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AMEA welcomes Kilimo Trust

November 03, 2019

The AMEA network continues to grow with our newest member

NetBizImpact joins AMEA

October 30, 2019

We are excited to introduce the newest member in the AMEA network: NetBizImpact. 

AMEA Cote d'Ivoire Local Network Official Launch

April 17, 2019

On 16 April 2019, AMEA Global, presided by IFC and in collaboration with IDH, CNFA, Fairtrade Africa, Cargill, ACDI-VOCA, TechnoServe, iCRA, SCOPEinsight and Rainforest Alliance officially launched the AMEA Cote d’Ivoire Local Network in Abidjan.

A new phase for professional farmer organizations: IWA29:2019 is published!

April 01, 2019

AMEA is happy to announce that the 29th International Workshop Agreement (IWA29:2019) – Professional Farmer Organization – Guidelines – has been published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The Koppert Foundation joins AMEA

March 19, 2019

We are pleased to announce that The Koppert Foundation is joining the Alliance!

We are happy to announce that the latest version of the Agribusiness Leadership Program training curriculum – ALP 3.0 – is now available to all our members free of charge.

An interview with Joanne Sonenshine and Alan Johnson about IWA29 - Global Guidelines for Professional Farmer Organizations

AMEA continues to grow as we welcome our new member organization – A Glimmer of Hope.

The Alliance is growing, and we are delighted to welcome Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate as the newest member to AMEA.

AMEA is now a stronger active network ready to create greater sustainable impact and systems change supporting more professional farmer organizations. Over 40 highly committed and engaged practitioners met at the first ever AMEA Global Alliance Convening.

On 7 and 8 November, participants in the development of IWA 29 gathered in Delft, Netherlands, to review 300 comments to the draft global guidelines for professional farmer organizations, and reached consensus on the final version.

The Enhancing Development through Cooperatives  training approach – the Cooperative Leadership Event – has been approved by content experts of AMEA partner organizations.

The Alliance is growing! We are delighted to welcome Church of Sweden as the newest addition to AMEA.

We are happy to announce that Africa Turnaround is joining AMEA!

AMEA Partners have approved three training curricula and three assessment methods for a more efficient and effective capacity development of farmer organizations

We are happy to announce that Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs - ANDE - is joining AMEA!

Examples of future practical use of the global definition for farmer organizations.

The deadline for registrations to participate in the creation of a global definition for professional farmer organizations is around the corner. With many representatives of different stakeholder already registered, we took the opportunity to talk to some of them about the reasons why they decided to join. 

We are proud to announce the newest addition to the Agribusiness Market Ecosystem Alliance: the Rainforest Alliance (RA)!

We spoke to Sabrina Amburgey, a member of AMEA's board and the Vice President for Strategic Growth and Partnerships at ACDI/VOCA. We discussed AMEA's beginnings and current projects, as well as goals for the future.

An interview with Gelawdios Bahlibi, one of the first certified trainers of AMEA

We are happy to announce that the registration as a stakeholder to define professional farmer organizations in an International Workshop Agreement (IWA) process has just opened!

Embarked on its journey to facilitate the development of the global definition for professional farmer organizations, AMEA has organized a workshop on 20 March 2018 in Washington D.C. to actively engage stakeholders in the process.

AMEA is thrilled to welcome Nuru International on board as its newest Development Partner.

Need Certified Trainers? AMEA Can Help

February 14, 2018

We sat down with Amy Warren, the instructional designer on ALP to learn how AMEA members can improve their ALP use and find a way to certify their ALP trainers.

AMEA is proud and happy to announce the selection of Joanne Sonenshine as the IWA Chair who leads the development of the global definition for professional farmer organizations. 

 

It is an exciting time at AMEA as we are expanding our efforts and embarking on a novel journey that will change the concept of business in the world of Agriculture. 

AMEA has performed a case study to test the Agribusiness Leadership Program (ALP), a capacity building program developed by International Finance Corporation (IFC), which is tested as part of the AMEA Standardized Approach. Interested to see how the case study went?

We sat down with Gian Nicola Franseconi the Senior Advisor at CTA to get the gists to why CTA decided to join the AMEA Alliance and where AMEA is heading.

AMEA is delighted to welcome International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA) as its newest Development Partner.

Join AMEA in creating a global standard definition for professional farmer organizations!

December 03, 2017

AMEA is reaching out to the wide agri-food network to take part in the development of a global standard  definition for professional farmer organizations.

  We at AMEA sat down with our Board Chair, Alan Johnson who is also IFC’s Global Lead for Smallholder Supply Chains in Agribusiness Advisory Services. We asked about the reasons behind AMEA’s existence and its future goals.

On November 2st , 2017, AMEA certified a first group of high quality trainers for farmer organizations  in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

AMEA is pleased to welcome Self Help Africa as our newest global member.

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) joins AMEA

October 29, 2017

AMEA is delighted to welcome CNFA in its Alliance as its newest Development Partner.

It is a pleasure for AMEA to announce the release of the latest version of the Agribusiness Leadership Program (ALP), a 6-to-24-months training program with the objective to measurably improve the management skills and professionalism of farmer organizations.

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