ESA Updates

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 […]
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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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Stakeholders from Kenya’s agriculture sector came together in mid-April to kickoff Kenya’s effort to collect data for and complete the second Biennial Review (BR) process of the Malabo Commitments and […]
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As a USAID learning partner, Africa Lead supports the Partnership for Resilience and Economic Growth (PREG) Learning Agenda. Since 2016, Africa Lead’s facilitative leadership in PREG has helped USAID Kenya […]
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In 2018, 7.1 million people in South Sudan required humanitarian or development assistance, with 5.7 million of these people requiring food and livelihood support. To respond to increasing humanitarian needs […]
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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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The average age of a farmer in Kenya is 61. In a country where nearly 75% of the total population is below 35, youth unemployment has remained at nearly 20% for the last ten years. For many of Kenya’s unemployed youth, agriculture presents a viable business opportunity to create a long-lasting livelihood. The agriculture sector, however, remains largely unattractive to the youth and their participation is hindered mostly by lack of access to land, finance, and markets.
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Seventy-five percent of Kenyans derive all or part of their livelihoods from agriculture which also accounts for more than half of Kenya's gross domestic product. The Agriculture Council of Kenya (AgCK) was established in 2015 by six agriculture sector interest groups to represent the under-represented groups that make Kenya’s agriculture sector a major part of Kenya’s economy.
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