Announcement: GSA, MFAI formalize partnership

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Grassroots Strategies Africa (GSA) and Michigan Fellows Agribusiness Initiative (MFAI) Uganda have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening the capacities of both organizations in the areas of programming, resource mobilization, research, and advocacy.

MFAI is a registered not-for-profit network of Professional Fellows Program (PFP) alumni and scholars who participated in the Michigan State University “Advancing Young Women Agribusiness Entrepreneurs and Innovators Fellowship Program”, a U.S. Department of State-funded program. The organization brings together alumni with the goal of training, mentoring, and inspiring young people in agribusiness, entrepreneurship, and innovations. Their vision is to become a nexus of Agri-innovations across Africa, with a mission to provide agribusiness solutions through education training, innovations, financing, and outreach programs.

MFAI’s strategic thematic areas are Agribusiness professional training and education; Agri-financing and support; Agricultural innovations; and Outreach programming and Agri-tourism. Through this partnership, GSA seeks to advance values of inclusion and strategic capacity development for young people, women, and persons with disabilities through MFAI’s network and programs.

The parties have agreed to undertake joint programming and resource mobilization and to provide each other with technical support. Parties will leverage the relative strength of each part to work towards creating a greater impact in areas of common interest such as women and youth empowerment and inclusion of persons with disabilities.