Do you strive to solve Africa’s biggest challenges when it comes to agriculture?

Learn more about how you can apply for Africa Lead and Africa Management Initiatives' new course for executive-level agriculture and food security leaders from East and Southern Africa.

Scaling up for food security.

Africa Lead is one of Feed the Future and USAID’s primary food security capacity building programs in sub Saharan Africa. Feed the Future (FTF) is the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.

Institutional Architecture Assessment for Food Security Policy Change (IAA)
The IAA was designed to provide a quick scan of the capacities fundamental to policy change in regard to the Africa Union’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).
Chicken and the egg

Africa Lead is supporting Tanzania agribusiness entrepreneur Eugene Kavishe through a technical agribusiness consultant to help him develop a five-year sustainability plan that includes business objectives, growth strategy, risk analysis, financial plan and projections, marketing and communications plan, and action planning.

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Trainer Directory

Africa Lead has invested in building the capacity of experienced trainers/facilitators that are able to understand and facilitate discussions relating to agricultural transformation and have a proven track record in delivering capacity building training programs for multiple stakeholders within the agricultural sector.

Passing the Torch
In Kenya, Africa Lead has partnered with the Kenya government and donor organizations to institutionalize its flagship "Champions for Change" training curriculum and reach all 47 counties in Kenya. Africa Lead did so to ensure sustainability of the training after Africa Lead programming concludes.
USAID Kenya’s Bi-Annual Resilience Learning Event
Africa Lead works as the learning support program to USAID's Partnership for Resilience and Growth in Kenya, regularly convening and facilitating learning between 24 of USAID's implementing programs and government partners . Recently the partnership conducted its bi-annual learning event in the counties of Isiolo and Marsabit.
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Updates from Africa Lead

Education Village Tackles Food Insecurity and Poor Nutrition in Northern Tanzania’s Rural Schools

Linda Simon walks through the kitchen garden at Tinga Tinga Primary School in Tinga Tinga Village in the Longido District in Northern Tanzania. Photo credit: Africa Lead / Victor Oloo […]

Request for Proposal (RFP): Consultancy Service for Strengthening Seed Trade Systems for Increased Seed Trade in the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) Region.

Title: Consultancy Service for Strengthening Seed Trade Systems for Increased Seed Trade in the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) Region. Location: Nairobi, Kenya with travels to other […]

Call for Applications: Executive Leadership Course for Africa’s Food Security (East and Southern Africa Cohort)

In partnership with African Management Institute‘s (AMI), Africa Lead is offering the Executive Leadership Course for Africa’s Food Security. Beginning in February 2019, the program will bring together 24 active executive leaders from across the private and public sectors in East and Southern Africa to learn the latest in leadership and management strategies. The deadline for applications is December 12, 2018.

Catalyzing Opportunities for Kenyan Youth in Agriculture and Agribusiness

The average age of a farmer in Kenya is 61. In a country where nearly 75% of the total population is below 35, youth unemployment has remained at nearly 20% for the last ten years. For many of Kenya’s unemployed youth, agriculture presents a viable business opportunity to create a long-lasting livelihood. The agriculture sector, however, remains largely unattractive to the youth and their participation is hindered mostly by lack of access to land, finance, and markets.


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