What We Do

 

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)

 

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  • Innovation Platform Agribusiness

    It ensures that agricultural technologies are translated into measurable impact in livelihood and quality of life of farmers as well as other stakeholders

  • PAEPARD

    PAEPARD mobilizes resources for priority projects that combine African and European institutional and financial resources for mutually advantageous projects

  • eRAILs II

    RUN - Rural Universe Network - empowers the population in developing countries to use internet technology for development. E-journals with the people's point of view!

  • BiomassNet

    BiomassNet is the first pan-African expert network on food and non-food biomass. It provides an interactive platform for networking and information exchange between experts

  • eCapacities Africa

    Ecapacities provides the ability to find specific experts by searching for one or more competencies across Ecapacities African-wide pool of users

  • eRAILS

    RUN - Rural Universe Network - empowers the population in developing countries to use internet technology for development. E-journals with the people's point of view!