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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FARA UniBRAIN defines gender inclusiveness in agribusiness incubation

26th May, 2015
FARA UniBRAIN has unveiled a gender mainstreaming toolkit in agribusiness incubation as a blueprint that will guide the process of value chain mapping, analysis and selection across Africa. This tool kit will come in handy in helping incubators and incubatees across Africa invest resources in value chains that promise gender inclusion and optimal returns in agribusiness incubation.
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FARA Secretariat hosts AHC-STAFF Methodology Validation Workshop

26th May, 2015
The European Union, currently one of the largest benefactors to Africa's agricultural development efforts, has partnered with FARA in a three year-initiative dubbed the ''Africa Human Capital in Science, Technology & Agripreneurship for Food Security Framework (AHC-STAFF).'' The AHC-STAFF, funded to the tune of nearly Euros 4 million, seeks to develop country-based and regional investment frameworks to guide domestic and/or development partner support to demand-led and forecasted human capital formation in agriculture. In the short-run, this will benefit country CAADP implementation.
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Calendar of Events
May 2015

Events on May 4, 2015

Exchange Study Learning Visit by FARA UniBRAIN Staff and Incubator Managers

Finland
2015-05-04 to 2015-05-09

To learn more about learn as you earn business model and explore partnership with FinAID to Africa.



Events on May 5, 2015

Exchange Study Learning Visit by FARA UniBRAIN Staff and Incubator Managers

Finland
2015-05-04 to 2015-05-09

To learn more about learn as you earn business model and explore partnership with FinAID to Africa.



Events on May 6, 2015

Exchange Study Learning Visit by FARA UniBRAIN Staff and Incubator Managers

Finland
2015-05-04 to 2015-05-09

To learn more about learn as you earn business model and explore partnership with FinAID to Africa.



Events on May 7, 2015

Exchange Study Learning Visit by FARA UniBRAIN Staff and Incubator Managers

Finland
2015-05-04 to 2015-05-09

To learn more about learn as you earn business model and explore partnership with FinAID to Africa.



Events on May 8, 2015

Exchange Study Learning Visit by FARA UniBRAIN Staff and Incubator Managers

Finland
2015-05-04 to 2015-05-09

To learn more about learn as you earn business model and explore partnership with FinAID to Africa.



Events on May 9, 2015

Exchange Study Learning Visit by FARA UniBRAIN Staff and Incubator Managers

Finland
2015-05-04 to 2015-05-09

To learn more about learn as you earn business model and explore partnership with FinAID to Africa.



Events on May 18, 2015

ILRI, AGRA, AATF Meeting

Nairobi, Kenya
2015-05-18 to 2015-05-21



Events on May 19, 2015

ILRI, AGRA, AATF Meeting

Nairobi, Kenya
2015-05-18 to 2015-05-21



Events on May 20, 2015

ILRI, AGRA, AATF Meeting

Nairobi, Kenya
2015-05-18 to 2015-05-21



Events on May 21, 2015

ILRI, AGRA, AATF Meeting

Nairobi, Kenya
2015-05-18 to 2015-05-21



DANIDA review mission

Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Mali and Zambia
2015-05-21 to 2015-06-04



Evaluation of Africa-Brazil projects

Bamako, Addis, Dar Es salaam
2015-05-21 to 2015-05-31



Events on May 22, 2015

DANIDA review mission

Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Mali and Zambia
2015-05-21 to 2015-06-04



Evaluation of Africa-Brazil projects

Bamako, Addis, Dar Es salaam
2015-05-21 to 2015-05-31



Events on May 23, 2015

DANIDA review mission

Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Mali and Zambia
2015-05-21 to 2015-06-04



Evaluation of Africa-Brazil projects

Bamako, Addis, Dar Es salaam
2015-05-21 to 2015-05-31



Events on May 24, 2015

DANIDA review mission

Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Mali and Zambia
2015-05-21 to 2015-06-04



Evaluation of Africa-Brazil projects

Bamako, Addis, Dar Es salaam
2015-05-21 to 2015-05-31



Events on May 25, 2015

16th FARA Board Meeting

Accra, Ghana
2015-05-25 to 2015-05-28



DANIDA review mission

Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Mali and Zambia
2015-05-21 to 2015-06-04



Evaluation of Africa-Brazil projects

Bamako, Addis, Dar Es salaam
2015-05-21 to 2015-05-31



Events on May 26, 2015

16th FARA Board Meeting

Accra, Ghana
2015-05-25 to 2015-05-28



DANIDA review mission

Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Mali and Zambia
2015-05-21 to 2015-06-04



Evaluation of Africa-Brazil projects

Bamako, Addis, Dar Es salaam
2015-05-21 to 2015-05-31



Events on May 27, 2015

16th FARA Board Meeting

Accra, Ghana
2015-05-25 to 2015-05-28



DANIDA review mission

Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Mali and Zambia
2015-05-21 to 2015-06-04



Evaluation of Africa-Brazil projects

Bamako, Addis, Dar Es salaam
2015-05-21 to 2015-05-31



Events on May 28, 2015

16th FARA Board Meeting

Accra, Ghana
2015-05-25 to 2015-05-28



DANIDA review mission

Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Mali and Zambia
2015-05-21 to 2015-06-04



Evaluation of Africa-Brazil projects

Bamako, Addis, Dar Es salaam
2015-05-21 to 2015-05-31



Events on May 29, 2015

DANIDA review mission

Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Mali and Zambia
2015-05-21 to 2015-06-04



Evaluation of Africa-Brazil projects

Bamako, Addis, Dar Es salaam
2015-05-21 to 2015-05-31



Events on May 30, 2015

DANIDA review mission

Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Mali and Zambia
2015-05-21 to 2015-06-04



Evaluation of Africa-Brazil projects

Bamako, Addis, Dar Es salaam
2015-05-21 to 2015-05-31



Events on May 31, 2015

DANIDA review mission

Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Mali and Zambia
2015-05-21 to 2015-06-04



Evaluation of Africa-Brazil projects

Bamako, Addis, Dar Es salaam
2015-05-21 to 2015-05-31



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