- Thursday, 26 May 2011
EBAFOSA is the first every inclusive pan-African framework and platform, an institution with protocols – a constitution and rules of procedure adopted in an inclusive continental process - guiding its actions, that provides a platform for all stakeholders in a country - from governments and their agencies, the public sector, private sector, educational and research institutions, individual publics/citizens, CBOs, international intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, CSOs etc. to collaborate in a participatory way in developing and implementing policy solutions to upscale EBA-driven agriculture and its value chains toward ensuring sustainable inclusive growth n Africa. EBAFOSA seeks to combat food insecurity, climate change, ecosystems degradation and poverty in Africa using an innovative approach that decentralizes the development and application of the policy solutions in the least bureaucratic channel to ensure immediate results are recorded at the grassroots in an inclusive, participatory way towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). EBAFOSA does not re-invent the wheel, but rather provides an optimized channel to implement existing and envisaged grandeur development plans for the continent. Consequently, its principal mandate is to support the implementation of the various continental and global blue-prints on food security and sustainable industrialization and development. Principally this includes the SDGs he AU's Agenda 2063, the AMCEN Cairo Declaration on Natural Capital, Maputo and Malabo Declarations and related CAADP which recognizes EBA-driven agriculture as a priority mechanism for delivering the CAADP vision 2025 which includes objectives such as ending hunger in the continent by 2025, reducing post-harvest losses by 50%, and leveraging agriculture and Africa’s natural capital to achieve sustainable industrialization and inclusive economic growth.