Establishing the Centre for Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa CARDESA

Project completed

The objective of the project is to ensure coordination of research and investments in agri-culture in the SADC region through the support of a fully operative CARDESA as regional institution mandated and supported by SADC member states with a proper governing body. This will in return establish an action plan based on clear priorities and a secretariat able to support the members to develop joint activities on sub-regional priorities. Particular attention will have to be given to women considering that they are the most affected, but at the same time predominantly women are responsible for food production.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Agriculture & food security
Agricultural development
15.05.2010 - 30.06.2014
CHF 1'830'000
Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   1'830'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   1'110'833
Project phases

Phase 1 15.05.2010 - 30.06.2014   (Completed)