Research to Feed Africa

Date Published: 
16 Oct 2014
Date Published on Source: 
1 Sep 2014

1 September 2014. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Research to Feed Africa dialogue brought together senior ministers and policymakers; researchers; farming, private sector, and agribusiness leaders; and representatives from financial institutions, international governmental and non-governmental organizations, and civil society.

Dialogue delegates discussed the solutions that research has to offer to feed Africa’s hungry people, in particular:

  •     new trends to make agricultural research work for the poor 
  •     new pathways to deliver cutting edge science for impact 
  •     win-win entry points to achieve both research and development impact 
  •     practical experiences to take innovations to the millions who need them

CIFSRF is a program of Canada’s International Development Research Centre undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada. CIFSRF supports applied, collaborative, results-oriented research projects that can significantly improve agriculture and nutrition in developing countries.

CIFSRF is organizing the dialogue in collaboration with Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), an Africa-wide agricultural policy think-tank that has long experience in convening multi-stakeholder food and nutrition security policy dialogues across the continent.