Focusing on advancing the growth of urban agriculture in Africa while spreading awareness of sustainable approaches to developing modern agricultural practices, the African Association for Vertical Farming (AAVF) is
an internationally active non-profit organization comprised of individuals, companies, research institutions
and universities that connect with interested parties all over the world to build a strong community in order
to assist Africa in its quest for secure and sovereign food production.
The AAVF Four Pillars:
1) Agri Business
Promoting the success of African farmers by connecting them to markets in and outside of Africa.
2) Agriculture, Education and Training
With our Education and Training Department, we develop skills for youth and women to start growing local food sustainably.
We organize Agroecology workshops in Africa for young farmers in topics such as good agriculture practices,
controlled grazing systems, Integrated Pest Management, conservation tillage, crop rotation, mulching, cover crops, water use
efficiency and soil nutrient management. We also introduce alternative ways of production to smallholder farmers.
3) Research, Development & Technology in Agriculture
The AAVF presents, trains and advocates modern farming, state of the art technologies and methods as tools to galvanize
the agriculture industry; and encouraging African farmers to stay in the industry and help revolutionize it.
4) Humanitarian Support (Youth and Women Empowerment through sustainable agriculture).
Our platform is tied to the Youth & Women of Africa in agriculture. Supporting their effort so that agriculture, using modern
but easy to manage technologies that are made in their country, by them and for them, can be seen as an empowering
tool for better yields thus economical elevation for the communities.
Our Mission is to improve food security by educating youth and women in Africa with innovative practices to alleviate
Africa‘s growing population, urbanization and climate change challenges.
Board of Association