In partnership with National Agricultural Research Institutes (NARIs), ASARECA supports the development, testing and dissemination of gender responsive climate smart technologies and practices in its member countries. This is done through several ways including (i) directly funding research projects, (ii) coordination of research projects (iii) facilitating transfer of germplasm.
In partnership with stakeholders with the Agricultural Research and Development, ASARECA promotes the scaling of proven demand-driven and gender responsive technologies and practices to build resilience of farmers to climate shocks especially drought, heat stress, pests, and diseases. We use agricultural Innovation Platforms (IPs) that comprise of all key stakeholders within a given commodity value chain to find solutions to priority community needs.
Through various platforms such as stakeholder consultation meetings, policy dialogues, agricultural shows, and mainstream media, ASARECA advocates for the use of sustainable green technologies such as organic farming, integrated pest management and best management practices for land, water, and soil.
We engage our stakeholders to set regional agricultural research priorities through dialogues and training. At institutional level, we support partners with equipment to facilitate research activities while at individual level we offer training to improve efficiency in use of the technologies or practices for the different stakeholder categories.