AMEA welcomes Self Help Africa into the Alliance

 

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

 

Self Help Africa joins the AMEA Alliance to help standardize the development of professional farmer organizations by sharing knowledge, experience and best practices. Together, we offer best in class assessment tools training materials and a directory of certified service providers (assessors, trainers and coaches) that meet the global standard definition for professional farmer organizations and improve the business and management skills of farmer organizations in an effective, cost-efficient and scalable way.

About Self Help Africa

Self Help Africa is a leading international development charity with an expertise in small-scale farming and growing family-farm businesses. We are motivated by injustice, by our expertise in small-scale agriculture and family-farm business, and the opportunity we have to help small farmers change the lives of their families. 

Mark Ireland, Head of region at South Help Africa said, "Self Help Africa has farmers' organizations at the core of its strategy, across nine African countries, to tackle poverty and improve the lives of local communities. Linking small scale farmers, cooperatives and producer groups to the market is key to improving 'the bottom line'. By working with AMEA, we will bring consistency and structure to capacity building work for a range of agri-enterprises. We aim to share our learning with members and also learn from them. Together, we can address the barriers in markets to increasing not only the quantity of food but also the quality of food being produced by women and men across the continent."

About AMEA

The Agribusiness Market Ecosystem Alliance (AMEA) is a global alliance of firms standardizing the development of professional farmer organizations (FOs). 

We believe that transforming farmer organizations into professional businesses is the key to alleviate poverty and food security. 

At AMEA, we define global standards for professional farmer organizations. To support farmer organization lift their professional capacity, AMEA provides cost-effective and integrated system of standards, best-in-class assessments, training materials and certifies the trainers and coaches. This gives buyers, banks and input supplier greater confidence to engage with farmer organizations in stronger, more resilient supply chains.

We offer a transformative solution for farmer and supply chain business development. 

For more information

Yassmin Sherif | Marketing and Communication  Coordinator | sherif@ameaglobal.org

 

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