On 6 November, the Pan-African Network for economic Analysis of Policies (PANAP) starts its activities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The network aims to discuss ways to support agriculture and food policies in Africa through scientific research and cooperation. The first PANAP meetings will take place on the two following days.
The overall goal is to strengthen cooperation between researchers and scientists as well as policymakers in the agri-food sector in Africa and to develop research on agricultural economics and policy issues to enhance food and nutrition security.
In the framework of the Africa-EU Partnership, the network was established by the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission (DREA-AUC) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission with support of the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), as well as the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI).
Participants at the event will include research institutions and policymakers from various African countries and selected multilateral organisations in the area of agricultural development.