ANAPRI Executive Director Meets with Partners in Washington DC

Washington DC, United States of America, 19th December 2022 ANAPRI’s Executive Director- Dr. Nalishebo Meebelo has met with key ANAPRI partners in Washington DC with the aim of strengthening relations between ANAPRI and these institutions while forging new project partnerships. The Executive Director has so far met with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Feed the Future …

The 9th ReNAPRI Stakeholders Conference hosted the launch of ANAPRI

Windhoek, Namibia,1-3 November 2022, Written by the ANAPRI Secretariat Team The 9th ReNAPRI Stakeholders Conference which took place in Windhoek, Namibia from the 1st to the  3rd of November 2022 was designed to bring together like-minded stakeholders with an interest in strengthening Africa’s food system through increased productivity, climate resilience and adaptation. This annual convening was the venue for the …

Edith Cowan University Honors ANAPRI Executive Director

Edith Cowan University (ECU) has honored ANAPRI’s Executive Director – Dr. Nalishebo Meebelo with an award for making a mark in local communities, and on the world stage. Between 2001 and 2009, Dr. Nalishebo attained three degrees at ECU. She currently heads the Secretariat of the Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI), and also co-Chairs the Task Force …

ANAPRI Executive Director Features on European Centre for Development Policy Management(ECPDM) Podcast

In the second episode of ‘ECDPM Talks on: COP27’ podcast series, Koen Dekeyser, policy officer in ECDPM’s sustainable food systems and climate action and green transition teams, talks to Dr Nalishebo Meebelo. Koen and Dr Nalishebo Meebelo talk about the impact the climate crisis is already having on African food systems, what adaptation in Africa’s food systems could look like …

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 …