Personal / corporate author: Global Forum n Agricultural Research
Publisher: Global Forum n Agricultural Research
Publication date: 31/05/2012

This is the report of the Expert Meeting that was convened in May 2012 to review the proposal for establishing the African Chapter of the GFAR Global Agricultural Foresight Academy hereinafter referred to as the ‘African Chapter’.
This meeting was held to explore the idea, examine how such an African Chapter might function and determine what needs to be done to bring it about. The meeting agreed that there should be an African Chapter and that it should be set up as a virtual institute hosted by FARA, which would provide administrative support. The meeting also agreed that more knowledge from experience is required to properly develop the African Chapter and for that purpose set in motion plans for a test foresight project that would, in addition to producing credible foresight products, also provide an essential opportunity for learning-by-doing.