Press Release

2017

The FANRPAN Board of Governors announces the departure of the Chief Executive Officer and Head of Mission, Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda with effect from 30 June, 2017.Dr. Sibanda will be joining the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) from 1 July 2017, as...

2015

 In Ethiopia and Madagascar a majority of the population do not have access to sufficient food and is affected by micronutrient deficiencies. The interactions between poverty, nutrition, biodiversity and extreme habitat loss are highly complex and require actions that...

2011

SANSOR appoints new General Manager The South African National Seed Organisation (SANSOR), is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Lukeshni Chetty as its new General Manager. Chetty brings to the position a wealth of experience in the agricultural industry as a...
 View all publications & resourcesLeading Agricultural Experts Release Report to DFID Officials on African AgricultureMontpellier Panel Outlines Actions Needed to Build "Growth with Resilience"28 March 2012Share with a friend Full Version (147Kb < 1min)News...
When: 22nd - 24th June 2011 Where: Devonshire Hall, University of Leeds, UK About: The goal of this conference was to demonstrate and share lessons on how to translate research results into impact on food security and human health in sub-...
About the Dialogue: The FANRPAN Annual Multi-stakeholder Policy Dialogue is a flagship event that is held annually. The 2010 dialogue was held in Windhoek, Namibia on 30 August - 3 September 2010 where over 200 delegates comprising representatives from Government Ministries...
About the Dialogue: The FANRPAN Annual Multi-stakeholder Policy Dialogue is a flagship event that is held annually during the second week of September. The 2011 dialogue will be held in Swaziland on 19 - 23 September 2011 where over 200 delegates comprising of...
 The G20 Seoul Consensus for Shared Growth reiterates the role of business as an enabler of development in low-income countries. How can effective partnerships with the business community be created and scaled to unlock Africa's development potential? The following...
New voices, different perspectives: Proceedings of the AfricaAdapt Climate Change Symposium 2011 View conference proceedingsHow can Africa adapt to climate change? Animated excerpts from Dr Lindiwe Sibanda's keynote address on taking community-led responses to climate...
To view the slideshow click on the image below and you will be directed to the external site.View The World Bank Group Reviving Agriculture slideshow 
An aerial view of a cattle farm is seen in an Amazonian deforested jungle close to Maraba, in Brazil's central state of Para, in this May 3, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker Developing countries aiming to curb greenhouse gas emissions need to create strategies that...
 The April 2011 Consumer Price Index (CPI) released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) showed that food and non-alcoholic beverages inflation increased by 4.8 % between April 2010 and April 2011. Headline CPI increased by 4.2 % between April 2010 and April 2011. The food...
Green growth, as Utopian as it might seem, is in fact achievable. World leaders should recognise the important role which agriculture plays in driving progress in this area. Green growth is concerned with stimulating economic development while creating employment and managing...
FANRPAN invites you on a journey to explore issues focusing on food security policies in Africa. The FANRPAN 2011 Partners' Meeting, scheduled for 13th June at 9h00, will take place at the ARC Convention Centre in Hatfield, Pretoria (click here for a map). This is an annual...
  View all publications & resourcesFANRPAN CEO participates in World Economic Forum, 4-6 May 2011 in Cape Town10 May 2011Share with a friendDownload:  President Kikwete: Innovative partnerships are essential for development success (105Kb < 1min)http...
 Background of Project: What was the need for the project? A major constraint to agricultural productivity and food security in SADC is an inadequate supply of high quality seed due to climatic, economic and human factors. In years of seed shortage member states...
Background of Project: What was the need for the project? A major constraint to agricultural productivity and food security in SADC is an inadequate supply of high quality seed due to climatic, economic and human factors. In years of seed shortage member states need to...
Background of Project: What was the need for the project? A major constraint to agricultural productivity and food security in SADC is an inadequate supply of high quality seed due to climatic, economic and human factors. In years of seed shortage member states need to...
21 April 2011 - Southern Africa Launch of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet When: 21 April 2011; 09h00 - 10h30 Where: Agricultural Research Council Institute for Agricultural Engineering, Weavind Park, Pretoria Contact: ...
Introduction: Southern Africa is a water-stressed region. This is exacerbated by climate change, high levels of soil degradation, soil erosion and a decline in soil fertility. In a region characterized by poverty, the need to boost and sustain productivity is critical. A...
Time: Friday April 15, 2011 - actual event time - the live webcast is from 10am to 12 noon. Introduction - FANRPAN Perspective: The CEO of FANRPAN will form part of a panel of a live broadcast at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC. She will stage the...
What was the need for the project? A major constraint to agricultural productivity and food security in SADC is an inadequate supply of high quality seed due to climatic, economic and human factors. In years of seed shortage member states need to import seeds from...
Theme: The Science and Practice of Conservation Agriculture in Southern Africa The symposium is the first of its kind to be held in southern Africa and will bring together over 120 regional practitioners to share information and experiences in Conservation Agriculture...

