The South-South partnership is fast becoming vital to the development of the Africa continent in the coming years; this is in the light of the emerging development of these regions and growing trade between Africa and the countries in the South. Africa seems to stand at the center of the manifold increase in the BRICS trade in the last ten years as the BRICS countries now trade more with Africa than with each other.Brazil is gradually becoming a vital strategic partner in the Africa developmental issues, such as agriculture, infrastructure and technical cooperation. The well-known old similarities between Brazil and Africa in terms of culture, development circumstances, agricultural situation etc., make the country a more potent source of lesson and partnership for the Africa continent. The development of agriculture in Brazil has been attributed to the countries concerted efforts towards investments in sector towards research for generation of relevant ...... [more]
published: 2013-12-09 | tagged: homepage
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The Communique of the Dublin Process which is an initiative of CAADP, the CGIAR, and CAADP’s Development Partners to deepen alignment and collaboration between Africa’s agricultural research, extension, and education programs and the programs of the CGIAR in Africa to facilitate agricultural transformation across the Continent.
Barely one month of change of guards at the helm of affairs at the Forum and the Secretariat, I am glad to report that under the guidance of the new Chair – Dr Charity Kruger, the Secretariat Staff have been inspired to continue the gargantuan task of executing its crucial mandate of coordinating, catalyzing and communicating agricultural research for Development issues on the continent.For what presents itself by no means as an easy task, the general ensemble of the Secretariat have demonstrated a high sense of industry towards achieving our common goal. The support from the partners has been overwhelming especially at this very early stage of our transition. There is a compelling drive for us to deliver on our mandate together with our scientific partners, Sub-Regional Organizations and the National Agricultural Research Systems. It is also clear in our minds that the success of this new dispensation is squarely ...... [more]
published: 2013-08-22 | tagged: ed_corner