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Making tech available to smallholders to boost growth

Agriculture is the backbone of Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy, with many countries depending on it heavily, a reason many development institutions are investing in the sector. This rhymes well with AU’s agriculture goals of shared prosperity and improved livelihoods to be attained by 2025 as stated in the Malabo Declaration on accelerated agricultural growth and transformation.

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Joe DeVries: The Role of Seed in Africa’s Agricultural Revolution

Joe DeVries, Director for the Program for Africa’s Seed Systems (PASS) at the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), spoke to allAfrica at the sidelines of the Alliance for a Green Revolution Forum in Addis Ababa.

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SOS – Save Our Seed: The battle for African seed independence, food security and sovereignty

In order to address Africa’s poor agricultural productivity international players are intent on criminalising traditional seed saving practices. This thrust is directed by a triumvirate of corporate interests, actively assisted by first world governments and front organisations parading as non-governmental organisations.

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Fertile soil could double and even triple crop yields

Nairobi – African farmers could double or even triple crop yields from their farms if they embrace integrated soil fertility management (ISFM), a new AGRA report shows.

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Women for Expo – Jane Karuku (AGRA): Africa’s own Green Revolution cannot happen without women

“We need to unleash Africa’s agricultural potential in a way that capitalizes on the extraordinarily large pool of talented women across the continent”, says Jane Karuku, president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an organization aiming to help smallholder farmers boost their productivity and lift themselves out of poverty.

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A new consortium to spur agricultural education

Nairobi – A new international partnership involving Africa, India and the United States has been launched with the aim to boost agricultural education to help address challenges of global food security, accessibility and affordability.

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