Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Africa (CIRDAFRICA)

Centre de développement rural intégré pour l'Afrique (CDRIA)

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Apr 1980, under the auspices of B-XB0971 - FAO. Registered under 'UNTS 1/8818'.


Assist national action and stimulate and promote regional cooperation relating to integrated rural development in Africa through a network of designated national institutions in Member States, with the aim, in particular, of integrating all the rural people in the development process, of improving the production, income and living conditions of small-scale farmers and other need rural groups and of encouraging their participation in social and economic life; act as servicing institution for its Member States with respect to integrated rural development, by providing them with technical support, by fostering the exchange of ideas and experience and by encouraging such joint or collaborative activities as may benefit those states individually or collectively; serve as a clearing house and data bank for information on integrated rural development in Africa.


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'Governing bodies': (i) Governing Council (meets every 2 years), consisting of Ministers of Agriculture and Rural Development in member countries. (ii) Executive Committee (meets at least once a year), composed of 6 members. (iii) Technical Committee (holds a regular session once a year), comprising 6 elected member countries, representative of FAO, representative of an agency, organization or a non-member state and the Director of CIRDAFRICA. 'Organizational structure': (i) Directorate: (a) Director, (b) Deputy Director; (ii) Research Division; (iii) Training Division; (iv) Documentation and Information Division; (v) Administration Division; (vi) Finance Division.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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