Founded in 2006, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), is an African-led African-based organization that seeks to catalyze Agriculture Transformation in Africa. AGRA is focused on putting smallholder farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economy by transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive into farming as a business that thrives. AGRA recognizes that developing smallholder agriculture into a productive, efficient, and sustainable system is essential to ensuring food security, lifting millions out of poverty, and driving equitable growth across the continent.
AGRA is driving an agricultural transformation agenda within the context of increased impact of climate change and stressed ecosystems. Since 2015 there has been marked increase in the number of food insecure people on the continent largely due to climate variability and shifting weather systems. These changes have affected everyone but more so (disproportionately) women and youth who face declining livelihood options. Therefore, AGRA’s strategy seeks to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and profitability, promoting strategies that empower farmers to respond to environmental variability, adapt to and mitigate against the impacts of climate change; and foster prudent and sustainable management of natural resources.