To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Alliance for the Green Revolution in Africa; and what plans his Department has to continue to support small-scale food producers in that country.
18 June 2021
The UK's engagement with Alliance for the Green Revolution in Africa has primarily focused on strengthening regional food trade and resilience within the continent and collaborating with members of the Alliance for the Green Revolution in Africa-led Partnership for Inclusive Agriculture Transformation in Africa. An evaluation is currently in progress of Alliance for the Green Revolution in Africa's effectiveness on its broad set of activities. FCDO sits on the steering group for this work.
We continue to ensure smallholder farmers are integrated into food and agriculture value chain related programmes across our Africa country portfolio as well as our regional portfolio for example through the Africa Food Trade and Resilience programme and AgDevCo - a flagship agribusiness impact investor in Africa.