Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)

FANRPAN 6th Annual Partners Meeting on the 29th of May 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa
22 May 2014

Date: Thursday, 29 May 2014
Time: 08h00 - 17h30
Venue: St Georges Hotel, Centurion, South Africa

This annual event commemorates Africa Day and presents an opportunity for FANRPAN to share current programmes and future plans with existing and prospective partners.

This year the theme is: "Retooling African Family Farming For Climate Smart Agriculture And Post-Harvest Loss Reduction: Celebrating Africa Day And Enhancing Strategic Partnerships For Collective Action".

The event will:

  • Showcase how theatre for policy advocacy (TPA) can be effectively used to unpack the complexity of Climate change concepts and household vulnerability
  • Deepen the understanding of the South African policy landscape for Climate Smart Agriculture, crop production and Post-harvest management
  • Provide a platform for partner linkages and synergies

This is a one-day event and "traditionally, participants are self-sponsored".

For more information on the format and mood of the day, please visit the link to last year's event:

Africa's Biggest Music Stars & 'Cocoa na Chocolate' to Revolutionize Agriculture

The participating artists are: A.Y. (Tanzania), Bufallo Souljah (Zimbabwe), Dama Do Bling (Mozambique), D'Banj (Nigeria), Diamond (Tanzania), Dontom (Nigeria), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Femi Kuti (Nigeria), Judith Sephuma (South Africa), Juliani (Kenya), Kunle Ayo (Nigeria), Vusi Nova (South Africa), Liz Ogumbo (Kenya), Nancy G (Swaziland), Omawumi (Nigeria), Rachid Taha (Algeria), Tiken Jah Fakoly (Cote d'Ivoire), Victoria Kimani (Kenya) and Wax Dey (Cameroon).

These artists are using their voices to inspire young people to join, and tell political leaders ahead of the African Union summit in June that the time has come to adopt better agricultural policies that will help tackle youth unemployment, provide better support to small holder farmers, boost productivity, increase value chains, and help lift millions of Africans out of extreme poverty. The song is available for download for free at after signing the 'Do Agric' petition that tells African leaders to invest in our farmers, our food, and our futures.

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