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Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

est. 2006

OVERVIEW

The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) works to achieve a food secure and prosperous Africa through the promotion of rapid, sustainable agricultural growth based on smallholder farmers. AGRA aims to ensure that smallholders have what they need to succeed: good seeds and healthy soils; access to markets, information, financing, storage and transport. The alliance advocates for policies that provide them with comprehensive support; from access to seeds to securing land tenure, from fair trade to affordable finance.

AGRA’s partners include organizations of farmers, research scientists, the private sector, national leaders and institutions, civil society, and multilateral organizations.

OBJECTIVE

The main objectives of AGRA are to:

  • Reduce food insecurity by 50 percent in at least 20 countries
  • Double the incomes of 20 million smallholder families
  • Put at least 15 countries on track for attaining and sustaining a uniquely “African Green Revolution” that supports smallholder farmers, protects the environment, and helps farmers adapt to climate change.

GOVERNANCE

The President and AGRA’s major Programmes Director govern the alliance. The management team makes all vital decisions on AGRA’s priorities and programmes.

Board of Directors: composed of African leaders, scientists and eminent persons drawn from public life and business, as well as international experts in agriculture and economic development. In June 2007, AGRA selected its first Board Chairman, Mr. Kofi A. Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations.