In implementing its strategy, FARA mobilizes stakeholders around a portfolio of continent-wide programmes and projects jointly developed with the stakeholders, to address specific challenges or opportunities. Currently
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As a coordinating body, FARA works through collaboration with its partners, an approach driven by the principle of Subsidiarity, which devolves the implementation of programmes to the Sub-regional organizations and the National Agricultural Research Institutes NARIs.

In implementing its strategy, FARA mobilizes stakeholders around a portfolio of continent-wide programmes and projects jointly developed with the stakeholders, to address specific challenges or opportunities. Currently, FARA is coordinating the following such initiatives

  • DONATA Dissemination of New Agricultural Technologies in Africa
  • PAEPARD: Platform for African – European Partnership on Agricultural Research for Development (link to description)
  • RAILS: Regional Agricultural Information and Learning Systems
  • SSA CP: Sub-Saharan Africa Challenge Programme
  • UniBRAIN: Universities, Business and Research in Agricultural Innovation

Going forward with the new strategic orientation, FARA is embarking on the following new continent-wide programmes in the context of the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa:

  • Adaptation for Future Demands in Agriculture (AFDA)
  • Regional Mobility for Capacity Strengthening (ReMoCaSt)
  • Africa Human Capital, Science Technology and Agri-preneurship for Food Security Framework (AHC-STAFF)
  • Programme for Agricultural Intensification in Africa (PAINT)
  • African Special Progamme on the Environment and Agricultural Research (African SPEAR)
  • The African Food and Agriculture Policy platform (AFAPP) (link to description)

News & Events

Technical Seminar on PAEPARDS Innovative Funding Mechanisms for ARD and Lessons Learned from Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships.

23rd May, 2017
As the Platform for African European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development(PAEPARD) project draws to a close, and considering the experience acquired in funds mobilization and funding opportunities information and sharing;
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FARA Set to Identify and Scale Up Farmers' Innovations in Cameroon

15th May, 2017
The Programme of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation (PARI) funded by the Government of Germany, in close partnership with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) commenced the bottom-up innovation contest
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