AU SAFGRAD Steering Committee (SC)

The revitalized SAFGRAD will be guided in terms of policy, programme, orientation and relevance by a Steering Committee, which shall be instituted by the African Union. The Chairperson of the Steering Committee shall be the Director of AU Department for S&T or his representative. The Steering Committee shall meet annually.

Composition of the Steering Committee

The Steering Committee will consist of key stakeholders, partner institutions and observers as follows:

  • Representative of the human resources; science and Technology Department;
  • Representative of the Rural Economy and Agriculture Department;
  • The Directorate for Women Gender and Development in all aspects of socio-economic development;
  • Representative of the Special Emergency Assistance Fund for Drought and Famine in Africa;
  • Representative of the Executive Secretariat of STRC;
  • One representative from each of the RECs; and
  • Representative of FARA;
  • Representative of Private Sector in Agro-industry;
  • Farmers’ Associations/Organizations/Groups Representative;
  • Observers (as may be determined).


The Director of SAFGRAD will serve as the Secretary to the Steering Committee.