EFARD is an umbrella network of European research and non- research stakeholders from public and private European organisations and the European Commission.
EFARD aims to strengthen the contribution of European Agricultural Research for Development (ARD) to poverty alleviation, food security, nutrition and sustainable development in developing countries by providing a platform for strategic dialogue among European stakeholder groups and building research and innovation partnerships between European and Southern ARD communities.
Management Team 2020
Vision & Mission
EFARD's vision is equitable and sustainable agricultural development, enhanced food and nutrition security, improved rural livelihoods and poverty alleviation through the mobilisation of European expertise and financial resources for ARD.
EFARD’s mission is to provide a European multi-stakeholder platform of ARD stakeholders to promote more effective demand-driven and impact-focused ARD by building partnerships within Europe and between Europe and other continents.
EFARD aims to meet the following three strategic objectives, referring to European, global and inter-regional perspectives.
To encourage dialogue between European ARD stakeholder groups promoting awareness, innovative approaches, and partnerships in order to build a more efficient and impact focused ARD.
To strengthen Europe's contribution to the global ARD systems and the GCARD process.
To promote inter-regional partnerships and collaborative ARD activities for addressing the development priorities and achieving greater impact, particularly in developing countries.
Build legitimacy of EFARD as representative of all ARD stakeholders in Europe.
Promote more effective linkages and synergies between European stakeholders working with Agricultural Research and Agricultural Research for Development.
Advocate for recognition of development needs and priorities in European-level and national agricultural research programmes.
Broaden and strengthen the geographical base of EFARD through increased participation of European countries.
Successful implementation of cooperation projects with southern partners, including drawing out lessons for further inter-regional partnership
Development and strengthening of partnerships between Europe and Asia/Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Caucasus.
Strengthen Europe's contribution to the global ARD system
Support the implementation of the GCARD Road Map