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27 Jan 2014 description
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Lusaka, Zambia. 27 January 2013 - Today, the United State Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) launched a multi-partner initiative - Strengthening Agricultural Input and Output Markets in Africa (SAIOMA) - aimed at improving smallholder farmers' access to markets, in order to increase their earnings and improve their well-beings and the livelihoods of their families.

10 Jul 2012 description
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27 June 2012 - AGRA President Jane Karuku joined partners in celebrating the launch of the Kenyan African Agricultural Capital Fund (AACF). You can read her full remarks below.

Remarks – AACF launch, Serena Hotel, Nairobi– 27 June 2012 – 8:00-10:30

Ladies and gentleman, I am very pleased to be able to join you today for the Kenyan launch of the African Agricultural Capital Fund (AACF) and I would like to thank Pearl Capital for the invitation to speak to you this morning.

12 Jun 2012 description
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8 June 2012 - By the African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI) and the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI)

Africa needs a critical mass of scientists trained in plant breeding, with conventional and molecular expertise to develop resilient and climate-smart varieties needed for food security, sustainability and economic development. These scientists must be committed to working in national breeding programmes in their home countries. The lack of plant breeders with such skills in Africa is well documented.

05 Jun 2012 description
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Nairobi, Kenya (31 May 2012) – The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Kenya seeking to scale up access to agricultural financing in the country. The Programme for Rural Outreach of Financial Innovations and Technologies (PROFIT) is a six-year development program whose goal is to contribute to the reduction of rural poverty in Kenya.

29 May 2012 description
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Peasant farmers who were used to a few sacks of yields from over cultivated lands turn to Kari to change their fortunes.

With a smile on his face, a sickle in his hand and a possible bounty harvest in the offing, Joseph Onyango savours the success of his hard work. Helped by his wife and two children, he whistles as he gathers sack after sack of healthy looking maize .

A few years back, however, Onyango was a distraught man, watching his half-hectare farm in Got Nanga, Ugenya, in Siaya County return poor harvest year after year.