During the official launch of the 15th CAADP Partnership Platform meeting in Nairobi by Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto, and H.E. Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, the African Union's Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture (AU DREA), AU DREA and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) launched the a new communications toolkit for CAADP advocates, leaders, and focal points entitled, "Catalyzing Action & Agricultural Transformation in Africa: Understanding CAADP & the Biennial Review"
In sub-Saharan Africa women are heavily involved in food production, processing, and marketing. You don’t need a statistic about African women’s significant involvement in agriculture to know how much they […]
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.
During the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) held in Kigali, Rwanda (Sept. 4-8) the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) released the annual Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR) 2018, this year titled and focused on "Catalyzing Government Capacity to Drive Agricultural Transformation".
Rwanda’s Nicolas Uwitonze was part of the country’s initial rapid response to the devastating invasive pest: The Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda). In early 2017, Uwitonze was a staff member of […]
Through a USAID and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) partnership, Africa Lead is addressing the longstanding problem of severe shortages of improved varieties and high quality seed in African […]
Location: Nairobi, Kenya (with in-country and periodic international travel) Period of Performance: August 01 , 2016 – September 30, 2018 (funding dependent) Background: The USAID Building Capacity for African Agricultural […]
Africa Lead is Feed the Future’s primary capacity building program in sub Saharan Africa. Feed the Future (FTF) is the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.
The program works to help realize FTF's and the African Union’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) goals of reduced hunger and poverty by building the capacity of champions, institutions and stakeholders to develop, lead and manage the structures needed for African-led agriculture transformation.
Africa Lead is working across sub-Saharan Africa, with offices and staff across West Africa, East, and Southern Africa. Africa Lead II's US office is based in Bethesda, MD, USA.
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