Author: Hellen Githakwa

The Joint Agriculture Secretariat (JAS) team engages in a field work team building activity. Photo credit: Africa Lead / Victor Oloo The Joint Agriculture Secretariat (JAS) is the operational secretariat […]
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Assignment: Development of Case Study on World Food Programme’s (WFP) Asset Creation Transition Location: Nairobi, Kenya Period of Performance: April 2018 to May 2018 Level of Effort: 27 days Background Africa Lead is […]
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Position:  Rapid Assessment on How Best to Promote Regional Seed Trade Location: Nairobi, Kenya Period of Performance: January 2018 to March 2018 Level of Effort: 35 days The Opportunity Africa […]
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George Ngoha (Africa Lead), and county participants during roundtable discussions at the Innovations and Learning Forum. Photo Credit: Africa Lead / Victor Oloo Devolution – the delegation of power from the […]
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In traditional African kitchens, the pot serves as an essential tool for the welfare of the family. Girls fetch water from the river, mothers brew porridge for the younger children, […]
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Youth agribusiness and entrepreneurship took center stage at the recent launch of the first ever competitive reality TV show focused on agriculture in Africa, ‘Don’t Lose the Plot’.  The show […]
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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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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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