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FANRPAN Holds Informational Seminar at Bunda College of Agriculture
Lilongwe, Malawi
21 April 2010


On the 21st of April 2010, the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) in collaboration with the Bunda College of Agriculture Faculty of Development Studies organised an informational seminar at the College Campus in Lilongwe Malawi.

The purpose of the seminar was to present FANRPAN projects to the academic community at Bunda College in order to highlight possible areas for partnership in FANRPAN projects. The seminar brought together over 20 academics (students, graduates and lecturers) from different departments within the college. The seminar discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to agriculture development in Africa and FANRPAN’s mission of ensuring a food secure Africa by promoting effective Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) policies.

The seminar presentation was organised around five substantive elements of FANRPAN’s work namely, (i) FANRPAN as a regional network, its constitution and its mission, (ii) FANRPAN’s research work, (iii) how FANRPAN influences policies in the region, (iv) FANRPAN’s policy advocacy engagements and (v) FANRPAN projects being implemented specifically in Malawi. The seminar was conducted by Dr. David Kamchacha, FANRPAN Director of Input and Output Markets and Ms. Sithembile Ndema, FANRPAN Women Accessing Realigned Markets (WARM) Project Manager. The presentations were followed by substantive discussion sessions.

The FANRPAN team also highlighted the need for academia to be more involved in agriculture development agenda. Often policy makers lack the right information and more analytical statistics needed to inform policy development. FANRPAN envisages a partnership with the academic community at Bunda College that is going ensure that relevant agriculture information is communicated to policy-makers and to inspire the development of appropriate methodologies for collecting and sharing such information.

FANRPAN Holds Informational Seminar at Bunda College of Agriculture

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