AGRINATURA’s members have been involved in a large number of projects over the last years, collaborating with research partners and stakeholders in the South, with organizations of producers, or developing global partnerships jointly with European and non-European institutions in ARD.
AGRINATURA has organized the assessment of global programmes, including a large number of expert missions held in parallel such as the monitoring of CGIAR EU funded projects.
AGRINATURA member universities have developed and implemented number of integrated study programmes aiming on education and research in sustainable agricultural development, food security and management of natural resources, aiming towards tropics and developing countries.
Strengthening the national capacity building systems in agriculture in the developing countries is a key milestone to address the challenges of food security, sustainable use of natural resources and poverty reduction in the rural areas of the world. AGRINATURA’S actions in the field of education are two-fold:
Develop an integrated offer of capacity building in Europe in agriculture for development and integrated management of natural resources;
Support and strengthen the capacities to build capacities in the South, through various partnerships and projects.
In addition to responding to calls from different donors, preparing project proposals, and implementing R&D, AGRINATURA has identified seven thematic priority areas in which they wish to play a proactive role in Europe’s contribution to the international agenda on research and education for development: Access to markets: “From fork to farm”, Biosafety in developing countries, Desertification, Emerging diseases, Forestry, Horticulture, Risk management for family agriculture.