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  • New publications

    New DeSIRA-LIFT publications: Exploring the off-farm production, marketing and use of organic and biofertilisers in Africa Soil health is essential for farming and food systems, also in Africa. We are

  • Knowledge brief 4

    New DeSIRA-LIFT knowledge brief: What agroecology brings to food security and ecosystem services: a review of scientific evidence Agroecology is a science, a set of practices and a social movement.

  • DeSIRA Highlights #1

    DeSIRA Highlights #1 – A quarterly newsletter from DeSIRA and its service facility DeSIRA-LIFT

  • DeSIRA-LIFT Consultation Process Highlights the Importance of Research and Innovation for Agroecological Transitions in Africa

    One of DeSIRA-LIFT’s key objectives is to generate actionable knowledge and advice for African and European decision makers on the potential of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems for sustainable, climate-resilient, and inclusive food systems.

    Supporting innovation towards environmentally sound, climate smart and socially just agri-food systems transformation.

    DeSIRA-LIFT (Leveraging the DeSIRA Initiative for agri-food systems transformation) is a service facility supporting the DeSIRA Initiative (Development Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture, in short DeSIRA) funded by the European Commission.

     

    DeSIRA aims to bridge the gap between research and policy making towards resilient, sustainable and equitable agri-food systems in the Global South.

    DeSIRA-LIFT provides services to DeSIRA Initiative’s implementers under three service areas, aligned with the DeSIRA pillars:

    Service Area 1

    Support to the country-based DeSIRA projects to enhance their impacts by promoting Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) thinking and the use of developmental evaluation approaches.

    Service Area 2

    Support to African apex organisations for research on agricultural development (CORAFASARECA, CCARDESA and FARA), extension (AFAAS) and higher education (RUFORUM), and add value to global initiatives TAP and GFAR.

    Service Area 3

    Support to co-create knowledge and evidence to feed policy dialogues and programming on agri-food systems in the Global South.

    Updates

    New publications

    New DeSIRA-LIFT publications: Exploring the off-farm production, marketing and use of organic and biofertilisers in Africa Soil health is essential for farming and food systems,

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    Knowledge brief 4

    New DeSIRA-LIFT knowledge brief: What agroecology brings to food security and ecosystem services: a review of scientific evidence Agroecology is a science, a set of

    Read More »

    Call for experts – Expert in Agricultural Research and Innovation Strategy processes

    DeSIRA-LIFT is looking for an Expert in Agricultural Research and Innovation Strategy processes

    The expert will undertake a scoping study to review and update the current knowledge on seed systems in Africa, with an emphasis on the informal sector and FMSS. The scoping study will cover several aspects of FMSS in the context of the African Seed and Biotechnology Program action plan (2020-2030)

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    Call for experts – Expert in agroecology and agricultural strategies in Africa

    DeSIRA-LIFT is looking for an Expert in agroecology and agricultural strategies in Africa

    The expert will undertake a scoping study to review and update the current knowledge on seed systems in Africa, with an emphasis on the informal sector and FMSS. The scoping study will cover several aspects of FMSS in the context of the African Seed and Biotechnology Program action plan (2020-2030)

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    Call for experts – Expert in Farmer-Managed Seed Systems (FMSS)

    DeSIRA-LIFT is looking for an expert in farmer-managed seed systems (FMSS) in Africa.

    The expert will undertake a scoping study to review and update the current knowledge on seed systems in Africa, with an emphasis on the informal sector and FMSS. The scoping study will cover several aspects of FMSS in the context of the African Seed and Biotechnology Program action plan (2020-2030)

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    Call for experts – Expert in funding mechanisms to support responsible innovation in Africa

    DeSIRA-LIFT is looking for a funding mechanisms expert to support responsible innovation in Africa.

    DeSIRA-LIFT is providing support to DeSIRA projects to strengthen their capacities to manage innovation towards impacts. Specific support is provided by DeSIRA-LIFT to develop an exit strategy before the end of the project. This study will specifically complement that intervention by making options for DeSIRA projects explicit.

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     Implementing partners of DeSIRA-LIFT

     
     
    Agrinatura members:

    Wageningen University & Research (WUR)
    Centre for international cooperation research and development in agriculture (CIRAD)
    Instituto Superior de Agronomia / University of Lisbon (ISA)
    Natural Resources Institute / University of Greenwich (NRI)
    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

    European Forum for Agricultural Research (EFARD):

    COLEAD – Committee Linking Entrepreneurship-Agriculture-Development

    Contact

    info@desiralift.org

    Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation 

    P.O. Box 88, 6700 AB Wageningen
    the Netherlands

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