The just concluded ReNAPRI Conference, held from the 14th to the 16th of November, 2023, at the Elephant Hills Resort in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, was a resounding success, bringing together experts, policymakers, and stakeholders to deliberate on crucial issues facing the food system in Africa. The three-day event featured a diverse range of sessions, discussions, and celebrations that encapsulated the spirit of collaboration, innovation, and progress.
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.
The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) General Assembly, Africa Agribusiness and Science Week (AASW), and Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) General Assembly are major events in the field of agricultural research and development in Africa.
Education, research, and innovation are important drivers of regional development and integration. They serve as key pillars that empower individuals, foster economic growth, and facilitate cooperation among nations.
ANAPRI (Africa Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes) stands as a beacon of academic excellence and technical expertise within the realm of agricultural policy research in Africa. The network was duly recognised and represented at the Agricultural Policy Research in Africa meeting held in Elsenburg, South Africa on 26th May 2023.
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.