Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Countries:  Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia
Objectives:
To develop and disseminate technologies that rapidly increase agricultural productivity in ways that are environmentally friendly and empower smallholder farmers, the majority of whom are women
To increase income, improve food security and reduce poverty among smallholder farmers in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner
To develop an evidence-based policy environment and an incentive system for improving farmers‘ access to technologies, knowledge and other resources needed to transform smallholder farming, paying special attention to ensuring that these innovations address the needs of and are accessible to women farmers 
To provide a platform for bilateral and multilateral partners, national governments, research organizations, farmers‘ organizations and others to forge effective alliances for addressing agricultural productivity
To inspire action by demonstrating what is possible 
To identify and fill financing and human resource gaps by mobilizing national and international resources in support of an African Green Revolution
Funding agencies:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation;Rockefeller Foundation;Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs;UK Department for International Development (DFID);Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DANIDA);U.S.;Agency for International Development (USAID);Partners for Seed in Africa (PASA);International Development Research Centre (IDRC);Central Bank of Nigeria;Millenium Development Authority Ghana (MIDA);New Venture Fund (NVF);International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA);Econet Wireless Global;The Government of Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg;International Fund for;Agricultural Development (IFAD);Government of Kenya
Website:  http://www.agra.org/