The Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF) with the aim of supporting capacity building in the CORAF Member states.
ReNAPRI is an entirely ‘African-owned and African-led’ network of agricultural policy research centers based in Southern, Central, East and West Africa, generating high- quality evidence, and providing policy guidance in support of agricultural development, food and nutrition security, and livelihoods resilience. ReNAPRI works with a number of national governments and stakeholders, as well as Regional Economic Communities (RECs), African Union Commission (AUC), the private sector, civil society organisations, farmers’ organisations, other research organisations, development partners and philanthropies etc., in its efforts to generate key recommendations and guidance on policy matters in the African continent, through evidence-based analysis.
The MOU with CORAF is in line with ReNAPRI’s strategic plan 2021-2026 in which ReNAPRI will seek to sign and implement targeted and action-oriented Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with African institutions and actively participate in partners’ events with a view to being highly visible as an agricultural policy network with global recognition (e.g., contribute to steering committees, Webinars, Conferences, high-level regional and continental public policy organ meetings etc).
CORAF is an international non-profit association of national agricultural research systems in 23 West and Central Africa countries with a mission to improve livelihoods in West and Central Africa through sustainable increases in agricultural production and productivity, promoting competitiveness and markets.
The signing of the MOU between ReNAPRI and CORAF marks the beginning of a longstanding partnership between the two institutions.