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The Fall Armyworm (FAW) pest is a serious threat to food security in Africa, potentially causing loss of 8.3 to 20.6 million tons of maize per year if uncontrolled. FAW not only affects production of a staple food crop in the East Africa region, but also undermines the economic viability of Africa’s emerging private seed sector.
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The Horn of Africa is an area with scarce natural resources and that is vulnerable to food security crises, threatening traditional pastoral livelihoods. In 2011, the Horn of Africa faced the worst drought in 60 years, leading to famine in Somalia, and emergency food insecurity levels in Kenya and Ethiopia. At the peak of the drought, more than 13 million people across the region required humanitarian assistance, and more than 700,000 refugees fled Somalia.
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As USAID Kenya’s lead learning partner in the Partnership for Resilience and Economic Growth (PREG), Africa Lead participated in the inaugural ASAL Conference. The objective was to create a platform for prioritization and realigning of the ASALs development agenda with the national development priorities for accelerated social, economic and cultural development,
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Africa Lead facilitated the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning / Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (MEL/CLA) meeting for USAID/Kenya and East Africa (KEA) regional partners meeting on 22 August 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.
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The cast and crew of Kumekucha: Fatuma collect the award at ZIFF. Photo credit: ZIFF Zanzibar, Tanzania – The USAID Tanzania supported film, Hadithi za Kumekucha: FATUMA, about a Tanzanian […]
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Joel Rutoh Chairman of Kericho Dairy Development Organization (KDDO) reiterates participants’ expectations for the workshop. Photo credit: Africa Lead / Richaela Primus Kericho County is one of the epicenters of […]
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Erik Ogacho, representative for the Chief Officer of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Development for Kisumu County Government makes a presentation at the Validation Workshop. Photo credit: Africa Lead / Richaela […]
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Mr. Farid Karama, the Executive Director AAA, gives his opening remarks. Photo credit: Africa Lead / Victor Oloo The Africa Agribusiness Academy (AAA) in partnership with the Africa Lead /Non-State […]
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Ronald Ojwang of NIWETU (left) during his speed date with Hassan Aden and Pauline Njiraini of K-YES. Photo credit: Africa Lead/Joanne Kihagi Africa Lead (also known as PREG Learning) facilitated […]
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Open Institute and CNC visit a maize farm in Bibirioni sub-location. Photo credit: CNC / Elizabeth Opolo In May 2018, Open Institute, a recipient of the Africa Lead/CAADP Non-State Actors […]
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