PAEPARD leaflet on public-private partnerships
The Platform for Africa-Europe Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD) is a an eight-year project sponsored by the European Commission (80%) and partners’ own contributions (20%). It has been coordinated by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) since December 2009, and was extended until end of 2018. It aims at building joint African-European multi-stakeholder partnerships in agricultural research for development (ARD) contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. On the European side, the partners are AGRINATURA (The European Alliance on Agriculture Knowledge for Development, coordinating the European partners), COLEACP (representing the private sector), CSA (representing the NGOs), ICRA, specialized in capacity building in ARD, and CTA (the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation). On the African side and in addition to FARA, the partners are the Pan-African Farmers Organization (PAFO), the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), and the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN). PAFO involves its members which are the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF) based in Nairobi, the Réseaux des Organisations Paysannes et des Producteurs d’Afrique de l’Ouest (ROPPA) based in Ouagadougou, and the Plate-forme Régionale des Organisations Paysannes d’Afrique Centrale (PROPAC) based in Yaoundé. The Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU) is an associate partner of PAEPARD.
Please open the attachment to read about the work of PAEPARD in supporting public-private partnerships.
You should also keep an eye out for a DEVCO infopoint conference on PAEPARD, coming soon on 26th November!