African Capacity Building Foundation

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ACBF brings together African governments and the international donor community to build sustainable human and institutional capacity and promote poverty reduction in Africa.  ACBF operations focus primarily on improving the macro-economic environment of African countries.  Agriculture is a component of this work.  For example, in June 2012 ACBF gave a grant of 3 million dollars to the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) towards the implementation of the Collaborative Masters’ Program in Agricultural and Applied Economics (CMAAE) Phase II Project.  Also in 2012, ACBF signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences to work on enhancing human and institutional capacity for technological transformation in Africa.  Because so much of ACBF’s work is in the policy arena, visitors to the website might be interested in the African Capacity indicators report 2012 on agriculture, which it published in conjunction with the World Bank Institute.  This report and other publications will be found in the ACBF virtual library.

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Africa Wide