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FANRPAN Namibia Node Hosting Arrangements & Climate Smart Agriculture Study Validation Workshop

18 February 2015


On the 18th February 2015, the Namibia Node hosted a Node Hosting Arrangements & Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Study Validation Workshop at the Safari Hotel in Windhoek. The event was convened by the University of Namibia. The main objective of the workshop was to review the FANRPAN country node hosting arrangements and the opportunities for strengthening the FANRPAN country platform. In addition, the workshop aimed at validating the Climate Smart Agriculture Policy Scoping study that was conducted in Namibia in 2013-2014.

STIAS Roundtable on Agricultural Transformation in Africa

23 February 2015 - 24 February 2015

STIAS is convening a Roundtable with a focus on sustainable agricultural intensification in Southern Africa.The theme for the Roundtable is Strategic Directions for Agricultural Transformation in Southern Africa. This initiative is linked to a broader research theme on the 'sustainable intensification of agriculture in Southern Africa' which STIAS will promote over the next three to five years with the support of the Wallenberg Foundation. Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda is a delegate at this distinguished event.

IFPRI seeking research fellow to lead resilience agenda

29 January 2015

Following the conference on "Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security" and the identification of "Building Resilience" as one of six research areas in IFPRI's 2013-2018 Strategy, IFPRI aims to develop an integrated resilience research program that will help fill important gaps in resilience research. To that end, we are seeking a qualified candidate to serve as Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow (RF/SRF) for a two-year renewable appointment.

FANRPAN to participate In the African Union NEPAD – INGO Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Alliance Workshop, Lusaka, Zambia

02 February 2015 - 10 February 2015

FANRPAN CEO, Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda and Mr Talentus Mthunzi (Programme Assistant) will participate in the upcoming African Union NEPAD – INGO Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Alliance Workshop to be held in Lusaka, Zambia from 02 – 10 February. The Workshop is a critical milestone in consolidating and operationalizing of the NEPAD-iNGO CSA Alliance Program of work.

FANRPAN CEO attends the 26th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council and the 24th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union

26 January 2015 - 31 January 2015


African Heads of State and Government and hundreds of delegates from across the world are assembled in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa for the 24th African Union (AU) Summit. Dr Sibanda will be participating in the high level event on the "Closure of the 2014 AU Year of Agriculture and Food Security and Launch of the AU Strategy and Roadmap for facilitating the Realization of 2014 Malabo Commitments on Agriculture".

On Friday 28th November 2014, Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda received the 2014 FARA award for "Exemplary leadership and contributions to agricultural development agenda in Africa"

22 January 2015


In southern Africa, the predicted 2°C rise in temperature will destabilize farming systems. Coping mechanisms, livelihood strategies and the cost of adaptation options for smallholder farmers are not sufficiently understood in the region because the majority of research is focused on ecological assessment and identifying the vulnerability of households.

Pre-announcement: New CIFSRF call for proposals in 2015

12 January 2015

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) are pleased to provide advanced notice about the upcoming 2015 Open Call for Proposals. The call will support projects that aim at developing, testing and applying ways to scale up food security and nutrition innovations.

On Friday 28th November 2014, Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda received the 2014 FARA award for "Exemplary leadership and contributions to agricultural development agenda in Africa"

02 December 2014


The awards ceremony was held along the sidelines of the celebratory FARA event at the Emperors Palace which was tagged Renewing, Repositioning and Refocusing FARA, and placed under the theme: FARA – Delivering Africa’s Future Through Science-led Agricultural Transformation.


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Kenya Kenya
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Mozambique Madagascar
Malawi Malawi
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Mozambique Mozambique
Namibia Namibia
Namibia Nigeria
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