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  • Call for experts: Vocational and Lifelong Learning Systems in African Universities​

    DeSIRA-LIFT is seeking two experienced professionals to develop agricultural innovation courses for African universities.

  • 2023 DeSIRA Global Annual Report: out now!

    The DeSIRA Initiative assesses its performance annually using 28 Global DeSIRA indicators, which encompass outputs, outcomes, and impacts. The Annual Global Report 2023 (AGR 2023) details the progress of 46 DeSIRA projects that have been underway for at least two years.

  • 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.

    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

    2023 DeSIRA Global Annual Report: out now!

    The DeSIRA Initiative assesses its performance annually using 28 Global DeSIRA indicators, which encompass outputs, outcomes, and impacts. The Annual Global Report 2023 (AGR 2023) details the progress of 46 DeSIRA projects that have been underway for at least two years.

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    ENABEL conference

    SAVE THE DATE and REGISTER to the conference:   “Innovation: a key enabler for sustainable food system transformation in Africa” Brussels, 23 May 2024  8:30 AM

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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,

    Read More »

    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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     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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