FARA (Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa) is the technical arm of NEPAD and has the full support of the African Union (AU). FARA’s vision is to reduce poverty in Africa as a result of sustainable broad-based agricultural growth and improved livelihoods, particularly of smallholder and pastoral enterprises.
Its mission is to create broad-based improvements in agricultural productivity, competitiveness and markets by supporting Africa’s sub-regional organizations in strengthening capacity for agricultural innovation.
FARA does this through five networking support functions, that is, advocacy and resource mobilization, access to knowledge and technologies, regional policies and markets, capacity strengthening, partnerships and strategic alliances.
FARA works closely with a number of development partners, among them: the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the Rockefeller Foundation, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), USAID, European Union, DFID and a number of other multi- and bi-lateral donors.
FARA’s programmes include Sub-Saharan Africa Challenge Programme (SSA CP), Strengthening Capacity for Agricultural Research and Development in Africa (SCARDA) and the Regional Agricultural Information and Learning System (RAILS), among others.
Visiting address: #12 Anmeda Street, Roman Ridge, Accra, Ghana
Tellephone: +233 302 772823 or 302 779421
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