Science, Technology and Innovation Programme

    Globally, the role of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) as an engine of economic development has been underscored. It is widely acknowledged that the application of STI increases efficiency of production systems and enhances industrial competitiveness. In fact, what gives a nation competitive edge is the speed with which it can identify, utilize and diffuse new knowledge. Therefore, Africa must harness STI for economic transformation. The strategic objective of this program is to promote the application of Science, Technology and Innovation for sustainable development in the region and Africa as whole. This will be achieved through:

    i) increasing access to information on appropriate technologies in the agricultural sector,

    ii) strengthening the legal and policy frameworks for STI in the agricultural sector.