Tag: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
About The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
Established in 2006, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is an African-led and Africa-based institution that puts smallholder farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economy by transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive into farming as a business that thrives.
Working in collaboration with our partners—including African governments, researchers, development partners, the private sector and civil society— AGRA’s work primarily focuses on smallholder farmers – men and women who typically cultivate staple crops on two hectares or less.
Through our new 5-year strategy for 2017-2021, we aim to catalyze and sustain an inclusive agricultural transformation through integrated, country-based investment plans in 11 countries with high potential for success. This transformation will be achieved through innovation-driven and sustainable productivity increases and access to innovative finance and markets to achieve agriculture’s potential as the reliable path to the continent’s prosperity and the best option for youth employment creation.
AGRA is an alliance led by Africans with roots in farming communities across the continent. We understand that African farmers need uniquely African solutions designed to meet their specific environmental and agricultural needs so they can sustainably boost production and gain access to rapidly growing agriculture markets.
To catalyze and sustain inclusive agriculture transformation in Africa by increasing incomes and improving food security for 30 million smallholder households in Africa and to support countries on a pathway to attain and sustain an agriculture transformation.