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

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

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Established 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 - Organization of African Unity (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.


Contribute to advancement of agricultural research, technology transfer and marketing as well as the management of natural resources by facilitating and coordinating the use of the scientific talents of National Agricultural Research Centers (NARCs), International Agricultural Research Centers (IARCs) and Scientific Research Organizations (SROs) to enhance food security, promote sustainable agriculture, develop irrigation agriculture, both in rural and peri-urban areas of the semi-arid zones of Africa.


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Specialized technical office of the African Union under the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment (ARBE). Commissioner; Director; Coordinator.


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