Association for Strengthening Agricultural
Research in Eastern and Central Africa
To strengthen and increase the efficiency of agricultural research
in ECA, and to facilitate economic growth, food security and export
competitiveness through productive and sustainable agriculture.
ASARECA's primary goal is to facilitate agricultural research in
ECA that will promote agriculture oriented towards markets and income
Its secondary goal is to serve as the main forum where strategies
and ideas for agricultural research and their relationship to agricultural
development in the sub-region are conceived and exchanged.
To promote regional economic growth by developing, introducing and
disseminating agricultural technologies that respond to the markets
and to the prevailing and future economic opportunities for new
technologies as well as maintaining the long term sustainability
of the agricultural resource base.
Demand driven technologies utilized
Enabling policy environment for agricultural transformation in the
Performance driven institutional arrangements
Enhanced utilization of information