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L'INSAH est une institution spécialisée du Comité Permanent Inter Etats de lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS). Son mandat est de coordonner, d'harmoniser et de promouvoir les études et recherches sur l'agriculture, l'environnement, les marchés et les questions de population/développement. [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site]
ACTS is an international intergovernmental science, technology and environmental policy think-tank that generates and disseminates new knowledge through policy analysis, capacity building and outreach. The centre strives to rationalize scientific and technological information to enable African countries make effective policy choices for improved living standards. ACTS works with partners and networks including academic and research institutions, national governments, UN bodies, regional and international processes and NGOs. ACTS' research and capacity building activities are organised in five programmatic areas:
* Biodiversity and Environmental Governance;
* Energy and Water Security;
* Agriculture and Food Security;
* Cross-Cutting Issues; and
* Science and Technology Literacy.
Its members include the the governments of Kenya, Malawi, Malta, Uganda and Ghana, as well as the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). ... [according to site editor's information]
The IGAD mission is to assist and complement the efforts of the Member States to achieve, through increased cooperation:
* Food Security and environmental protection
* Promotion and maintenance of peace and security and humanitarian affairs, and,
* Economic cooperation and integration.
IGAD is to be the premier regional organization for achieving peace, prosperity and regional integration in the IGAD region. ... [according to site editor's information]
The purpose of the Forum for Food Security in Southern Africa, which has operated since 2003, is to provide a platform for improved linkages between food security analysis, policy making and implementation in the Southern Africa region. The outputs of country issues papers, regional theme papers, international electronic discussions and country policy seminars are intended to generate insights and policy options drawing on longitudinal research in the region and comparative international evidence that it is hoped will prove useful to stakeholders.
The platform covers the region as a whole and five specific countries: Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It has brought together those in government, official donors, NGOs, civil society, the private sector, and international and regional researchers concerned with food security.
Related documents are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The mission of the International Food Policy Research Institute is to identify and analyze policies for sustainably meeting the food needs of the developing world. Research at IFPRI concentrates on economic growth and poverty alleviation in low-income countries, improvement of the well-being of poor people, and sound management of the natural resource base that supports agriculture. IFPRI seeks to make its research results available to all those in a position to use them and to strengthen institutions in developing countries that conduct research relevant to its mandate.
IFPRI's discussion papers are available fulltext on the site. A varietyof country-specific datasets are provided on request. ... [According to site editor's information]
Biosafe Train is a capacity building project on biosafety and ecological impact assessment of transgenic plants in East Africa funded by the programme on Enhancement of Research Capacity (ENRECA), Danida. The long-term vision of the project is to build up capacity to cope with the challenges of introducing genetically modified crops in East Africa by developing a platform for capacity building on biosafety impact assessment of transgenic plants.
The project is a collaboration with scientists from University of Nairobi and Kenya Agricultural Research Institute in Kenya, Makerere University in Uganda, University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, University of Aarhus and University of Copenhagen, Denmark. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
Afrique Verte is a French NGO that promotes food security and sustainable development in the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger). Afrique Verte
* Reinforces the professional capacities of small-farmer organizations;
* Participates in the consolidation the structuring of small-farmer organizations;
* Promotes the marketing of local cereal
In France and Europe, Afrique Verte:
* Promotes a more accurate appreciation of Africa among the general public;
* Participates in lobbying activities promoting sustainable development. ... [according to site editor's information]