The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is a sub-regional not-for-profi t intergovernmental organization comprising 14 member countries, namely Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The organization brings together researchers from the national agricultural research, extension and education institutions, the private sector, and other strategic partners including Development partners to generate, share and promote Technologies, Innovations and Management Practices (TIMPs) and knowledge to solve common challenges facing agriculture in the sub-region. ASARECA is strategically positioned to perform higher level facilitative, supportive, coordination and advocacy roles to enhance sustainable agricultural transformation and economic growth in the Eastern and Central Africa (ECA) sub-region.
ASARECA alongside other ex-Pillar 4 Africa institutions comprising African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), CORAF, and Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) are currently implementing the EU-funded and IFAD-managed Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme ex pillar IV (CAADP-XP4) project under the initiative, “Development Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture” (DeSIRA). The project seeks, among other things, to strengthen the capacities of the organizations to support member countries to deliver on CAADP results through more systemic and effective partnerships and linkages and use of science, knowledge and innovation for a climate-relevant transformation of agriculture and food systems. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON THIS JOB OPENING