2010

His Excellency, Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba, President of Namibia, has been awarded the 2010 FANRPAN Food Security Policy Leadership Award. The award was announced in Windhoek, Namibia at the FANRPAN Annual Regional Policy Dialogue on Thursday night. President Pohamba and his...
he Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been announced as the 14th member of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN). This was confirmed by the Board membership of FANRPAN at its Annual Regional Policy Dialogue held in Windhoek,...

2009

The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) announced today a three-year pilot project to help rural women farmers influence agricultural policy development in Southern Africa. Funding for the programme is provided by a $900,000 grant from the...

2008

An extra-ordinary Summit of the COMESA Heads of State and Government that took place at Sharm El Sheikh in the Arab Republic of Egypt, on 30 June 2008, has appointed Mr Sindiso Ngwenya of the Republic of Zimbabwe, as the COMESA Secretary General, and Mr Stephen Karangizi of the...
Policy makers and scientists from eastern and southern Africa are meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa to discuss strategies for adapting to climate change which has implications for food security. The Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN...
The Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) Board Chairman and COMESA Secretary General ad Interim, Mr. Sindiso Ngwenya, has urged Southern African countries to formulate and implement effective policies to ensure regional food security. "...
 Southern Africa’s natural resources — its soils, water, fisheries, wildlife and forests—are a critical asset for sustainable development. However access to these resources is extremely unequal by world standards, and they are degrading rapidly. These problems underlie...
A New Partnership to Improve Food Security in Southern Africa The Partnership - World Vision International and the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) have launched a joint project to enhance the quality of the design,...
The Partnership - World Vision International and the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) have launched a joint project that seeks to enhance the quality of the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of relief and development...

2006

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESAi) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Food Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) to among other factors exchange information on food, agriculture and natural resources...

2005

There are two maize marketing channels in the Southern Africa region, one for formal grain marketing and processing, and one for informal marketing, which is generally small-scale. The formal sector is often well capitalized, holds most of the storage facilities other than those...
There are increasing maize deficits in the SADC region. These deficits are increasingly being filled by maize imports from South Africa or outside the region. Smallholders in SADC need support to efficiently grow surpluses and find market outlets, but they are increasingly...
A group of 108 experts in the food, agriculture and natural resources sector (FANR) gathered at the FANRPAN Johannesburg 2005 Multi-stakeholder Dialogue to deliberate on the impact of HIV and AIDS pandemic on the agricultural sector - especially the food sub-sector - in the SADC...
A group of 108 experts agreed that the HIV & AIDS pandemic is disproportionately affecting agriculture relative to other sectors. This is mainly because the structure of the agricultural sector, especially the smallholder sector, is less able to absorb the impacts of the...
A group of 108 experts in the food, agriculture and natural resources sector (FANR) deliberated on the nature, extent, scope and magnitude of the impact of HIV and AIDS pandemic on the agricultural sector - especially the food sub-sector - in the SADC region. The group...
A Household Assets Vulnerability Assessment (HAVA), previously Household Vulnerability Index (HVI), has been developed as a tool to quantify household vulnerability. This index is able to categorize affected households into "coping", "acute" and "emergency" levels and thus...