Francois Stepman

European co-manager at Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development


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Francois Stepman

European co-manager at Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

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Francois Stepman is the European co-manager at European Commission-funded PAEPARD, which supports research collaboration between a wide range of organizations in Africa and Europe. Francois’ work involves: facilitating partnerships between farmer organizations, civil society groups, research institutes and education institutes, private companies and policy networks; supporting these partnerships through capacity strengthening and providing access to information on funding opportunities; helping partners to prepare strong research proposals which will address real needs at the farm level; and advocating for increased support for demand-led, multi-actor agricultural research.