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Call for expressions of interest – Recruitment of a Regional Multi-actor Research Network Consortium on Agroecology in West and Central Africa

Call for expressions of interest – Recruitment of a Regional Multi-actor Research Network Consortium on Agroecology in West and Central Africa

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.

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.

Improving Climate Resilience and Sustainability of Farming and Food Systems: Exploring the Contribution of Agroecology

IFAD, FARA and DeSIRA-LIFT are co-organizing a hybrid dialogue on “Improving Climate Resilience and Sustainability of Farming and Food Systems: Exploring the Contribution of Agroecology.” This event will be held in the margins of #AASW8 – the African Agribusiness and Science Week – in Durban, South Africa, on 6 June 2023, from 11:00 to 13:00.

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

Photo: Rwanda Green Fund

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.

Webinar “Setting up and managing multistakeholder innovation facilities in project mode: bias, pitfalls and opportunities”

The aim of the webinar is to critically review the different types of multistakeholder innovation facilities (MIF) that are put in place, or promoted, by DeSIRA projects: innovation platforms, innovation poles, living labs, innovation hubs, business clusters, forum, etc.

Webinar on Innovating in unpredictable situations: constraints and opportunities for DESIRA projects

This webinar seeks to identify and detail the unpredictable and insecure contexts or circumstances in which some DeSIRA projects operate. We will allow these projects to share their experience on how they have adjusted, to ensure continued support for innovation and how this provides interesting lessons about managing for impact.

Webinar on ‘Strengthening AIS: learning from past and present research interventions’ organized by DeSIRA-LIFT Service Area 1

On 13 October as part of the FAO Science and Innovation Forum, the DeSIRA-LIFT facility organized an online side event on ‘Strengthening AIS: learning from past and present research interventions.

The contribution of agroecology to climate change adaptation and mitigation

As part of the 2022 Biennial Africa Climate-Smart Agriculture Stakeholder Conference, DeSIRA-LIFT co-organised with FARA a side event entitled “The contribution of agroecology to climate change adaptation and mitigation.”

Compatibility assessment of agroecology and CSA practices

DeSIRA-LIFT co-organised two events as part of the 2022 Biennial Africa Climate-Smart Agriculture Stakeholder Conference. One of them was a thematic paper presentation entitled “Compatibility assessment of agroecology and Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices.”