FANRPAN YearReview 2016/7

Date on source document: 
June 2017
Home-Grown solutions for African Agriculture

FANRPAN’s extraordinary strength lies in its ability to link the policy supply to the demand side. It is an all-inclusive multi-stakeholder platform, which links government, policy analysts, farmers and the private sector.It further follows a regional approach that enables learning between countries. FANRPAN is literally a network of networks.


FANRPAN is making giant strides in its quest to hasten the transformation needed to establish a food secure Africa free from poverty and hunger. This dynamic networkdraws on the world’s foremost leadership prowess, intellectual resources, research and technological advances to address the continent’s vexing dilemmas. Its unswerving mission is to promote evidence-based food, agriculture and natural resources policies.


Policy research and advocacy is critical to helping policy makers formulate evidence-based policies.In the last decade, FANRPAN has developed a strong and inclusive network at the forefront of the agricultural debate in Sub-Saharan Africa. FANRPAN now seeks to increase the visibility of the available research evidence to boost progress towards solving the global agenda of food security and agriculture. Partnerships will always play a key role in helping FANRPAN bring its messages to global audiences. 


By actively facilitating linkages andpartnerships between governments and civil society, building the capacity for policy analysis and policy dialogue in Africa, as well as supporting demanddriven policy research and analysis, FANRPANis influencing and effecting verifiable change in Africa.


  • Improving Nutrition outcomes through optimized agricultural  interventions (ATONU) - Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
  • Strengthening policy advocacy and research capacity for enhanced food security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SPARC) - The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
  • Post-Harvest Management - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) – Helvatas Swiss Intercooperation
  • Increasing irrigation water productivity through on farm monitoring adaptive management and agricultural innovation platforms - Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) Partnerships for African-European partnerships for Agriculture Research and Development Partners (PAEPARD) (Africa wide) - European Union /Forum forAgricultural Research in Africa (FARA)
  • Platform for African-European Partnerships for Agricultural Research and Development Competitive Research Fund - European Union / NationalSmallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi (NASFAM)
  • Post-harvest management - FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) - PHM
  • Workshop (Training of stakeholders in South Africa in the human right to food) - FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) - Right to Food
  • Diversifying agriculture for balanced nutrition through fruits and vegetables in multi-storey cropping systems (Nutrihaf) - ZEF (Center for Development Research) Germany
  • Supporting the needs assessment for establishment of an African Centre for Best practices, capacity development and South South cooperation (SSC) (Africa wide) - The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
  • World Food Prize day - International Development Research Centre -
  • World Food Prize Day USA African Interact-Climate change initiatives
  • (Africa wide) - West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF)
  • Climate Smart Agriculture Country case studies in Malawi and Tanzania - FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization(Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture)
  • Climate change Adaptation and mitigation in the COMESA-EAC-SADC Region - Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)