About FARAsystem

About FARAsystem

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) is the apex organization of the Africa Union Commission and the NEPAD responsible for Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D).

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa Data and Information Systems (FARADataInformS) is a web-based platform built on open source and using Application Programming Interface (APIs) to integrate data from existing relevant sources and new datasets. It serves as a repository of relevant Science Technology and Innovation (STI) metrics for agriculture across the African Continent. FARADataInformS is a component of the Observatory for the Science Agenda (S3A) and Africa AR4D.

It provides STI knowledge support to the CAADP country process and for the implementation of the Malabo Declaration for 2025. The platform seeks to facilitate:

  1. Improved access to accurate information on science and agriculture in Africa;
  2. Improved access to planning and implementation frameworks using science agenda guidelines by countries;
  3. Improved access to policy making tools as captured by Policy Practice Index for policy makers and agencies;
  4. Increased access by policy makers (public, civil society and private sectors) to STI knowledge through Malabo 2025 AgriSTI Barometer;
  5. Increased access to planning data from megatrends/foresight by stakeholders, and
  6. Increased and better targeted investments in AR4D and in FARA and its constituents.


  • PANAP network

    PANAP is a network among academic/research and institutional partners collaborating with the European Commission - JRC, in developing research on agricultural economics and policy issues with a focus on Africa.
    Under the aegis of the African Union (AU) - European Union (EU) partnership , the:
    Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission (DREA-AUC/FARA) ,
    European Commission (EC) - Joint Research Centre (JRC) ,
    with the contribution of:
    European Commission - Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) ,
    European Commission - Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) ,
    have established the Pan-African Network for economic Analysis of Policies (PANAP network).
    PANAP aims to strengthen the liaison between researchers/scientists and policymakers in Africa, and to stimulate their cooperation on selected topics linked to policy priorities that reinforce the stability of agriculture and food sectors in Africa.
    It will also help achieve the sustainability of the agri-food sectors to enhance food and nutrition security in alignment with the Malabo Declaration Commitment 3 on ending hunger in Africa by 2025 and Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2 - Zero Hunger) .
    PANAP is part of the Action Agenda of the Political Declaration of the 3rd AU-EU Agriculture Ministerial Conference held in Rome on 21 June 2019 and is conceived in the framework of the Africa-Europe agenda for rural transformation - Task force rural Africa.

  • 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 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