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 […]
Moses Awuah (left), CEO of Youth Arise Organisation with technical team members during a training event. Moses Baffour Awuah is a young entrepreneur and president of Youth Arise Organization(YAO). YAO […]
Justin Urassa, an associate professor at Tanzania’s Sokoine University, believes that agriculture is a pathway out of poverty, specifically for Tanzania’s rural youth. Ask him if he understood that three […]
Fredrick Korir is a young extension agent from Bomet County, located in Kenya’s agricultural heartland. Following a leadership training from Feed the Future's Africa Lead program, Korir started using WhatsApp to integrate mobile technology into extension services.
When Alex Gitonga graduated from Nairobi University with a degree in Food Science and Technology, he struggled to find a meaningful way to use his education. It wasn’t until he participated in Africa Lead’s agricultural leadership training, “Champions for Change” in 2010 that he’d find the right direction. Little did he know at the time, it would be his of love of milk that would help shape his future.
Over the years, Africa Lead’s leadership training facilitators and “trainers” have played a central role in the program’s mission to scale up for food security across sub-Saharan Africa. In Tanzania and across East Africa, experienced facilitators with proven track records are in great demand. To meet this demand, Africa Lead is working to scale up the number of trained facilitators who can deliver capacity building training programs, and advance the skills of existing trainers.
There is a saying, “The tragedy in Africa is poverty of leadership”, however the result of the work of Kenya's Counties to engage in the Champions for Change leadership training, shows that Kenya's counties are on the right path, and there is no tragedy in that.
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.
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