Cultivating Science in Agriculture through Partnerships
The Scientific and Technical Partnerships in Africa program was designed to develop and enhance stronger integration between partnerships, research and analysis in support of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) – and as part of the CGIAR response to and support for the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (S3A). In partial fulfillment of the Memorandum of Understanding between the African Union Commission (AUC) and CGIAR, the S&T Partnerships program born from the Dublin Process, works to ensure that vibrant agricultural science systems to address problems and issues of importance on the African continent remains a major focus. Key partners include, in addition to other CGIAR Centers and CGIAR Research Programs, the Pillar IV (research, education and extension) institutions within Africa including FARA, the three sub-regional organizations (SROs) – ASARECA, CCARDESA and CORAF/WECCARD – in addition to RUFORUM and the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS).
Funding support for the Scientific and Technical Partnerships in Africa program was provided by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), with support from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
- Technologies, Platforms and Partnerships in support of the African agricultural science agenda (April 4-5, 2017, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire)
- Round 2 Technology Assessments and Platforms: Tools and Reach in Africa (December 1, 2016, Nairobi, Kenya)
- Follow-Up to the S4AC Write Shop: IFPRI and Science for Agriculture Consortium Leaders (September 30, 2016, Washington, DC)
- Technology Assessments and Platforms: Tools and Reach in Africa – A Partners Meeting (July 19-21, 2016, Washington, DC)
- Third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (April 5-8, 2016, South Africa)
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