Africa Leading Blog

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 […]
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This post is part of Africa Lead’s Final Program Year Learning Series and has been published in advance of the upcoming August 7th, 2019 Learning Series Event – Leadership for […]
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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"
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From Africa Lead's Learning Series: In a compelling article on and a YouTube video, Robert Ouma, Africa Lead's Senior Policy Advisor explores how CAADP puts smallholder farmers at the heart of food security policy solutions.
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It is with great sadness that Africa Lead begins our April 2019 update with the news of the untimely passing on of one of Kenya’s great countrymen and champions of […]
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Women represent 52% of Senegal’s 15.4 million people. Agriculture is a key sector of the Senegalese economy, making up approximately 15 percent of the gross domestic product and is a […]
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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 […]
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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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