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FANRPAN Board of Governors Announces the Departure of CEO, Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda

27 June 2017 - 31 July 2017

The FANRPAN Board of Governors announces the departure of the Chief Executive Officer and Head of Mission, Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda with effect from 30 June, 2017.

Dr. Sibanda will be joining the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) from 1 July 2017, as Vice President for Country Support, Policy and Delivery. It is gratifying to note that Dr. Sibanda will continue to drive agricultural transformation for a food and nutrition secure Africa, given that her new role at AGRA is aligned to the work we do at FANRPAN.


06 June 2017 - 15 July 2017

The Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies (SMAIAS), in collaboration with the Agrarian South Network invites applications from post-graduate students and social movements' activists from the Global South to participate in the 2017 First Edition of the Agrarian Studies Training Institute (ASTI).


15 August 2017 - 17 August 2017

FANRPAN Regional Food & Nutrition Security Multi-stakeholder Policy Dialogue
"Resilient African agriculture and food systems: securing prosperity and health for all"
The Food Agriculture Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) is pleased to announce the upcoming 2017 Annual High-level Regional Food and Nutrition Security Multi-Stakeholder Policy Dialogue to be held in South Africa from the 15th to 18th August 2017.

Final Quarterly Newsletter - Issue 10

01 September 2016 - 31 December 2016

Welcome to this edition of the FANRPAN Quarterly Newsletter. In 2016, we focused on FANRPAN's strategic direction. We embarked on the development of the 2016-2023 FANRPAN Strategy. The process of developing the strategy gave us an opportunity to reflect on the Network's achievements and allowed for shared input and definition of the way forward by our network members. The Secretariat extends its sincere gratitude to everyone who participated and made time to add value to the future of FANRPAN.

FANRPAN Annual Node Common Visioning Workshop

26 March 2017 - 27 March 2017

The Food and Natural Resources Policy
New strategy for food systems transformation

Analysis Network (FANRPAN) held its
annual Node Common Vision Workshop from 26-27 March 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya,
bringing the Network's Node Coordinators together to deliberate on issues
ranging from climate change to nutrition sensitive agriculture.

Policy, Practice, Gender Angles in Postharvest Management

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

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.

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.

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: ...

Farming First's #SDG2countdown continues: this week, RESILIENCE!

20 June 2017 - 23 June 2017

This quiz is part of Farming First's new #SDG2countdown campaign, a five-week effort exploring each of the five targets of SDG2 on ending hunger. The campaign culminates at Agriculture and Food Day on 13th July in New York, which coincides with the High Level Political Forum to track progress on the SDGs. Browse videos, infographics, blogs and more at or using #Ag4SDGs on Twitter.

Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) discusses areas of collaboration with SADC Secretariat

15 June 2017

The Agricultural and Food Security Advisor of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), Dr. Tobias Takavarasha, met the SADC Secretariat Executive Secretary, Her Excellency Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax at the SADC head Office in Gaborone on 14th June 2017. The objective of the meeting was to discuss areas of collaboration between the two institutions.

Press release - New research on irrigation schemes urges more investment in people rather than concrete to secure African food security.

08 June 2017

New research on small-scale communal irrigation systems in South-eastern Africa, led by the Australian National University, finds that if irrigation systems are to successfully secure food supplies under a changing climate, western and national donors must invest in better scheme management rather than only investing in infrastructure. This research has been launched this week in a special issue of the academic journal the International Journal of Water Resources Development.

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
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Swaziland Swaziland
Tanzania Tanzania
Uganda Uganda
Zambia Zambia
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
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