15 September 2016. A consortium of agribusiness organisations has launched a platform that will support professionalisation of agriculture in East Africa and generate businesses intelligence for the sake of better decisions.
This will enable cooperative societies and small scale agribusinesses in Eeast Arfrica to work using globally recognised standards. Initiated by SCOPEinsight and founded together with international partners IFC, ICCO,VECO, NCBA CLUSA, ACDI VOCA and Argidius, AMEA is a global and local platform that organizes stakeholders around the belief that farming is a business and professionalizing organized farmer organizations can create a
sustainable market on a large scale.
By 2020, AMEA aims to:
- Have a membership base of 50 global stakeholders
- Work in more than 15 countries and dominant in 6 main crops
- Build accredited training curricula aligned with tools and create a learning agenda
- Develop a list of accredited and qualified (local) trainers and capacity builders
- Have assessed over 1,500 producer organizations
AMEA East Africa is the first AMEA local hub and was officially launched by the chairman of the AMEA Board, IFC, in August 2016 in Nairobi. AMEA East Africa is an initiative by SCOPEinsight, together with Fairtrade Africa and ICCO. AMEA aims to be a global and local platform where AMEA activities and reach can be driven at scale. Local parties can share their local knowledge,while benefitting from knowledge at the global level. AMEA East Africa aims to:
- Organize a system that reduces capacity building fragmentation in the region
- Connect projects in Kenya to global benchmark data
- Implement globally evaluated and coordinated materials and trainings
- Link local players in Kenya and in East Africa to the global agribusiness ecosystem
- Share learnings from activities in Kenya with AMEA Global
20-28 September 2016. From September 20-28, 2016 SCOPEinsight will be in the United States.
- On Tuesday 20 September, a breakout session at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting (CGI) in New York to present AMEAto CGI members.
- From Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 September, ANDE Annual Conference. A panel alongside the MasterCard Foundation and ACDI/VOCA entitled Harvesting Insights from Agricultural Initiatives. The session will discuss the role of business intelligence and professionalism in transforming agriculture.
- On Wednesday 28 September, in Washington, the 8 SCOPE dimensions for capacity building programs, will be officially launched.