Africa Leading Blog

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".
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The story of the Agriculture Council of Kenya (AGCK), an institution supported by USAID Kenya through Feed the Future’s Africa Lead program. AGCK was established in 2015 by six agriculture sector interest groups. Now the organization includes 10 apex organizations and 13 affiliate organizations, representing the interests of about 2.8 million individuals involved in agriculture across Kenya.
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Communities in northern Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) face one big threat to their livelihoods: drought. In recent years, more frequent and intense droughts in the region have resulted […]
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Houses are built with certain factors in mind; how big the family will be, what rooms are needed, how much the home owner can afford, and other considerations. Over time […]
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USAID’s Jeff Hill (left) with Carla Denizard, Africa Lead West Africa’s Regional Director (Center), and Maurice Lorka N’Guessan (right), CAADP Pillar IV Advisor (Rural Economy and Agriculture Department) African Union […]
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With support from Africa Lead, the Savanna Integrated Rural Development Aid (SIRDA) is working with Village Saving Loans Associations (VSLA) groups in the Northern Region of Ghana. The VSLA is […]
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Socrates once said that individuals learn best when they have ownership of a situation and share the responsibility for the outcome. That philosophy continues to shape modern coaching clinics today. […]
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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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Often when we think of communications in development efforts, we focus on “telling the story”—the story about our impact—prior to and after we’ve implemented our programs. Over the last year, working as the East and Southern Africa Regional Director of Africa Lead, I’ve witnessed our team come to understand the power of communications in “making the story.”
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