Africa Lead II’s Agriculture InternshipProgram aims to facilitate more efficientagricultural production, stronger agribusinesses and agricultural development institutions,a more direct link betweenNARS and farmers, and greater valueaddition in the agriculture sector acrossAfrica. The broad goal is to support skillstransfer and technological know-howthat will help African agribusinesses andorganizations to innovate, improve theircommercial viability and catalyze agriculturaltransformation, thus contributing toimproved food security.
About the program
Africa Lead II—the Feed the Future: Building Capacity for African Agricultural Transformation Program—supports the advancement of agricultural transformation in Africa as proposed by the African Union Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP). Simultaneously, Africa Lead II contributes to the Feed the Future (FTF) goals of reduced hunger and poverty by building the capacity of Champions—defined as men and women leaders in agriculture—to develop, lead, and manage the policies, structures and processes needed for the transformation process.
The scope of Africa Lead II is divided into three components, as follows:
- Component One: Establishing and Improving Effectiveness of Institutional and Organizational Architecture for African-Led Agricultural Transformation.
- Component Two: Strengthening Capacity to Manage and Implement the Policy Change and Alignment Process.
- Component Three: Promoting the Effective Participation of Non-State Actors (NSAs) in the Policy Process and Providing Capacity Strengthening Support when Necessary.
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