Program Updates

Dr. Haret Hambe, Field Coordinator for the Accelerated Value Chain Development project, makes a point during a site visit with other partners to the Garissa Livestock Market during the follow-up […]
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A cross-section of participants at the Joint Workplanning and IA4R workshop of the PfRR held in Yambio, South Sudan. Photo credit: UNDP In 2018, 7.1 million people in South Sudan […]
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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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Kadir Boru, the programs director at Northern Rangelands Trust, shares his thoughts during the group sessions at the Kick – off event. Photo by: Victor Oloo/Africa Lead In February 2019, […]
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Participants discuss the evolution of the key PES monitoring indicators, their results and impact. Photo credit/Africa Lead January 10 – 11, 2019, Dakar, Senegal Senegal adopted its Plan for an […]
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Kate Fehlenberg, Project Manager with Drought-Tolerant Maize for Africa – Scaling Seed, during a group discussion with team members. Photo credit: Africa Lead High quality seed is an important determinant […]
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Mr. Sada Ndongo (center), department chief for the Directorate for the Support to the Private Sector (DASP), makes a point during the inaugural meeting for the creation of the Policy […]
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Linda Simon walks through the kitchen garden at Tinga Tinga Primary School in Tinga Tinga Village in the Longido District in Northern Tanzania. Photo credit: Africa Lead / Victor Oloo […]
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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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