Semi-Arid Food Grain Research and Development (AU SAFGRAD)

Recherche et développement des cultures vivrières dans les zones semi-arides

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1977, originally within the framework of E-XE3028 - African Union Scientific Technical Research Commission (AU STRC), by African Heads of State, following Resolution adopted, 1976, Mauritius, by the Council of Ministers of the H-XD3027 - OAU, the current D-XD8572 - African Union (AU). Initial phase: 1977-1986; Phase 2: 1986-1994; Phase 3: 1994-2003. Current mandate defined in AU Assembly, 2003, and elaborated 2011.


Accelerate sustainable agricultural development and rural livelihoods in semi-arid Africa by building resilience of rural communities through working in partnership with African and global research and development organization.


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A component unit of OUA/STRC. Meeting of Directors of National Agricultural Research. Management Board, comprising 7 experts; a representative of the Executive Secretariat of the STRC and the International Coordinator are ex-officio members. Project Committee. Coordination office, based in Ouagadougou, is headed by International Coordinator supported by Director of Research and financial and administrative staff.


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GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 15: Life on Land



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