“Young people must drive the Africa agri-revolution”

“Young people must drive the Africa agri-revolution”

Over the past six months of the campaign, I have seen with my own eyes how enthusiastic and driven young people in the continent are about agriculture and food security. I have witnessed the incredible energy of the Youth Programme For Agriculture and Entrepreneurship development (YPAED) in Nigeria, the technical astuteness o...
Twitter Chat: Ask a Tanzanian agriculture activist a question

Twitter Chat: Ask a Tanzanian agriculture activist a question

ONE is joining Devex for #FeedingDev, a week-long digital event to raise awareness for the importance of agriculture in fighting extreme poverty. My name is Juma Bruno Ngomuo, and I’m an agriculture activist living in Tanzania. Earlier this year, I helped ONE urge African leaders to invest in agriculture during the Do Agric......
Good news: AU leaders’ summit in Malabo, pledge to Do Agric!

Good news: AU leaders’ summit in Malabo, pledge to Do Agric!

Our voices were heard in Malabo, we made a difference! On January 20, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, we launched the Do Agric, It Pays campaign. The campaign called on African governments to keep their promises to invest in agriculture and support smallholder farmers when they meet at the AU Heads Of state summit in June…...
The most powerful Kenyan in the world?

The most powerful Kenyan in the world?

Right now the Kenyan ambassador to the United Nations, Macharia Kamau, is one of the most important people on planet earth. He is in charge of a crucial global process that will determine a new set of goals to end extreme poverty by 2030. Take action now and tell Ambassador Kamau to make Africa proud.
Africa’s leaders – “Do Agric, the Ball is in your court”

Africa’s leaders – “Do Agric, the Ball is in your court”

19 top artist sang Cocoa Na Chocolate for agriculture, what song will you sing for African farmers in Malabo today? asks Nachilala Nkombo Last Saturday, I got a frantic call from my nephew in Zambia telling me that the new “Do Agric” anthem, Cocoa na chocolate was playing in a night club in Lusaka. This…...
Agriculture pays.  Open letter to AU heads of state –  Kanayo F Nwanze

Agriculture pays. Open letter to AU heads of state – Kanayo F Nwanze

Judging from the daily outpouring of commentary, opinions and reports, you would think that there were two African continents. One of them is the new land of opportunity, with seven of the world's 10 fastest growing economies, offering limitless possibilities to investors. There is, however, this other image: a starving and h...
My wonderful week with ONE

My wonderful week with ONE

Our guest blogger Emil Wayne is the winner of the ONE Africa MTV MAMAs promotion. In his blog, he takes us through his week with the ONE Africa team.
Do Agric champions nominated at the MTV Africa Music Awards

Do Agric champions nominated at the MTV Africa Music Awards

  The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) take place in Durban, South Africa, this year on 7th June after a three year hiatus. Hosted by comedian, writer & director Marlon Wayans, the Awards celebrate musical achievement from across the continent. Amongst the nominations, are three Do Agric champions, who have been helping O......
Prioritise eradication of poverty this Africa Day:  Yaya Touré

Prioritise eradication of poverty this Africa Day: Yaya Touré

Gnégnéri Yaya Touréis one of the most adored sportsmen in the world; the Manchester City midfielder recently clinched his second English Premiership title in three years. Widely respected for combining passing ability, physical power and technique on the football field, Yaya is the reigning Confederation of African Footbal...
Taking Your Voice to Your Leaders

Taking Your Voice to Your Leaders

Several of us at ONE were in Abuja last week to attend events surrounding the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF), which presented a number of opportunities to lobby, advocate and draw attention to the Do Agric, It Pays campaign amongst a number of business and political leaders.