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Innovation Africa – facilitating local food security plans
Innovation Africa is a pilot that aims to improve the capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs) to influence food security policies. It is funded by the EC’s Food Security Thematic Programme (FSTP), which provides most of its funds to international agricultural research institutes, but also recognises the key role that CSOs can play in promoting food security. Innovation Africa works in one district in each of the five pilot countries’ cross-border regions where the levels of food insecurity are relatively high and significant government power has been devolved.
The key capacity-building elements are:
The multistakeholder consultations, farmer-led documentation and research evidence will be used to develop a local food security plan, while the analysis of the political landscape will be translated into a policy engagement plan.
|Countries / Countries||Burkina Faso, Malawi, Niger, Tanzania and Zambia|
|Duration of project||2010–2013|
|Client / partner||PELUM Regional Secretariat, World Neighbors (Burkina Faso), CRESA (Niger) PELUM network Tanzania, PELUM network Malawi, PELUM network Zambia, Economic Social Research Forum (Tanzania), Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA), Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN)|
|Contact person (within ETC)||Bert Lof (email@example.com)|