CGIAR Food Systems Accelerator

This concept paper outlines the background, objectives, and operational details of the proposed Food Systems Accelerator, a Climate-smart Agriculture (CSA) accelerator programme designed to address challenges in East and Southern Africa's agricultural value chains. The initiative, led by Ukama Ustawi, aims to accelerate agribusinesses, particularly those engaged in maize production, by providing technical assistance, impact measurement and management (IMM) support, and investment readiness assistance. The program will be implemented over a two-year period, targeting high-growth, high-impact agribusinesses that contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth. The accelerator will involve collaboration with CGIAR, IFDC-2SCALE, and other partners to deliver science-based solutions and support agribusinesses in achieving positive environmental and social impact.
Agribusiness, Smallholder farmers, Innovation