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".
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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.”
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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