Program Updates

In East Africa, agriculture is often perceived as a livelihood reserved for older adults, and while in countries such as Kenya the average age of farmers is 61, this reality […]
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Key stakeholders in Ghana’s livestock and animal production sector breathed a huge sigh of relief in September when the Cabinet of Ghana approved the Ghana Livestock Development Policy and Strategy Document, which will officially launch in Accra on November 9.
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Dr. Andrew Tuimur, The Principal Secrtary The State Department of Livestock speaks during the launch of the Strategic Plan 2016-2021. For years, Kenyan non-state actors (NSAs) in the agriculture sector […]
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Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Hon. Willy Bett highlighted in a follow-up op-ed titled Kenya’s Agriculture Sector Ready for Increased Investments, expressing why the meeting was a pivotal step in following through on the commitments Kenya had made to CAADP, as well as to the continental campaign led by NEPAD, AU, AGRA and AfDB to “Seize the Moment” and drive economic growth through the agriculture sector, reduce food imports, and enhance food security across the continent.
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With the release of Africa Lead’s Year Three Annual Report, we are looking back at 2016 to share some of the key lessons learnt from Feed the Future’s capacity building program for food security. The Annual Report covers the program activities from October 2015 through September 2016.
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As originally featured in the August 2016 Feed the Future newsletter. Water pollution is a potential consequence of mining, and in Ghana—where safe water is already scarce—such pollution can make […]
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Dr Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, a Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, has urged the youth to see Agriculture as a life-long occupation, just as lawyers take up their professions for […]
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There is a saying, “The tragedy in Africa is poverty of leadership”, however the result of the work of Kenya's Counties to engage in the Champions for Change leadership training, shows that Kenya's counties are on the right path, and there is no tragedy in that.
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On the set of the popular soap opera, Makutano Junction, the character Florence sizes up the maize “sheller machine” which is central to her agribusiness idea. Actress Janet Kirinya (center) […]
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Africa Lead turns 3! Our work in support of transformational leaders in Africa is embarking upon its third year. Read how Champions for Change across Africa in the public, private, […]
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