FAPRI-MU in Africa
FAPRI-MU’s current work in Africa began as an academic exchange partially funded by the University of Missouri’s South African Education Program (UMSAEP). Since then the project has grown into the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP), developing a large team and several models for the analysis of agricultural and food markets and policy in South Africa. Every year several hundred people attend BFAP’s Outlook presentations. The group has been the recipient of many awards from academia and industry. FAPRI-MU continues to contribute to the team through world price projections, modeling support, and through academic exchange.
BFAP has recently joined with researchers from other countries in the region in order to create regional capabilities for policy analysis.
The Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institute (ReNAPRI) includes members from
The Institute of Social and Economic Research (IRES), University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo;
The Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, Egerton University, Kenya;
The Centre for Agriculture Research and Development (CARD), Bunda College, Malawi;
The Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania;
The Research Center for Agricultural and Food Policies and Programmes (CEPPAG), Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique;
The Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP), Universities of Pretoria and Stellenbosch, South Africa; and
The Indaba Agriculture Policy Research Institute (IAPRI), Zambia.