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The presentation was made at the 1st African Continental Policy Briefing. Envisioning the future of African agriculture and the renewed role of farmer’s organizations. 3-5 December 2013, Yaoundé, Cameroun.
This conference was organized by The Panafrican Farmer’s Organisations (PAFO), the ACP-EU Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the African Union Commission (AUC).
It presents the main project funded by the European Commission on Linking Farmers to research. More in particular on the User's led process initiated by PAEPARD. The Regional Farmer Organisations have identified priority research topics:
EAFF: Research & Development Questions relating to a Livestock Strategy for Eastern Africa.
PROPAC: Research & Development Questions relating to the vegetable sector in Central Africa
ROPPA: Climate change adaptation technologies on rice production
FANRPAN/SACAU: Research & Development Questions relating to the groundnut value chain in Zambia and Malawi
COLEACP: Research & Development Questions Adding value to Mango non-food uses in West Africa (Burkina-Faso, Ivory-cost, Senegal)
Multi stakeholder consortia are being created around those research topics to enable those consortia to submit research proposals under future Calls (funding opportunities)
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