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The Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) was founded by SADC member states to harmonise the implementation of agricultural research and development (R&D) in the SADC region. CCARDESA intends to address agricultural research and design issues in the SADC region through the following interventions:

  • Coordinating implementation of regional agricultural R&D programmes
  • Facilitating collaboration among stakeholders of the national agricultural research systems (NARS)
  • Promoting public – private partnerships in regional agricultural R&D
  • Improving agricultural technology generation, dissemination and adoption in the region through collective efforts, training and capacity building

For a further understanding of CCARDESA please follow the links below:


“A food secure and prosperous Southern African region with vibrant rural livelihoods.”


“To promote innovative research, technology generation and adoption for sustainable agricultural development through affective partnership and capacity building.”