WHAT WE STAND FOR
The Organization operates through a well articulated vision, mission, strategy and programmes developed through a participatory and consultative process all aimed at achievement of the millennium development goals and the goals of NEPAD.
Smallholder farmers enjoying increased incomes and are sure of food and nutrition security
To undertake agricultural research and innovations that transform the lives and incomes of smallholder farmers while ensuring food and nutrition security and environmental sustainability.
Strategy and Funding
The institute has networking and partnership as it cardinal principle. In the short run, AfrII will target potential clients such as:
- donors wanting to fund development projects in Africa
- international organizations looking for a good partner institution with whom to implement projects funded by donors (for example Sasakawa 2000 needing a partner for a USAID-funded project), and
- international organizations looking for local consulting services to, for example, study the local fertilizer markets or analyze cotton pricing policy. AfrII has embarked on efforts to cultivate a rapport and to build a constituency of development agencies and donors willing to fund core programmes of the institute. It has also embarked on efforts to cultivate special relationships that will motivate private commercial companies and industries to fund AfrII to undertake research projects that addresses their industry concerns. The institute is now gearing to expand to the neighboring countries such as Southern Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, among others.