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The Platform for African European Partnership on Agricultural Research for Development

The Platform for an Africa-Europe Partnership for Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD) was launched in 2009 by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa with funding from the European Commission.


WRENmedia began working with PAEPARD’s publications team in March 2016 and has since:




In October 2017, WRENmedia was asked to attend a four-day PAEPARD Capitalization Workshop in Cotonou, Benin, to pull together the key lessons learned and recommendations discussed by participants from their experiences of the 24 multi-stakeholder consortia.


We were tasked with the synthesis of workshop outcomes into a seven-page policy brief, Capitalizing on PAEPARD experience of multi-stakeholder partnerships in agricultural research for development, which was to be presented at the African Union-European Union High Level Policy Dialogue two weeks later. The policy brief was designed to showcase both the opportunities and challenges that multi-stakeholder partnerships between European and African organisations present for agricultural research for development, as well as offer recommendations for a potential next phase of PAEPARD.

Capitalising on experience

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