|Overall project value (EUR)
|€ 150 386
|Origin of funding
|Proportion carried out by legal entity
|Number of staff provided
Detailed description of project Back
Agriculture is the main driver of biodiversity loss and deforestation, responsible for up to 25% of global greenhouse-gas emissions and 70% of freshwater use. Along with biodiversity loss in general, genetic diversity in agriculture (agrobiodiversity) is being lost at a high rate, undermining the potential for more diversified and resilient food systems. By improving practices, agriculture can substantially contribute to sustainable resource management as well as to balancing the global carbon cycle by limiting greenhouse gas emissions and by sequestering carbon. Cost-effective solutions exist, including agro-ecological and silvo-ecological approaches.
The European Union (EU) funded project ‘Support towards the operationalization of the SADC Regional Agricultural Policy (RAP) seeks to strengthen the capacities of Member States (MS) to guard against entry and establishment of new plant pests and animal diseases and effectively as well as sustainably manage the pests and diseases that are already present in the region.
The objective of this assignment is to support the identification and formulation of a regional initiative in the Southern Africa Development Community for a follow-up programme to support the operationalisation of the SADC Regional Agricultural Policy. The SADC RAP II programme is foreseen to be part of the Annual Action Plan 2023 of the Green Transition priority of the SSA MIP, under the Agri-food systems component.
Indicatively, RAP II would cover the follow key result areas;
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