África – Brasil: Advances in Agriculture

By Dialogo
July 01, 2011

The Africa-Brazil Agricultural Innovation Marketplace links Brazilian and
African experts and institutions to boost agricultural innovation and development on
the African continent. Based on Brazil’s agricultural growth and development, and
the crucial role of agriculture to Africa’s developing economy, the Innovation
Marketplace offers a forum for research and discussion. Policy dialogue is the
foundation for this collaborative framework that ultimately provides support and
implementation of Africa-Brazil agricultural projects.
The initiative aims to promote investments in agricultural research and
development by creating partnerships among African and Brazilian organizations. It
also promotes information sharing between Africa and Brazil while strengthening
agricultural development in Africa.
Proposals that have been selected for funding include two projects in
Ethiopia to improve dairy productivity and food security, and projects to enhance
legume production in Ghana and developing a sustainable approach to manage cotton
farms in Kenya and Northeast Brazil.