Pillar IV: Networking and Partnerships

This priority recognizes that the EOA initiative does not have dedicated staff in every country and community to implement policies and plans and therefore will rely heavily on partners and networks already in the industry. Engagement will be done through Partnership Agreements (PAs) and Memoranda of understanding (MOUs) between implementers of EOA and potential and willing partners. Networks and movements in Africa such as the Forum of Agricultural Research for Africa (FARA), African Organic Network (AfrONet), national organic movements, regional organic movements, and partners such as governments, farmers, private sector, civil society among others will be engaged to maximize impact, leverage experiences and expand geographic reach and influence of EOA activities.