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Malawi Government commits extension services

01 April 2014


The Malawi Government has made a commitment to support community based seed multiplication undertaken by smallholder farmers in order to improve availability of and access of high quality seed in the country and SADC region. Deputy Minister of Agriculture Bintony Kutsaira pledged extension services to the Association of Smallholder Seed Multiplication Action Group (ASSMAG) who are under the Harmonised Seed Security project.

The HaSSP Study Visit

01 April 2014


FANRPAN under the Harmonized Seed Security Project (HaSSP) held a Study Visit on the 25th and 26th of March 2014 in Lumbadzi, Malawi in collaboration with ASSMAG and the FANRPAN Node - CISANET.Participants at the study visit were from the four HaSSP countries - Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Each country was represented by the FANRPAN Node, the National Seed Authority, Lead partner in community seed production enterprise and two HaSSP seed growers/ farmers.

The HaSSP Smallholder Seed Production field day

01 April 2014


The FANRPAN HaSSP field day was held on the 25th of March 2014 at Lumbadzi district in Lilongwe under ASSMAG.The field day was attended by over 250 participants form different stakeholder groups such as: government officials, private sector, NGOs, researchers, farmers’ organizations and smallholder seed farmers.

FANRPAN pays courtesy visit to the Madagascar Ministry of Agriculture

17 March 2014

On 14 March 2014, FANRPAN paid a courtesy visit to the Madagascar Ministry of Agriculture and met with Hon. Minister, Roland Ravatomanga.

From 17 to 19 March, FANRPAN will be hosting its Annual Node Coordinators' Common Visioning Workshop in Antananarivo.

FANRPAN PHM Policy Study Validation Workshop and PHM Policy Dialogue in Cotonou, Benin

11 March 2014

The Postharvest Management in Sub-Saharan Africa (PHM-SSA) is a project under the Global Programme Food Security (GPFS) of SDC coordinated by HELVETAS Swiss Inter-cooperation (HSI) and implemented in a consortium with FANRPAN (Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network), AFAAS (African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services) and AGRIDEA. The goal of the project is to increase food security of smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa through reduced postharvest losses at farm and community level. The project duration is six years.

National studies validation and project output dissemination workshop

26 February 2014

FANRPAN is currently implementing a number of initiatives in Malawi on Climate change (CC) and Climate Smart agriculture (CSA), food security and women and youth. FANRPAN, in collaboration with Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), CISANET (the Civil Society Agriculture Network), and World Vision-Malawi, is implementing two projects which include aspects pertaining to Climate change and Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA). The overall objective of these two FANRPAN CSA initiatives implemented in Malawi is to increase agricultural productivity and strengthen the resilience of vulnerable smallholder farmers to the impact of climate change.

Economist Summit, 13 February 2014

17 February 2014

Feeding the World 2014: Sustainable solutions for a global crisis


A high-level audience gathered in London on February 13th 2014 to discuss how to accelerate progress in coordinating efforts to tackle the planet’s food security crisis. Industry leaders, government, donors, aid agencies and the research community will explore opportunities to collaborate in delivering improved access to food and nutrition and sustainable agricultural development.


First African Think Tank Summit held in South Africa

07 February 2014

FANRPAN participated in the inaugural African Think Tank Summit that was held on 3-5 February in Pretoria, South Africa. The summit was jointly organized by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the University of Pennsylvania. The Summit was held under the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tank and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP), with the aim to provide a regional forum to engage and discuss challenging policy and organizational issues facing think tanks in Africa.


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