The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is committed to the protection and safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults (hereinafter together referred to as Vulnerable Persons) and acknowledges that it has a duty to ensure that its programs and operations are conducted in a manner that is safe for vulnerable persons. AGRA recognizes that there is potential for abuse to take place within the context of its projects which are intended to address the needs of vulnerable communities and groups. This policy sets out AGRA’s commitment to protect the vulnerable persons we work with either directly or indirectly, from any form of abuse. It provides mandatory guidelines on preventing any form of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable persons and sets out codes of conduct that are applicable to AGRA’s Staff and Partners in this respect. It also sets out the mechanisms AGRA shall follow in the event any abuse is reported.