AFRIS was created to institutionalize a mechanism for effective inter-institutional exchange and collaboration for innovation and scaling.
AFRIS takes advantage of an extension mechanism, the so called "operational rural network for innovation and youth employment on a large scale". It was developed by AfricaRice in direct collaboration with a large number of community based and national organizations. AfricaRice capitalized on 15 years of experience and solutions that were developed in the course of a large number of projects seeking to give farmers a voice.
The development of the mechanism was funded by BMZ in the framework of the special initiative "ONE WORLD - No Hunger" and contributes to the Green Innovation Center for the Agri-Food Sector (ProCIVA) in Benin, implemented by GIZ.
The community based and national partners are the founding members of AFRIS.
Donatien Vieyra President / Président
Richard Pliya Executive director / Directeur exécutif