Scientific and Technical Partnerships in Africa

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).