Annual Learning Event 2023

On 16 and 17 May 2023, AMEA held its third annual learning event (ALE). Our aim was to: ● Communicate findings from the Tool Improvement Facility (TIF) projects and case studies● Generate debate about the findings● Inform the next round of case studies and research● Communicate the BDS Roadmap processes started in Local Networks● Find […]

Corus International’s Food Safety Tool

With funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) through the AMEA network, Corus International created an innovative Food Safety-First (FS-First) Budget Tool to help farmer organizations’ ability to cost out and plan steps to enhance their professionalism and meet food safety standards for their buyers and consumers. The tool provides a step-by-step guide […]

Cooperative-driven development in Ethiopia (technical note)

Nuru has developed an adaptive and locally-led cooperative development approach that has a lifetime of five to seven years, after which, as the cooperatives become increasingly self-reliant, Nuru exits the communities. Nuru’s model and approach is examined in this case study by reviewing BDS activities implemented from 2016 to 2022. As of 2022, Nuru supported […]

Cooperative-driven development in Ethiopia (case study)

Nuru has developed an adaptive and locally-led cooperative development approach that has a lifetime of five to seven years, after which, as the cooperatives become increasingly self-reliant, Nuru exits the communities. Nuru’s model and approach is examined in this case study by reviewing BDS activities implemented from 2016 to 2022. As of 2022, Nuru supported […]

CNFA agro-dealer training program in Rwanda

From May to June 2023, a joint initiative between CNFA and SCOPEinsight, with support from AMEA, aimed to assess the effectiveness and impact of capacity-building services provided to agro-input retailers under the CNFA-implemented Hinga Weze program in Rwanda. The flagship Hinga Weze program, funded by USAID with $32.6 million USD and implemented by CNFA from […]

lessons from AGRA’s Input Finance Model (technical note)

This case study examines the risk-sharing input finance model implemented by one of AMEA’s members, AGRA, in Ghana and Burkina Faso over the past several years. Following a successful proof of concept in Ghana, AGRA replicated the model with context-specific adaptations in Burkina Faso beginning in 2019 (with first financing taking place in 2020). The […]

lessons from AGRA’s Input Finance Model in Ghana and Burkina Faso

This case study examines the risk-sharing input finance model implemented by one of AMEA’s members, AGRA, in Ghana and Burkina Faso over the past several years. Following a successful proof of concept in Ghana, AGRA replicated the model with context-specific adaptations in Burkina Faso beginning in 2019 (with first financing taking place in 2020). The […]

We welcome Farm Africa as a member

AMEA is excited to announce that three new members have joined us in the last few months. We welcome Farm Africa as a local member in Kenya.

AMEA Updates August 2023

All the latest news from the AMEA network. Updates on our BDS roadmap work, Local Network activities and key learning products.