ReNAPRI Shines Bright in AAP Strategic Planning Meeting

Abuja, Nigeria 11-15th September 2022. As the sun began setting on Sunday 11th September 2022 in Nigeria’s Capital Abuja, so too was a team of ReNAPRI experts signing into the Transcorp Hilton Hotel upon invitation of one of ReNAPRI’s strategic partners – the Alliance for African Partnerships (AAP). This stellar team of two led by Dr. Andrew Agyei-Holmes sitting in …

Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) and Regional Network of Agriculture Policy Research (ReNAPRl) Participates in the AGRF2022 to prepare for the Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health Summit 2023

September 5-9, 2022, Kigali, Rwanda The African Union Commission (AUC) has launched preparations for the Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health Summit (AFSHS) during a special session at the ongoing AGRF2022 Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. It was launched by the African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, H.E Ambassador Josefa Sacko and was attended by senior people from governments, development …

Two-day Agri-Indaba in South Africa concludes with calls for greater action

September 6th 2022 South Africa: A two-day policy dialogue on agriculture and food systems in the SADC region concluded in Pretoria, South Africa, with SADC urging member states to move quickly to engage all relevant stakeholders in turning policies, strategies, and plans into actual implementation to enable the region to build sustainable agricultural and food systems. The dialogue was organized to …

PRCI 2022 STAAARS Plus Proposals Now Open

September 2nd 2022. The STAAARS+ Fellows program, a part of the USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research, Capacity, and Influence (PRCI), is a collaboration between Cornell University, Michigan State University (MSU), and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to advance rigorous, policy-oriented food security research on topics of inclusive agricultural- and rural transformation, development of …

From Lusaka to Windhoek – A story of Hope and Perseverance

Yaoundé Cameroon, August 29th 2022. Strengthening Africa’s food system through increased productivity, climate resilience and adaptation will be in the spotlight when stakeholders meet in Windhoek for the 9th Annual ReNAPRI Stakeholders Conference, writes Alphonse Akouyu, who adds that the Conference will also be an opportunity to celebrate ReNAPRI at 10. The great French Novelist Marcel Proust is quoted to …

Towards Building Africa’s Resilience

Since the Russo-Ukrainian conflict broke out in February 2022, economies across the African continent have borne the brunt of the war due to disruptions to supply chains of fertilizer and grain, putting already vulnerable livelihoods at risk. By Arnold Munthali, August 5th 2022 The flatlands of Karonga district in northern Malawi are dotted with small demarcated plots of land that …

Job Opportunity

Position: Senior Climate Change Advisor Location: African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Posted: 19th July 2022 Application Deadline: 5th August 2022 The Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) seeks to recruit a Senior Climate Change Advisor, on behalf of the African Union Commission’s Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment (AUC- DARBE), under the Directorate of Sustainable Environment and Blue …

ReNAPRI signs MOU with FANRPAN

Published on June 30th 2022 The Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research institutes (ReNAPRI) signed an MoU with the Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) on 30th June 2022. This follows a decision of the 18th ReNAPRI Board Meeting, held on 1st June 2022. The MOU was signed by Dr. Damas Philip, Chair of the ReNAPRI Board …

Cross Border Trade Key for the SADC Region

June 23rd 2022. This article was first published on https://www.ccardesa.org/cross-border-trade-key-sadc-region by Dorcas Kabuya Chaaba. Agriculture and trade play a key role in the socio-economic development of Africa, including the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. There is no doubt that agriculture in Africa is central to poverty reduction since it is a source of livelihood, employment and income for most …

ReNAPRI to train CORAF stakeholders in the use of the Agricultural Innovation Systems and Policy Practice Index (AIS-PP) tool to support national and regional policy making and implementation

The Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) is set to train stakeholders in west and central Africa in the use of the Agricultural Innovation Systems and Policy Practice Index (AIS-PPI) tool, in support of the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF). This is within the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that …