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Western govts, private foundations urged to stop funding AGRA

Agnes Kalibata

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) on Thursday, September 2, 2021, called on donors to stop funding the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and other programmes that promote industrialised agriculture on the continent. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of AGRA AFSA leaders said they would deliver their letter to AGRA donors, with hundreds of endorsements from international ...

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ERA/FoEN, 15 others flay AGRA, reiterate support for agroecology

Agnes Kalibata

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and 15 other food sovereignty campaign organisations have urged Global North Governments to stop all financial and political support for the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and other initiatives promoting the Green Revolution. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of AGRA The governments were encouraged instead to channel their support to ...

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AGRA moves to address gender inequality challenges in agriculture

Agnes Kalibata

At a webinar held on October 22, 2020 at the instance of the Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA), the organisation sought to enhance partnership in addressing gender inequality challenges in the agricultural space. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of AGRA The Roundtable, which held to coincide with the administrative handover of the VALUE4HERConnect platform, was aimed to communicate AGRA’s blueprint ...

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African groups demand answers from agriculture organisation

Agnes Kalibata

A coalition of civil society groups is calling on the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to urgently attend to some statements made about it in a recent report. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of AGRA A coalition of NGOs and scientists some time ago released the report, titled “False Promises”, which appeared to illustrate alleged shortcomings of AGRA ...

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Forum explores private sector role in leveraging opportunities for food security

Alhaji Sabo Nanono

To achieve food security for the growing city population, integration between stakeholders in the government and private sectors needs to be enhanced through a sustainable system that ensures accessibility of data to relevant players along the value chain for proper financing of different segments in the agricultural sector. Alhaji Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development This was a ...

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Donors, govts urged to withdraw from AGRA

Agnes Kalibata

Donor governments have been called upon to withdraw their funding from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), a partnership-driven institution that is African-led and farmer-centred. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of AGRA The call was made at the close of a webinar convened on Thursday, August 6, 2020 courtesy of Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) in collaboration ...

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Seeds of success in Ghana

Mohammed Sabtuwo

Mohammed Sabtuwo does not just want to talk about how agriculture has changed his life; he wants to show us. Before we know it, he is up from his seat and whisking us away to his house, a sense of urgency in every step. On the way, he points to a small house, about half the size of a car ...

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