Lesotho

Institute of Southern African Studies (ISAS)

Mission

To initiate, promote, coordinate and conduct basic, applied and participatory research with particular emphasis to national development Needs in a regional context.

Objectives

  • To undertake multidisciplinary research (policy and development)
  • To plan, encourage and carry out polity-related and development oriented research
  • To collaborate and network with other universities, government, communities, institutes and scholars in the region as well as interested organizations elsewhere with similar objectives
  • To provide consultancy services
  • To collect, document and make information accessible to researchers
  • To publicise and disseminate research output
  • To harness information and communication technology for socioeconomic development

Main activities and focus

  • Research
    Focus on regional and national development needs including issues of rural development, agriculture, human rights, regional security, environment, social development, health, conflict resolution and gender.
  • Documentation and Publications
    Focus on technical support in terms of development of information technology, collection of literature/material, and publication and/or dissemination of research.

FANRPAN stakeholders

  • Government
  • Universities and Research Institutions
  • Private Sector
  • NGOS/ Food Security Consortium
  • Farmers Associations
  • UN Agencies

FANRPAN Node Steering Committee

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security and Planning Mrs M Molumeli
Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security and Planning Mrs Matseliso Mojaki
Institute of Southern African Studies Dr RC Leduka
Institute of Southern African Studies Mrs T Matobo
Lesotho National Farmers Union/Lesotho Horticultural Farmers' Association Mr Winston P Ntsekhe
Lesotho National Farmers Union/Lesotho Horticultural Farmers' Association Mr Hareeng Kalele
Institute of Extra Mural Studies Mrs Maseabata Ntoanyane
National University of Lesotho Okello-Uma

Lesotho Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security

Minister Hon. Lesole Mokoma
Website address http://www.lesotho.gov.ls/agric/
Telephone number (+266) 2231 6407
Fax number (+266) 2231 0186
Email address tvmofilikoane@yahoo.com (Chief Information Officer)
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FANRPAN node established: 
2002