The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development

Agrinatura Communication and Lobbying

AGRINATURA participates in the major international events (European, regional and global) related to agricultural research for development, in order to:

  • closely interact with its international partners and other stakeholders on their needs and expectations with regard to the European scientific community.
  • drive the agenda of AGRINATURA.

AGRINATURA interacts and participates in world fora, platforms, committees and international organizations such as: FARA, FAO CFS, GFAR, EIARD, EFARD, RUFORUM, IFAD,CGIAR, TAP, WFO, FARMD, relevant Directorates of the European Commission and lobbies within various European organizations and universities such as ICA, GCHERA, IROICA for a far recognition of ARD as a major issue for capacity strengthening in agriculture and related sciences. In 2013 AGRINATURA has been officially recognised as an observer of Committee on World Food Security (CFS). AGRINATURA met with New World Farmers organization (WFO) to discuss potential collaboration and was invited to present FARMAF (Farm Risk Management for Africa) project. Regular contacts have been maintained with the regional fora dedicated to ARD in Africa – in particular FARA and with major international organisations such as GFAR, CGIAR, FAO and donor agencies including IFAD and the World Bank. Closer partnership is being developed with FAO, and Memorandum of Understanding, building a framework of the FAO – AGRINATURA partnership was signed. AGRINATURA participated on international events and conferences such as Africa Agriculture Science Week in Accra organized by FARA, ERA-ARDII international conference, GCHEERA annual meeting, RUFORUM biennial conference in 2014. Every year, AGRINATURA supports international multidisciplinary conference TROPENTAG – The annual Conference on Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural and Natural Resources Management.