Policy and Advocacy
Advocacy & Communication
AAAPD has identified four broad program areas of engagement and these are (i) Youth and Community, (ii) Gender, (iii) Institutional and Human Capacity Building in Business and Agricultural Research, Extension and Training (RET’s), and (iv) Advocacy and Communication. Below is AAAPD's approach to Advocacy:
Informing US/Canada & other International Agricultural Policy and Program Dialogue
Making programs and policy relevant to African agricultural development
Providing a platform for strengthening African voice and perspective in local and international discussions and deliberations
African intermediary leader’s participation in US/Canada and other international agricultural development platforms
Engaging African policy decision makers and advocating for greater investments in agricultural development; e.g. AU/CAADP/NEPAD, REC’s, NARS, RUFORUM, etc.
AAAPD as a resource base to US/Canada, public, private & civil sectors on Africa’s development needs and opportunities
Partnership with multinationals, NGO’s, Foundations, etc. on issues such as fair-trade to ensure that there is trickle down effects
Developing an Efficiency Index on development assistance/grants
Engagement with US/Canada farmers on philanthropic efforts with regards to Africa
Be engaged with farmer-to-farmers programs such as the Foods Resource Banks.