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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)

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

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.

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.”

 Stakeholders Converge in Accra to Discuss Innovative Solutions to Climate Smart Agriculture 

Stakeholders in the area of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) are converging in Accra, Ghana during 14-16 September 2022 to discuss innovative and sustainable solutions to challenges of climate change in African agriculture.

2nd Biennial Conference on Africa Climate-Smart Agriculture: DeSIRA-LIFT co-organises two events

One of DeSIRA-LIFT’s key mandates is to support research infrastructure conducive to innovation, particularly in African countries. More specifically, DeSIRA-LIFT’s Service Area 2 works to support FARA, AFAAS, ASARECA, CCARDESA and CORAF (collectively known as CAADP-XP4 organizations) playing a key role in Africa’s agricultural knowledge and innovation systems.

Call for papers

DeSIRA-LIFT is very pleased to join forces with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and many partners in organising the 2022 edition of the Biennial Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Stakeholders Conference (pdf) supported by the European Commission (DG INTPA).