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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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Kenya:Inaugural Banana Conference Set to Discuss Issues Affecting The Banana Sub-sector

More than 300 experts including top leaders from the Ministry of Agriculture, agricultural research institutes, non-governmental organizations, regional bilateral institutions, development partners, financial institutions and farmer organizations will convene at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) Headquarters, in Nairobi to discuss key issues affecting the banana sector.

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Report on status of agriculture in Africa has been unveiled

Maputo – A new report with detailed statistics and data on African agriculture that will enable researchers, scientists, farmers and policymakers to access timely, relevant and reliable data on the sector has been launched.

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How to Achieve a Green Revolution in Africa

Maputo – The persistence of low levels of agricultural production, increased food insecurity, unstable agricultural prices and increasing costs of inputs contribute to the challenges facing African agriculture*. Even though these challenges are worldwide, for Africa, where farming is dominated by smallholders, most of them women — these could mean losing the gains in achieving the Millennium Development Goals — specifically being unable to feed the population adequately.

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