Lessons and Impact of Partnerships: Experiences from FARA’s Initiatives in Africa
FARA 2013, 147 pages.
Adewale Adekunle, Ajuruchukwu Obi, Tunde Ajayi, Josaphat Mugabo and Oluwole Fatunbi
The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) in the last ten years has been supporting
the organization of partnerships between all concerned stakeholders in agriculture in order
to foster a transformation process towards more productive, more remunerative and more
This publication presents an assessment of outputs from FARA in cooperation with many
partners to support the transformation process in agriculture in Africa. It reviews the outputs
and outcome from ongoing and recently concluded projects, programs and corresponding
partnerships. The material is packaged to inform FARA stakeholders’ viz., farmers, entrepreneurs,
financing institutions, agro-based industries, academic and research institutions, policy makers
in agriculture and extension agents of case studies, lessons learnt and models for effective
partnerships and strategic alliances. This material will contribute to strengthening on-going
initiatives and will provide a guide to structure new ones to yield good transformation outcomes
for African agriculture.