NEW NETWORK FOR ENHANCED AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND FOOD SECURITY
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Date and time: 
Fri, 2019-01-11 10:17
Location / Venue: 

AgriFoSe2030

A new network run by AgriFoSe2030 and International livestock research institute, ILRI, aims to develop a pool of policy analysts to sustainably support the development, implementation and evaluation of polices for enhanced agricultural transformation and food security in Kenya.

In Kenya and most of Africa, efforts to fight poverty, end hunger and spur economic growth inevitably revolve around the agriculture sector. There is need to support the development of institutional and human resource capacity to support Kenya’s agriculture sector with high-quality policy analyses and knowledge products in a sustainable manner to improve policy making, monitoring and evaluation and learning.  

Developing capacity for enhanced food security

AgriFoSe2030 and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are implementing an initiative to contribute to efforts to address the human resource capacity challenge. The aim of the initiative is to develop the capacity of recent PhD graduates to undertake policy relevant research and analysis and disseminate their work to the policy-making community in support of agriculture and food security in the country.

This entails implementing a blended learning approach tailored to the context of the young scientists, emphasising ‘just in time’ and ‘on the job’ learning involving mentoring, coaching, advising, and networking.

The Initiative has several participating scientist within University of Nairobi. In LARMAT Dr. Stephen Murethi leads the team.

Implementing the initiative

Implementation of the initiative will involve several project components: technical workshops to enhance technical and communication skills; mentoring and coaching; online and mobile instructional materials; participation in policy dialogue and dissemination forums; and evaluation of the project in achieving learning outcomes.

The initiative will support policy makers through:

  • Preparation and dissemination of high quality policy briefs and other knowledge products
  • Facilitating dialogue in the agriculture sector
  • Conducting studies that address pertinent policy issues in the sector
  • Supporting planning and monitoring and evaluation in the sector
    Reasd more; https://www.slu.se/en/ew-news/2018/9/kenyan-network/
Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2020-01-31 10:17
Contact Person: 

Dr. S Mureithi