FARAs new Strategic plan (2014-2018) is designed to respond to emerging opportunities and challenges facing the continent and its quest to become food secure and improve the welfare of its people.
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Strategic Plan

FARA’s new Strategic plan (2014-2018) is designed to respond to emerging opportunities and challenges facing the continent and its quest to become food secure and improve the welfare of its people. It takes advantage of experiences and lessons learned in strengthening the building blocks of the agricultural innovations system, namely: research, extension, education, farmer organizations, civil society, agribusiness and policy – in a changing context.

Through its new Strategic Plan, FARA has committed itself to deliver the following key results (KRs) by 2018:

KR 1: African agricultural stakeholders determining how the sector should be transformed and establishing the needed collective actions in a gender-sensitive manner

KR 2: Strengthened and integrated continental capacity responding to stakeholder demands within the agricultural innovation system in a gender-sensitive manner

KR 3: Enabling environment for increased AR4D investment, and implementation of agricultural innovation systems in a gender-sensitive manner

FARA expects itself to deliver these key results through interventions in the following three Strategic Priority (SP) areas:

Strategic priority 1: Visioning Africa’s agricultural transformation – with foresight, strategic analysis and partnerships. The rationale for this SP is that it embraces the aspects of FARA’s core functions that require it to take on strategic observatory roles needed to ensure that Forum members are aware of, and can respond appropriately to, ongoing changes.

Strategic priority 2: Integrating capacities for change – by connecting and learning. The rationale for this SP is that over the last three decades the capacities of African agricultural universities and training institutions have been expanded substantially in terms of numbers of staff, but there remain grave concerns about the quality and relevance of the teaching and learning that they deliver.

Strategic priority 3: Enabling environment for implementation – by advocating and communicating. The rationale for this Strategic Priority (SP) is that Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and Framework for African Agricultural Productivity (FAAP) – in line with the interests of FARA’s stakeholders – call for increased and better harmonized investments in agriculture and agricultural research and development by national governments, and regional and international development agencies/partners. This requires evidence-based advocacy to all stakeholders to provide them with viable options for improving policy, institutions and markets.

(Download the FARA Strategic Plan)

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Events on April 7, 2015

PAEPARD Workshop on Capitalizing Multi-stakeholder Partnership experience

Bujumbura, Burundi
2015-04-07 to 2015-04-09



Events on April 8, 2015

PAEPARD Workshop on Capitalizing Multi-stakeholder Partnership experience

Bujumbura, Burundi
2015-04-07 to 2015-04-09



Events on April 9, 2015

PAEPARD Workshop on Capitalizing Multi-stakeholder Partnership experience

Bujumbura, Burundi
2015-04-07 to 2015-04-09



Events on April 16, 2015

PAEPARD Steering Committee Meeting

Montpellier, France
2015-04-16 to 2015-04-17



Events on April 17, 2015

PAEPARD Steering Committee Meeting

Montpellier, France
2015-04-16 to 2015-04-17



Events on April 21, 2015

Launching of IntenseAfrica and General Assembly

FARA Secretariat, Accra, Ghana
2015-04-21 to 2015-04-24



Events on April 22, 2015

Launching of IntenseAfrica and General Assembly

FARA Secretariat, Accra, Ghana
2015-04-21 to 2015-04-24



Events on April 23, 2015

Launching of IntenseAfrica and General Assembly

FARA Secretariat, Accra, Ghana
2015-04-21 to 2015-04-24



Events on April 24, 2015

Launching of IntenseAfrica and General Assembly

FARA Secretariat, Accra, Ghana
2015-04-21 to 2015-04-24



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