Korea-Africa Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative
The Korea-Africa Food & Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (KAFACI) is an intergovernmental and multilateral cooperation body aiming to improve food production, achieve sustainable agriculture and enhance extension services in African countries through knowledge and information sharing on agricultural technologies.
In July 2010, KAFACI was officially inaugurated in Seoul, Korea with the participation of government representatives from 17 member countries: Angola, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe and the Republic of Korea. Thereafter Comoros, Rwanda and Zambia joined the Initiative in 2013, 2015 and 2016, respectively bringing the current membership of KAFACI to 20 countries.
Since its 1st General Assembly meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in March 2011, KAFACI has carried our various cooperation projects with African partners. Along with On-the-Job Training and workshops, KAFACI has operated Projects on priority agricultural issues in African.
Major Activities & Strategies
- Technology development for the production of food and agricultural products
- Develop technologies in crop, horticulture, and livestock sectors for productivity improvement
- Develop nutrition and dietary improvement programmes
- Technology development for sustainable agricultural environment, and resource conservation and utilization
- Develop technologies for sustainable and environment-friendly farming and water resource management
- Develop new food and energy resources to cope with climate change
- Capacity building and technology transfer for the development of agriculture and food industries
- Develop human resources by providing education and training programmes in the areas of agriculture and food.
- Facilitate building mutually beneficial relationships among the KAFACI member countries
- Organize seminars, workshops and conferences at the national and international levels to address common issues and concerns
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