Welcome to this edition of the FANRPAN Quarterly Newsletter.
With the beginning of a Season, we all have the opportunity to reflect on how we can be more successful, personally and professionally. As a leading Network in food and nutrition security, we are committed to making 2015 a transformative year.
In order to succeed, we as a Network need to grow. I say this against the backdrop that the world moves forward at an ever-quickening pace; stagnation really means moving backward. Since inception, FANRPAN has continued to demonstrate impressive growth in terms of research and development, geographic reach, convening power, financial portfolio and its partners through innovation and creativity.
Amongst others, our success attracted the attention of the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) to convene a high-level policy dialogue on food, income, and nutrition security: Research to Feed Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on September 1, 2014.
It is through this combined effort of you, as Network members ,that I am confident that think tanks and policy makers around the world will continue to turn to FANRPAN to promote effective Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) policies.
Stories of inspiration and success are happening every day in each community across our region and we would be pleased to capture them to share with the Network and beyond.
I hope you enjoy this edition, and I encourage you to send in your story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can continue to make “The FANRPAN Quarterly” a place to share experiences and new ideas.
Lindiwe Majele Sibanda