NCBA CLUSA partners in launch of AMEA platform to professionalize smallholder farmers

In partnership with development organizations, private partners, commodity traders, donors and financial institutions in the agribusiness industry, NCBA CLUSA joins in launching the Agribusiness Market Ecosystem Alliance (AMEA), which aims to impact more than 150,000 smallholder farmers worldwide.

An initiative of SCOPEinsight, the AMEA platform was submitted as a Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative, bringing together cross-sector partners to standardize metrics for assessing farmer performance and developing a training system more closely aligned to farmer needs.

“Farmers face critical challenges, such as food security, increasing poverty and climate change. We share the belief that farming is a business and professionalism is the key to help break the poverty cycle many farmers are caught in. AMEA will make a standardized approach available for improving farming as a business for the smallholder farmer,” said Lucas Simons, CEO of SCOPEinsight. The AMEA platform will develop a global approach, standardized and collaborative, for smallholder famers to improve business professionalism and farming as a business.

NCBA CLUSA is a leader in agribusiness development, with more than 60 years of experience in international development for smallholder farmers and farming associations. Current partners in the alliance include SCOPEinsight, IFC, ICCO, VECO, NCBA CLUSA, ACDI VOCA and Argidius.

To learn more about the launch of AMEA, see their recent press release.

About the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)—an initiative of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation—convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 180 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists and members of the media. To date, members of the CGI community have made nearly 3,200 commitments, improving the lives of more than 430 million people in over 180 countries.

CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting focused on collaborative solutions to economic recovery in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their communities or around the world. For more information, visit and follow CGI on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at


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