Impact Story

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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Farms and fields across sub-Saharan Africa are full of everyday heroes. Smallholder farmers, both men and women, overcome incredible odds every day to feed their families. Many times women are […]
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Former Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Fellow, 29-year-old Eugene Kavishe is the owner of Vonkaby Agrocompany Limited in Morogoro, Tanzania. Here Eugene collects eggs from the layer cages at his […]
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Veni Mayaka of REGAL-AG (in red) shares information during a monthly PREG meeting in Isiolo County. Photo Credit: Africa Lead Veni Mayaka is a program assistant with USAID Kenya’s Resilience […]
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Africa Lead Chief of Party, David Tartif-Douglin (right) listens intently as Boadu Owusu speaks of his internship experience and plans for his start-up, Accra, Ghana When Boadu Owusu graduated from […]
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Kisioki displays one of the energy-efficient cook stoves he makes . Photo credit: Craig Davis/Africa Lead Thirty-one year-old youth activist and director of the non-profit International Collaborative for Science, Education and […]
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Linda Simon Paulo in the Tingatinga School garden. Photo credit: Craig Davis/Africa Lead Twenty-nine year-old youth activist, Linda Simon Paulo, believes that malnutrition is the greatest threat facing Maasai communities […]
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Edson stands before his beef cattle on this 102-acre farm. Photo credit: Craig Davis/Africa Lead Thirty-six-year-old entrepreneur Edson Enos Mfuru is an agribusiness consultant and manager of his own 102-acre […]
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