Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International (AHBFI)
Africa Harvest Biotechnology Foundation International (Africa Harvest) was founded in 2002 and is incorporated in the USA as a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation. Its headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya and it has regional offices in Washington DC, USA and Johannesburg, South Africa.
To be a lead contributor in freeing Africa from hunger, poverty and malnutrition.
To use science and technology, gender-sensitive, appropriate agricultural technologies and innovative institutional approaches to improve the livelihoods of rural communities, particularly SHFs.
The Board of Directors is the apex decision making body, entrusted with the responsibility of governance on behalf of both the beneficiaries and development partners. The Board takes responsibility for operational review, financial oversight, business ethics and fiduciary matters of the organization.
The Africa Harvest Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is a member of the Board and also chairs the quarterly Senior Management Team (SMT), which consists of Program Directors and Project Managers. The CEO’s dual role – as member of the Board and Chair of the SMT – ensures a seamless link between the management and the Board.
In 2012, Africa Harvest laid out a 10-year Strategic Plan (SP) (2012–2022) targeting to reach 0ne million rural households in 10 countries in East, West and Southern Africa aiming to:
Reduce rural poverty and food insecurity through improved agricultural systems by using science and technology.
Ensure that enhanced agricultural production is sustainable and dependable, has minimum negative environmental impact, and can cope with climate change.
Improve the nutrition and health of smallholder farming families and poor consumers in Africa.
Provide equitable access to information and knowledge on improved agricultural technologies to smallholders in Africa and develop farmers’ organizations to facilitate this process.
Facilitate development of agricultural value chains by involving and empowering all relevant stakeholders from farmers to consumers.See more