FANRPAN is a regional policy research and advocacy network with the mission to promote effective Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) policies by:
1. Facilitating linkages and partnerships between government and civil society,
2. Building the capacity for policy analysis and policy dialogue in southern Africa, and supporting demand-driven policy research and analysis.
FANPRAN's operations are informed by major regional policy frameworks and processes in Southern Africa. These are currently the SADC's Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP), the SADC Heads of State Dar es Salaam Declaration, the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) of the New Partnership for Agricultural Development (NEPAD) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA Agricultural Plan.
FANRPAN is currently operating in 13 SADC countries (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe) and operates through an inter-sectoral network platform in each country designated as a Country Node. The node comprises of the following stakeholders:
1. Government ministries responsible for FANR;
2. Policy research institutions such as relevant university departments;
3. Private sector national umbrella organizations which deal with FANR;
4. National farmers' organizations; and
5. Civil Society organizations. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
UNU-INRA undertakes research, education and information-sharing activities that
* advance food security by challenging African scientists to collaborate with UNU-INRA to: (a) develop new knowledge and validate/disseminate the indigenous knowledge of African farmers, herders and forest dwellers, (b) add value to Africa's primary products through applied science and technology and (c) focus on education and training of young scientists in cutting-edge science.
* Link natural resource knowledge to policy formulation, problem-solving, and long-term planning processes.
* Emphasize the critical role played by African women in the conservation and management of natural resources.
Currently, UNU-INRA's activities focus on four main thematic areas:(1) Climate, water, land, (2) Biodiversity, medicinal plants, (3) Innovations, socio-economics, policy, and (4) Capacity building ... [according to site editor's information]
The AGRHYMET Regional Centre is a specialized institute of the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS). Its primary objectives are:
* to contribute to achieving food security and increased agricultural production in the CILSS member States
* to improve natural resource management in the Sahelian region
by providing training and information to development stakeholders and partners in agroecology taken as a whole (agroclimatology, hydrology, crop protection). It is specialized in the science and techniques applied to agricultural development, rural development and natural resource management. ... [according to site editor's information]
ARMTI is a parastatal organisation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development with the mission to improve management practice in the agricultural and rural sector through appropriate management interventions. It provides
• management training;
• consultancy and advisory services;
• conducts applied management research, special and diagnostic studies;
• disseminates agricultural and rural information; and
• contributes to policy development which would enhance better managememt of the agricultural and rural sector in Nigeria. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
Fatal Transactions is a campaign that focuses on the consequences of natural resource exploitation (oil, diamonds, coltan, gold, etc.) in (post) conflict situations (as in Angola, the DRC, and Sierra Leone). Fatal Transactions campaigns to make sure the way of extraction of these resources is fair and that the local population benefits from its wealth as well.
Fatal Transactions is a network of different European and African NGO's and research institutes. The collaboration amongst European and African organisations allows the individual members to be more effective by using the support, knowledge, infrastructure and information of other members for their activities.
The project is funded by the European Union. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The Botswana College of Agriculture (BCA) is a body corporate, and hence a parastatal under the Ministry of Agriculture and an associate institution of the University of Botswana. Its mission is to produce high quality graduates, generate suitable technologies and provide advisory services to improve agriculture productivity through:
* innovative teaching;
* relevant research; and
* customer-driven service ... [according to site editor's information]
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]
RCMRD, previously known as Regional Centre for Services in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (RCSSMRS) is a non-profit intergovernmental organization. Its mission is to promote the development and use of geoinformation in sustainable development of Africa. Therefore it develops harmonized and standardized land resources and urban development digital data and information infrastructure for the region and a regional early warning system for food security, environmental monitoring and disaster management using mainly satellite technology.
It has 15 members: Botswana, Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. ... [according to site editor's information]
Site of the Centre d'Estudis Transfronterers of the Societat Antropogeogràfica a Barcelona with extensice resources about Sao Tome and Principe (basic data, Bibliography, audio-visual media, best of pages, cooperation and development, culture and tradition, natural resources, news ...) [editors ilissAfrica]
RAEIN-Africa is a Southern African network organisation that promotes participatory development of appropriate science and technology and S&T policies for sustainable management of the environment and agricultural production systems. It does so by facilitating creation of partnerships between government, civil society, and end user groups, supporting need driven development oriented research and all inclusive policy development processes. RAEIN-Africa creates a conducive and enabling platform to allow nurturing of systems of innovation in the development of technologies and policies that endeavour to reduce poverty of the marginalized communities, taking cognizance of the fact that these communities’ livelihoods mostly depend on harnessing natural resources. ... [according to site editor's information]