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  • Increasing Investment in Agriculture Anne Mbaabu Director, Market Access Program AGRA October 4, 2010
  • Cereal production in China, S. Asia and SSA 6 China S.Asia SS Africa 5 Cereal Yields t/ha 4 3 2 1 0 1961 1966 1971 1976 1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 Source: FAOSTAT (2001) 4
  • Food production has decreased since 1960
  • Netherlands Vietnam Japan UK China France Fertilizer use Brazil USA per ha in sub- India Saharan South Africa Cuba Africa is the Benin lowest in the Malawi Ethiopia world Mali Burkina Faso Nigeria Tanzania Mozambique Guinea Ghana Uganda kg/ha 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 Sources: FAOSTAT 2003, Norman Borlaug 2004
  • What is AGRA? A dynamic partnership working across Africa to help millions of smallholder farmers lift themselves out of poverty.
  • AGRA interventions can solve problems along the value chain Seeds Program Soil Health Market Access Policy & Partnerships Agricultural Extension Water Resources l l l l l l l l 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
  • Early Results  Building breeder capacity  Increasing productivity  Strengthening agro-dealer networks  Improving integrated soil fertility management  Increasing access to markets  Increasing access to finance  Facilitating policy and advocacy
  • Breadbasket Investment Strategy  Focused investments in high-potential areas  Ghana  Mali  Mozambique  Tanzania
  • Public-Private Partnerships Shift policy to pro-farmer support Promote home-grown, evidence-based policies Mobilize strong political commitments for change Involve all partners
  • Anne Mbaabu Director, Market Access Program AGRA ambaabu@agra-alliance.org Phone +254 20 3750 627