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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.

DeSIRA-LIFT and IFAD side event at the Africa Fertilizer & Soil Health (AFSH) summit

The Africa Fertilizer & Soil Health (AFSH) summit (Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health Summit | African Union (au.int)) takes place next week (7-9 May) and various DeSIRA projects and partners will be present!

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 – 5:30 PM CEST   In the framework of the Belgium Presidency of the Council of the European Union, ENABEL would like to cordially invite you to join our conference ”… Continue reading ENABEL conference

Shaping sustainable partnerships: The contribution of DeSIRA-LIFT to agri-food systems transformation 

Nana Kofi Acquah. IWMI

We are pleased to announce our participation in the upcoming conference, “Research and Innovation in Africa: a driver for development and partnerships,” scheduled for 13 September 2023. The onsite and online event will be held at the Permanent Representation of France to the EU in Brussels.

Call for experts

Samnieng Huadlim, a 62 year old Thai farmer holds rice stalks harvested at Greenpeace’s “Rice Art” field in Ratchaburi province 80 kilometers West of Bangkok, that depicts an image of farmers working in a rice field in black and green colours. Greenpeace has commenced the harvest of the green variety of rice in the field today and have called upon the Thai Government to ban genetically modified (GMO) rice.

DeSIRA-LIFT is looking for an expert to conduct a rapid review of regional agricultural policies in Africa.
📅 Deadline for applications: 30 August 2023.
🔗 Download the Terms of Reference for further details.

DeSIRA-LIFT is looking for a Communications Officer

DeSIRA-LIFT is looking for a pro-active Communications Officer to join its team.

Call for experts

DeSIRA-LIFT is looking for two experts to conduct a scoping study on existing funding mechanisms for innovation in Africa.
📅 Deadline for applications: 15 August 2023.
🔗 Download the Terms of Reference for further details.

Call for experts

DeSIRA-LIFT is looking for an Expert  in Agricultural and Innovation Policies and an Expert in Communicating Research.
📅 Deadline for applications: 23 June 2023.
🔗 Download the Terms of Reference for further details.

Advancing Agroecology for Climate Resilience and Sustainability in Africa

DeSIRA-LIFT, the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) jointly hosted a parallel session during the 8th African Agribusiness and Science Week (AASW8), focusing on “Improving Climate Resilience and Sustainability of Farming and Food Systems: Exploring the Contribution of Agroecology”. Read the main takeaways from the event.

Mapping of Green Transition Actors Championing Agroecological Practices for sub-Saharan Africa

This report delivers the results of a mapping exercise of actors that support agroecological transitions in sub-Saharan Africa.