Who we are
AFA is a virtual platform with an administrative hub located at FARA headquarters in Ghana.
AFA is designed to lead & coordinate all Agricultural foresight activities throughout the African continent as a primary anchor.
We play key roles towards promoting the production, distribution and utilization of Agricultural Innovation System (AIS) on foresight and Food Systems Approach. We are a rallying point, a hub, and a go to place (virtual & physical) for varying Agricultural foresight clusters of activities and capacity development in Africa. Through our activities, we also engage with foresight practitioners using on-line and offline strategies.
The primary online virtual platform /medium of engagements is the AFA website, while the main offline touch points are our specially appointed in- country foresight fellows and associates across the continent of Africa via the anchoring hubs.
We are a network of foresight practitioners
The vision and conversations to design and develop Africa Foresight Academy was initiated by FARA during the 2012 meeting in Dublin. This was followed by an inception workshop held at FARA HQ at Accra Ghana in which a decision was made to specifically focus on the design of the African Foresight Academy to align with the operationalization of the Science Agenda for African Agriculture (S3A). FARA had completed a number of commissioned studies on profiling of the Foresight environment in Africa covering definitional, conceptual, & existing capacity for foresight programming on the continent in respect to Agricultural Development.
In addition, foresight activities from around the world were assessed, design of the academy determined, and pathways to operationalization and implementation of the Science Agenda for African Agriculture identified.