Sustainable Farming

Sustainable farming practices ensure farmers can sustain and improve their yields – resulting in greater profitability.

Africa is currently not well set up to adopt sustainable farming, and the uptake of practices is low amongst smallholder farmers. Readiness varies greatly by country, land degradation is high and accelerating, and climate change threatens yields.

Strengthening Governments

for sustainable farming by promoting sustainable farming at the national level and enhancing implementation of sustainable farming strategies.

Inclusive farmer

by improving extension advisory on sustainable farming, and enhancing the capacity of extension and input distribution systems and delivery partners.

Improving farmer

for, and resilience to, shocks by developing stronger early warning systems and risk reduction measures.

Evidence suggests that farmer resilience to shocks is generally low with AGRA’s 2021 Farmer Outcome Survey revealing that the percentage of target farmers who had a low or very low self-perceived ability to deal with shocks ranged from 21% for rice farmers in Burkina Faso to 86% for maize farmers in Rwanda.

Recognising the importance of irrigation and mechanisation in increasing productivity and mitigating the impact of climate change, AGRA works with resource and technical partners who have a comparative advantage in these areas.

Featured News