ACB is a NGO based in Johannesburg. It provides information, research and policy analysis on issues pertaining to genetic engineering, biosafety and biopiracy in Africa. The ACB is active in playing an effective role in protecting Africa's biodiversity, traditional knowledge, food production systems, culture and diversity, from the threats posed by genetic engineering and biopiracy. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
PLAAS does research, policy engagement, teaching and training about the dynamics of chronic poverty and structural inequality in Southern Africa, with a particular emphasis on the key role of restructuring and contesting land holding and agro-food systems in the subcontinent and beyond. The focus is on the analysis of marginalised livelihoods in Southern Africa, especially of subsistence and smallholder farmers and farm workers, of coastal and inland artisanal fisheries and fishing communities; and of informal self employment in rural and urban areas. ... [According to site editor's information]
Biowatch South Africa strives to prevent biological diversity from being privatised for corporate gain. It aspires to an environment where people control their food supply systems, where the benefits from commercial use of biological resources are fairly shared and where ordinary citizens are encouraged to help make policy choices about new technologies, such as genetic modification. ... [according to site editor's information]
BIOTA AFRICA has been jointly invented by African and German researchers aiming at the establishment of research supporting sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity in Africa. Due to pragmatic reasons the large project is logistically subdivided into four Regional Networks: BIOTA West Africa, BIOTA East Africa, BIOTA Southern Africa and BIOTA Morocco ("Research Networks"). Participating institutions of each country elect representatives for a national BIOTA steering committee which controls the daily business and enables national strategic discussions and decisions. ... [according to site editor's information]
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]
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]
GRAIN is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) which promotes the sustainable management and use of agricultural biodiversity based on people's control over genetic resources and local knowledge. [according to site editor's information]
EWURA is an autonomous multi-sectoral regulatory authority responsible for technical and economic regulation of the electricity, petroleum, natural gas and water sectors. The functions of EWURA include among others, licensing, tariff review, monitoring performance and standards with regards to quality, safety, health and environment. EWURA is also responsible for promoting effective competition and economic efficiency, protecting the interests of consumers and promoting the availability of regulated services to all consumers including low income, rural and disadvantaged consumers in the regulated sectors. ... [according to site editor's information]
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]
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]