POLICY ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
We recognize that innovation and technology can play a major role if African countries are to realise their potential in agriculture. Smallholder farmers in SSA have generally shown willingness to adopt innovative technologies particularly those that enable them to overcome their existing constraints. However, there are new technologies with the potential to drive transformation in the sector that have not reached farmers due to obstacles in policy, legal and regulatory environments that promote innovation. Countries that are able to create conducive climates for innovation and business growth will be able to attract investment and drive the development of their agriculture sectors and their wider economies.
Through our policy environment and public participation programme, we help in creating enabling environments by giving policymakers the information they need to make informed decisions about the regulation of agricultural technology. This also helps in the formulation of responsive regulations and support structures that promote agricultural innovation. Our contribution will help in realisation of a more receptive, science based, legal, regulatory and commercial environment that will deliver safe technologies to market while protecting human and environmental health.
AATF PROGRAMME AREAS
Policy Environment and Public Participation
Market Systems for Commercialisation
Nutrition, Food Quality and Post-harvest Management
Mechanisation and Digital Agriculture
Given our belief in the ability of the smallholder to positively contribute to Africa's agricultural transformation through the use of technology, we are building the ability of farmers to do agriculture as a business through the use of mechanisation and digital agriculture.
Policy and Regulatory Advocacy
We promote dialogue on science, technology and innovation, including education and awareness-building so that all stakeholders, from policymakers to farmers, can make informed decisions about new technologies.
Public Engagements on Policy & Regulations
We build support for availability and adoption of agricultural innovation at all levels of political leadership and farming communities by aligning with institutions as well as governments and non-state actors to champion the creation of functional policy and regulatory environments.
Capacity Building in Policy and Regulatory Development
We strengthen the capacity of institutions and individuals to equip them with the knowledge they need to effectively carry out their work along the area of policy, legal and regulatory environment
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