The many challenges facing African agriculture

have led to high food product imports which are expected to reach $110B by 2025. On a positive note, it is estimated that investments in agriculture can create markets worth $80B per year over 10 years according to a report from the African Development Bank. 

Given that the agricultural sector is still the primary source of employment for most African countries and that 60% of the world’s arable land is still uncultivated in Africa, African agriculture is poised to be an engine of economic growth and development. The urgency caused by challenges such as population growth, rapid urbanization, growth in the middle class and related diet transformation, and climate change means we must take a bold, innovative value-chain–oriented approach to transform the African agrifood system by developing and deploying appropriate, modern technologies.

As the Alliance for Modernizing African Agrifood System

of the ASABE, we have taken a holistic approach in exploring the development and adoption of modern technologies to accelerate improvements in the food crop value chains in Sub-Saharan Africa. We are raising funds to conduct detailed situational assessments in collaboration with partners on the continent, promote technology and methodology development, assessment and deployment, enhance entrepreneurship and business development, provide capacity building and workforce development opportunities, facilitate communication and information dissemination, and to support our organizational structure.

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You can help make an impact

 by donating funds to the AMAA. This is easily done electronically, by designating your gift to AMAA:


or send a check directly to ASABE at 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085 and specifying “AMAA” written on the memo line.

All donations and contributions are tax deductible.