ngoga, AGRA’s Head of Support to State capability State capability, the ability of government to administer effectively, defines a political system. A government must be able to produce and deliver economic and social goods as its populace expects, since if able to steer adequately its economic system, it will ultimately succeed. This

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AGRA and Atlas AI partner to promote food security and agricultural transformation
AGRA and Atlas AI partner to promote food security and agricultural transformation

By Temina Madon, Director of Business Development at Atlas AI We at Atlas AI are excited to announce a new partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an organization that brings transformative growth to smallholder agriculture and agribusinesses across Africa. AGRA operates across 11 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, making pivotal investments in improved seeds and fertilizer

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Dr. Kalibata in conversation with DFID discussing progress in agriculture across the continent
Dr. Kalibata in conversation with DFID discussing progress in agriculture across the continent

Agnes Kalibata has led the African Green Revolution Alliance (AGRA), an African NGO founded in 2006 with the help of Kofi Annan to boost agriculture across the continent, since 2014. Prior to that the native Rwandan served as Kigali’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources. In this exclusive extract, Kalibata sits down with Harry Hagan,

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Dr. Kalibata receives global science award
Dr. Kalibata receives global science award

April 29 2019, Washington DC/Nairobi –The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has awarded Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), its 2019 Public Welfare Medal. The NAS Public Welfare Medal is the Academy’s most prestigious award and is presented annually to honor extraordinary use of science for the

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Why co-operatives should work as business entities
Why co-operatives should work as business entities

Proponents of co-operative societies have been asked to promote them as business entities to boost growth. They could supply farmers with inputs at subsidised costs, deliver real-time guidance (extension) to supplement public extension systems, said Godfrey Mayambala, who heads the Zirobwe Agali Awamu Agribusiness Training Association. (ZAABTA). They could also negotiate on behalf of farmers

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