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Commemoration of the 7th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security

26 October 2016 - 28 October 2016

The Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADFNS) was declared in July 2010 by the African Union Heads of State and Government (at the 15th Ordinary Session of the AU Summit) in Kampala, Uganda. This decision was made in recognition of the unacceptable and chronic crisis of hunger and malnutrition in Africa. The first ADFNS was successfully launched in Lilongwe, Malawi, on 31st October 2010. Since then the ADFNS has been commemorated six times with the last edition taking place in Kampala, Uganda, from 28 to 30 October 2015.
The main purpose of the ADFNS is to serve as a platform for rallying political and financial commitments at all levels to address contemporary challenges....

Work stream 5

29 March 2017

Every year African smallholder farmers experience huge post-harvest losses of cereal crops and grain legumes. These post-harvest losses represent significant costs at household and at national level and have been at the center of research, policy, and development practice in the last 50 years. In the area of research, progress has been made in perfecting the art of quantifying the scale of losses and documenting their economic and welfare consequences.Africans who are taking control of Africa’s agriculture agenda. It puts a bright spotlight on bold initiatives and technical innovations that can be replicated across the continent to create a new era of food security and economic opportunity for all Africans.


Call for nominations now open - Africa Food Prize

06 March 2017 - 05 June 2017

The Africa Food Prize is the preeminent award that recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions that are leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives.

The US $100,000 prize celebrates Africans who are taking control of Africa’s agriculture agenda. It puts a bright spotlight on bold initiatives and technical innovations that can be replicated across the continent to create a new era of food security and economic opportunity for all Africans

The 2017 winner will be awarded at a high-profile gala dinner at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), 4-8 September 2017 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire by Former President of Nigeria, H.E. President Olusegun Obasanjo, Chair of the Africa Food Prize Committee.

Thank you and we appreciate your help in identifying and recognizing the best among us

The Business Case for Reducing Food Loss and Waste

07 March 2017

One-third of all food produced in the world is lost or wasted from farm to fork. This level of inefficiency in the food system has tremendous economic, social, and environmental consequences. Now, a first-of-its-kind analysis finds that there is a robust business case for companies, countries, and cities to reduce food loss and waste.

FANRPAN and CARE International Partnership

03 March 2017

The Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) and CARE International in Southern Africa marked the start to a great and exciting year by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Pretoria, South Africa on the 3rd March 2017. FANRPAN and CARE International in Southern Africa signed the collaborative agreement to jointly advocate and promote the sustainable development of Africa’s agriculture, food and nutrition security, rural economy, environment and natural resources, and climate resilience. Through this shared common objective with regards to inclusive growth, economic and social empowerment, and sustainable development, the two organizations will collaborate to further common goals to overcome poverty and achieve food and nutrition security in the context of climate change.

Africa urged to mentor youth for agricultural transformation

27 February 2017

One of the key themes that came out of the Young Africa Works Summit is the need to create policies that are conducive to young people as to actively participate in leading agricultural transformation. Lindiwe Sibanda Majele, from the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network joins CNBC Africa

FANRPAN in partnership with ODI

22 February 2017

Working Papers on “Pathways for irrigation development: policies and irrigation performance in Tanzania and Zimbabwe”

South Africa Climate Smart Agriculture National Dialogue

11 August 2016 - 30 November -0001

On 11 August 2016, the South Africa Climate Smart Agriculture National Dialogue was held in Johannesburg. The dialogue, was organized by the South Africa FANRPAN Node Hosting Institution, the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC), in partnership with the FANRPAN Regional Secretariat, the German Development Cooperation GIZ-funded SADC programme on climate change adaptation in agriculture, and the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA)...

Capacity Development Unit (CapDev)

01 January 2017 - 01 April 2017

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for better and more sustainable use of livestock. ILRI is a CGIAR research centre – part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future.

ATONU Project – Studentship Announcement

01 January 2017 - 01 April 2017

ATONU identified the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) Project, that is currently being implemented by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Ethiopia and Tanzania, as pilot projects to integrate and assess the impact of selected nutrition-sensitive interventions (NSIs) to provide evidence for agriculture’s potential to deliver positive nutrition outcomes. In designing and implementing the NSIs, FANRPAN initially partnered with the six consortium members, and subsequently the three remaining consortium members, namely ILRI and two country implementing partners (CIPs): the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) and the Tanzania Livestock Research Institute (TALIRI). The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and its local Ethiopian partner, Addis Continental University, are responsible for the design and conduct of the impact evaluation for the NSIs in Ethiopia, while Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) is responsible for impact evaluation in Tanzania.

FANRPAN hosts the South Africa Climate Smart Agriculture National Dialogue

11 August 2016

On 11 August 2016, the South Africa Climate Smart Agriculture National Dialogue was held in Johannesburg. The dialogue, was organized by the South Africa FANRPAN Node Hosting Institution, the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC), in partnership with the FANRPAN Regional Secretariat, the German Development Cooperation GIZ-funded SADC programme on climate change adaptation in agriculture, and the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA).

International conference on livestock value chain finance and access to credit: Improving smallholders’ livestock value addition and marketing through access to finance and credit

12 October 2016 - 30 November 2016

Improving the livelihoods of livestock smallholders and other value chain actors through livestock value addition and marketing is constrained by the lack of access to finance, working capital, affordable quality inputs, and well-structured value chains. Unlike other agricultural sub-sectors such as crops, fruits, and vegetables, financing livestock activities, especially fattening and finishing activities, through financial institutions or value chain actors is very scarce.

Global Food Security Symposium 2017

07 October 2016 - 05 November 2016

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is now accepting applications from students to participate in the Global Food Security Symposium 2017 Next Generation Delegation. The symposium will be held March 29-30, 2017, in Washington, DC.

Women Leaders Driving Science and Innovation for Agricultural Transformation in Africa

12 October 2016 - 30 November 2016

On 14 October 2016, in Des Moines, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and FANRPAN co-hosted a high-level panel at the 2016 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium to highlight the role of women in driving agricultural transformation...

International Conference on Agribusiness AFMA conference 2016

20 November 2016 - 24 November 2016

The Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mauritius will be hosting an International Conference on Agribusiness in collaboration with the AFMA (Africa Farm Management Association) from 20th-24th November 2016 under the main theme"Sustainable Agricultural Development: Innovation Systems Approach for Agricultural Transformation in Africa" and sub themes (not exhaustive) as follows: ...


Angola Angola
Botswana Benin
Botswana Botswana
Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC
Ethiopia Ethiopia
Ethiopia Ghana
Kenya Kenya
Lesotho Lesotho
Mozambique Madagascar
Malawi Malawi
Mauritius Mauritius
Mozambique Mozambique
Namibia Namibia
Namibia Nigeria
South Africa South Africa
Swaziland Swaziland
Tanzania Tanzania
Uganda Uganda
Zambia Zambia
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
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Please note that applications will remain open until the posts are filled.
There are currently no open vacancies.
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