Partnership between Wikifarmer and FARA Africa
Wikifarmer is always interested in building partnerships with organizations, universities, institutions, and projects worldwide. Our main goal is to democratize agriculture; we believe networking can help us achieve this. Wikifarmer and FARA Africa are working together to promote agriculture and farmers.
FARA is the continental apex body for agricultural research and innovation (R&I). It is the body mandated by the African Union Commission (AUC) to facilitate pan-African actions aimed at effectively deploying R&I to increase the continent’s agricultural productivity and competitiveness to feed its fast-growing population. FARA is an international organization with full diplomatic status in Ghana where it is headquartered. FARA was first conceived in the late 1990s by a core group of committed champions, including both African scientists and enlightened donor aid officials. FARA has since evolved to work in synergy with Sub-Regional Organizations (SROs), which are the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD), Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) and North African Sub-Regional Organization (NASRO). FARA also works with the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS). FARA serves as the entry point for agricultural research initiatives designed to have a continental reach or a sub-continental reach spanning more than one sub-region. From the moment it was found, FARA has provided a continental forum for stakeholders in Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) to shape the vision and agenda for this sub-sector, and to mobilize themselves to respond to key continent-wide development frameworks, notably the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). FARA also plays a key role in galvanizing the agricultural research for the development sector and brings a strong African voice to global forums such as the G-8 and the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR).