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Programme 1 : Capacity building support for policy development and resilience programming

Part of the Strategic goal 1: Strengthen policies, institutions and strategies that help enhance the resilience of rural livelihoods in semi-arid zones of Africa, This program focuses on :

  1. Policy dialogue on key issues affecting resilience of rural livelihoods in semi-arid zones of Africa
  2. Policy analysis and training focusing on building resilience
  3. Support programme design, review and monitoring and evaluation in semi-arid zones as part of CAADP-based National Agricultural and Food Security Investment Plans (NAFSIPs)

 

 

Programme 4 : Knowledge management, networking and communication

 Strategic Goal 2 : enhance African capacities in research, technology dissemination and knowledge management for building the resilience of rural livelihoods in semi-arid zones of Africa.

Knowledge management, networking and communication program :

  1. Document and disseminate success stories and lessons learnt about SAFGRAD’s thematic and policy dialogue support activities
  2. Inform global deliberations on climate change and sustainable development through TPN6
  3. Support ‘resilience-oriented’ thematic networks under the CAADP Knowledge, Information and Skills (KIS) support system
 

Programme 2 : Strengthening producer (agricultural livelihood-based) organisations in semi-arid zones

From Strategic goal 1: Strengthen policies, institutions and strategies that help enhance the resilience of rural livelihoods in semi-arid zones of Afric, this program :

  1. Support institutional development of producer (agricultural livelihood-based) organisations
  2. Facilitate the engagement of hubs of agricultural livelihood-based organizations with CAADP country and REC roundtable processes 
  3. Facilitate gainful involvement of livelihood-based organizations in critical agricultural value chains for improvement of pro-poor rural livelihoods.

 

 

Programme 3 : Programme 3: Facilitation of agricultural research and transfer of technologies and innovations in the context of semi-arid zones

 Strategic Goal 2 : enhance African capacities in research, technology dissemination and knowledge management for building the resilience of rural livelihoods in semi-arid zones of Africa.

This program will :

  1. Create and facilitate operationalization of platforms focusing on streamlining agricultural research policies, strategies, and priorities. 
  2. Establish competitive grant schemes to catalyse scalable and niche adaptive research.
  3. Create systems for effective development, dissemination and adoption of research-generated technologies
 

Mango Programme

Improving Farm Productivity and Rural Incomes through Biological Control of Insects (on Mango)

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The purpose of this new initiative is to reduce rural poverty and strengthen food security through implementing a biological control of mango insects. The project is started in Burkina Faso with financial support from the African Development Bank, but its effectiveness will depend on the extent to which similar efforts are exerted at a regional level. The role of SAFGRAD within this initiative is

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Capacity Building

Enhancing Africa's Capacity for Sustainable Agricultural Research for Development in Semi-Arid Areas

The purpose of this capacity enhancement initiative is to develop and reinforce the capabilities of African institutions and their human resources in priority areas as will be defined through a thorough situation analysis and consultative processes. It is intended to accomplish the enhancement of the capacity of institutional and human factors to solve the immediate and pressing developmental problems but also and most importantly aspire for higher level goals. Hence its goal

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