The Alliance for a 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. Smallholders--the majority women--produce most of Africa's food, and do so with minimal resources and little government support. AGRA's programs focus on four basic areas: soil, seeds, policies and markets. Among its activities, AGRA runs the Farmer Organization Support Center in Africa, together with programs to support seed systems, soil health, market access, and gender in agriculture. AGRA also funds PhD programs for plant breeding and has other partnerships that train dozens of MSc students in agriculture as well as in agriculture and applied economics. Finally, AGRA is responsible for the African Enterprise Challenge Fund.
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
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