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.
Building on its existing leadership training program, Africa Lead has launched a new Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development Course to meet the needs of youth and women entrepreneurs looking to launch […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Africa Lead collaborated with eight organizations in Nigeria to competitively select and nominate participants for the Champions for Change leadership course held from March 13-17, 2017. The organizations included the […]
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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+1 301 771 7777
East & Southern Africa Regional Office
Acorn House, 97 James Gichuru Road, Lavington Nairobi, Kenya
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West Africa Regional Office
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Residence Rokhaya /49 Dakar, Senegal
Off: +221 33 820 3388
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