Despite harmonized policies, cross-border seed trade is still lagging behind. There is a significant discrepancy between what is stated in harmonized policies and the actual seed certification and border procedures […]
Facilitative leadership, which has increasingly become the leadership style of choice in corporations worldwide, is now proving essential to effective development policies and programs throughout the African continent. This was […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
7600 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
+1 301 771 7600
+1 301 771 7777
East & Southern Africa Regional Office
Acorn House, 97 James Gichuru Road, Lavington Nairobi, Kenya
+254 727 405 020
West Africa Regional Office
8, Route du Meridien President Almadies
Residence Rokhaya /49 Dakar, Senegal
Off: +221 33 820 3388
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