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AGRA

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. Smallholders - the majority women - produce most of Africa's food, and do so with minimal resources and little government support.

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; and policies that provide them with comprehensive support.

Through developing Africa's high-potential breadbasket areas, while also boosting farm productivity across more challenging environments, AGRA works to transform smallholder agriculture into a highly productive, efficient, sustainable and competitive system, while also protecting the environment.

AGRA exists to fulfill the vision that Africa can feed itself and the world.
Investing in agriculture is the surest path to reducing poverty and hunger in Africa.

Despite the challenges African farmers face today - poor soils, degraded soils, unreliable water supplies, poor access to markets, insufficient access to finance and credit and too little government support - Africa's smallholder farmers produce most of Africa's food.

Africa is blessed with unique regions characterized by good soils, adequate rainfall, basic infrastructure and large numbers of smallholder farmers.

These are Africa's breadbasket areas where there exists tremendous potential to increase farmer productivity as well as implement ideas and solutions that if successful could be scaled up in other countries.