Program Update East Africa

In February 2019, Africa Lead and the African Management Initiative (AMI) launched the Executive Leadership Course for Africa’s food security. An intensive six month program, the course combines high impact […]
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High quality seed is an important determinant of a country’s agricultural productivity and food security. Enhancing regional food security, therefore, requires deliberate efforts to improve seed production and seed trade […]
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In a remote Maasai village in northern Tanzania, Linda Simon, a 2014 Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Fellow, is working to ensure that no school child goes hungry. Linda started […]
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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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The Fall Armyworm (FAW) pest is a serious threat to food security in Africa, potentially causing loss of 8.3 to 20.6 million tons of maize per year if uncontrolled. FAW not only affects production of a staple food crop in the East Africa region, but also undermines the economic viability of Africa’s emerging private seed sector.
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The Horn of Africa is an area with scarce natural resources and that is vulnerable to food security crises, threatening traditional pastoral livelihoods. In 2011, the Horn of Africa faced the worst drought in 60 years, leading to famine in Somalia, and emergency food insecurity levels in Kenya and Ethiopia. At the peak of the drought, more than 13 million people across the region required humanitarian assistance, and more than 700,000 refugees fled Somalia.
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Africa Lead facilitated the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning / Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (MEL/CLA) meeting for USAID/Kenya and East Africa (KEA) regional partners meeting on 22 August 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.
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In May 2018, Open Institute, a recipient of the Africa Lead/CAADP Non-State Actors Coalition (CNC) Small Grants Program, launched activities aiming to train farmers in Nakuru North on collecting agricultural-based […]
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In April 2018, recipients of the Africa Lead/Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Non-state Actors Coalition (CNC) Small Grants Program began activities to strengthen NSA networks aligned to CAADP to […]
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“Seed really is crosscutting, essential and fundamental. It is a good place to invest in as we have done for a long time with regional and national governments. With this […]
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