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

FARA hosts the Orientation, Planning, and Advocacy Strategy Validation Workshop for Regional Advocacy Champions of the Building Nutritious Food Basket Project.

27th Mar, 2017
As part of FARAs efforts in coordinating policy engagement and regional advocacy for increased investment and policy change to support the scaling up biofortified crops at the regional
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Introducing Dr. Amos Gyau, Lead Specialist, Capacity for Development (FARA)

27th Mar, 2017
Dr. Amos Gyau, a Ghanaian national, joined FARA as the Lead Specialist for Capacity Development in March 2017.
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