ReNAPRI Facilitates 4 Day Training workshop in the SADC Region on Policy Analysis, Formulation, Advocacy, and Resource Mobilization using the Agricultural Innovation Systems-Policy Practice Index (AIS-PPI) Tool

Within the framework of cooperation between the Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) and the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA), and as a result of the MOU signed on the 19th of October 2020 by the two institutions, CCARDESA engaged ReNAPRI to facilitate a 4 Day Training workshop in the SADC …

Meebelo becomes Executive Director at the Secretariat of ReNAPRI

The Board of Directors of the Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI), during their Extraordinary Board Meeting held on 26th August 2021, approved the appointment of Dr. Nalishebo Meebelo as Executive Director at the ReNAPRI Secretariat. ReNAPRI is an African think tank comprising universally recognized national agricultural policy research centers, located in central, east, west, and southern Africa. …

ReNAPRI at the Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) Summit 2021

The Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) Summit took place from 6th to 10th September 2021, hosted by the Government of Kenya. The Conference brought together a number of stakeholders including Heads of States and Government, former heads of Governments, African institutions, regional and sub-regional organizations, the private sector, farmers, think tanks, development partners, philanthropies, the media, women, and youth to …

ReNAPRI to Implement selected CAADP XP4 Programme Activities in the Southern Africa Region

In its efforts to build and strengthen partnerships towards achieving its goals in the African continent, the Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) signed an MoU with the Center for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) on the 19th of October 2020.  Dr. Miltone Ayieko, Chair of the ReNAPRI Board of Directors signed the …

BFAP Agricultural Employment Brief – 2021 Q2

This agricultural employment brief interprets and contextualizes the latest quarterly labor force survey from Stats SA and provides insights on the major factors driving agricultural employment. Click here to download the report.

Research and Development are key to Resilient Food Systems in Africa

By Lulama Ndibongo Traub, Thomas Jayne & Wandile Sihlobo. This article was first published on The Conversation on August 1st 2021 What will it take to build sustainable, resilient food systems in African countries? This was among the questions considered at the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Pre-Summit in late July. The summit, the first of its kind in this century, …

BFAP Brief on South Africa’s Food Inflation for June 2021

This report gives an overview of food inflation dynamics and its associated causes for June 2021. Inflation on food and non-alcoholic beverages for June 2021 was recorded at 6.7%. According to the FAO world food price index, global food prices recorded for June decreased for the first time in 12 months. This was driven by a reduction in cereal and …

ReNAPRI Joins ISSER in Congratulating Augustin Fosu on his Nomination to the Committee of Experts on Public Administration of UN Economic and Social Council

Augustin K. Fosu, Professor at ISSER has been appointed to the Committee of Experts on Public Administration at the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council. Professor Fosu joins other renowned experts on the 24-member committee for a four-year term beginning on 1 August 2021 and expiring on 31 July 2025, and will serve in his personal capacity. He also …

ReNAPRI to take part in U.N. Food Systems Summit Science Days Side Event

ReNAPRI will take part in the U.N. Food Systems Summit Science Days Side Event scheduled for Wednesday, July 7, 4:00pm CEST (10:00am EDT)  in which leaders across the private and public research and development sectors will identify and discuss the key actions needed to advance adaptive agricultural research and to develop an enabling policy environment to support the steady stream …