FANRPAN: A Historical Perspective

Evidence on the origins and legitimacy of FANRPAN is detailed in the: (i) Report by Ministers of Agriculture of Eastern and Southern Africa, April 1994 and (ii) COMESA Official Gazette Vol. 1 No. 1, December 1994.

1. Preamble

Recalling that the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) for Africa is a autonomous, non-profit, scientific organization operational in Member States of Africa with a mandate to co-ordinate policy research and dialogue and recommend strategies for promoting food, agriculture and natural resources sectors in Africa by:

  • Carrying out mutually agreed collaborative research and institutional development activities;
  • Publishing and disseminating research results;
  • Providing technical support to national and regional programs;
  • Providing opportunities for training and professional development;
  • Organizing workshops, scientific conferences and seminars;
  • Providing access by the Government to database of information on policy making, advocacy and dialogue; and
  • Facilitating linkages of co-operating institutions with relating activities carried out by other participants in FANRPAN's policy research and professional development programmes.
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