In an era of global challenges and crises, the significance of sustainable agri-food systems has become increasingly evident. In response to the urgent issues confronting Africa’s agriculture sector, the Africa Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ANAPRI) is convening a crucial webinar in partnership with the Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA), a specialized agency operating under the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research, Capacity, and Influence (PRCI). The webinar, titled “Opportunities for inclusive and sustainable agri-food systems: Bridging gaps in fertilizer and soil health policies for a world in crisis,” aims to shed light on critical aspects of agricultural development on the African continent.
The Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) recently hosted a thought-provoking side event during the Africa Food System Forum (AGRF), titled “Policy Prioritization through Value-Chain Analysis: Public-Private Partnerships in Policymaking, Implementation, Competitiveness, and Investment.” This engaging event brought together experts from various fields to discuss a critical aspect of African agriculture: Policy Prioritization through Value-Chain Analysis (PPVC).
Imagine life as a flowing river, with progress as the current propelling us ahead. Stagnation acts like a dam, hindering our potential and blocking the path for others. Therefore, it’s crucial to keep moving forward, not only to unlock our own potential but also to pave the way for others. This concept embodies the essence of “Ubuyantanshi”, a Zambian term representing forward movement and progress.
From Tuesday, August 22nd, to Thursday, August 24th, 2023, distinguished participants including Board Members, Secretariat Staff, and Principal Investigators from the Africa Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ANAPRI, commonly known as ReNAPRI) will assemble at the Ciela Resort and Spa, situated in the picturesque Bonanza Golf Estate of Lusaka, Zambia. This special retreat has been meticulously designed to serve as a pivotal occasion for strategic planning, collaborative knowledge exchange, and the cultivation of meaningful connections among esteemed stakeholders.
Research is a fundamental pillar of human progress. It enables us to expand our understanding of the world and address complex challenges like climate change. In today’s interconnected world, collaboration has become an indispensable tool that enhances the quality and impact of research endeavors across disciplines.