AGRA exists to fulfill the vision that Africa can feed itself and the world, transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive to a business that thrives.
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), is a farmer-centred, African-led, partnerships-driven institution that is working to transforming smallholder farming from a solitary struggle to survive to a business that thrives. In collaboration with its partners—including African governments, researchers, development partners, the private sector and civil society— AGRA’s work primarily focuses on smallholder farmers – men and women who typically cultivate staple crops on two hectares or less.
AGRA, through the VALUE4HER program, plans to implement activities geared towards catalysing women to women supplier and mentorship relationships, to create market and learning networks among women-led businesses. As a pilot intervention, this grant seeks to catalyse women-women supply chains, evaluate and learn how business relations along women supply chains work to incentivise women to learn and adapt their attitude/perception to business growth and facilitate the development of knowledge and insights for scale, voice and advocacy initiatives in Africa.
The overall objective is to catalyse, incubate, consolidate the approach for women to women supply chains, to reach women micro-entrepreneurs and or women farmers. AGRA stands to benefit from the knowledge developed from the pilot to further hone its approach on women to women business networks while cascading the benefits from established women’s businesses who are beneficiaries of VALUE4HER to those that are not yet beneficiaries of the program.
This Innovation Grant (IG) is open to women-led/owned agribusinesses (at least 70% of the shares held by a woman or group of women) that are incorporated in an African country and have been in existence for at least three (3) years.