Highlights from AGRF 2021

Highlights from the AMEA/HarvestPlus AGRF session: “Forging resilient food systems with smallholder farmers and agri-SMEs”     Our session highlighted the urgent need to support practical, proven, scalable approaches to engaging and empowering those who make up the backbone of African agriculture and food systems: smallholder farmers and agri-food AMEs. The session achieving this by […]

Case Study (Cocoa Sector in Côte d’Ivoire): Terms of Reference

We are looking for a consultant to help us develop a case study on private sector development strategies in the Ivorian cocoa sector with a focus on access to finance. The consultant(s) should have good experience of agricultural value chains and strong communication skills in English and French. Apply by 27 September.    In 2020, […]

Benin Market Scope Study: Terms of Reference

We are looking to conduct a comprehensive market assessment in Benin, focused on farmer organisations and the role of the AMEA network.   Several of Benin’s key agricultural value chains are comprised of smallholders, farmers organizations and agri-SMEs (including cooperative societies). Many smallholders and their cooperatives in Benin lack the managerial and technical capacities needed […]

We welcome our West Africa Network Facilitator

AMEA is strengthening its Local Networks presence by appointing a network facilitator in West Africa. We are happy to announce that Oniankitan Gregoire Agai has officially joined the AMEA team and is coordinating our work in West Africa. The first AMEA Local Network in West Africa (Côte d’Ivoire) is focused on harmonising the capacity development […]

Meet our Kenya Network Facilitator

AMEA is happy to announce the appointment of our Kenya Network Facilitator – Merciline Oyier. Merciline coordinates our network of 13 members in Kenya which focuses on promoting the IWA29 at a national level, generating learning opportunities in thematic areas and identifying agriculture technologies for member projects. Merciline will also build bridges between our Global […]

ICCO STARS Case Study Terms of Reference

We are looking for a consultant to develop a case study on the ICCO Cooperation (now Cordaid) STARS programme, with a focus on BDS and access to finance for farmer organisations. Deadline: 27 August 2021.   Every year, AMEA invests in case studies to support the learning and improvement of the AMEA approach and the tools […]

Christian Aid joins AMEA

Christian Aid has joined AMEA as a local member in Kenya and Malawi. Christian Aid is a partnership of people, churches and local organizations committed to ending poverty worldwide. Together with communities, Christian Aid works to fight injustice, respond to humanitarian emergencies, campaign for change and help people claim the services and rights they are […]

Corus International joins AMEA!

We are excited to announce that Corus International is joining AMEA! Corus International is a family of organizations (including Lutheran World Relief) dedicated to bringing life-saving aid and long-term hope around the globe. Corus International connects disciplines, approaches and people to efficiently achieve wide and systematic impact.   The professionalization of farmers organizations is one […]

AGRA joins AMEA

We are pleased to announce that AGRA (Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa) has joined AMEA! AGRA is a farmer-centered, African-led, and partnerships-driven institute that is transforming Africa’s smallholder farming into businesses that thrive. AGRA aims to increase incomes and improve food security for smallholder farm households in Africa. Since its establishment in 2006, […]