Support towards operationalization of the SADC Regional Agricultural Policy (STOSAR)

STOSAR: Agricultural information systems and market access

Project components and objectives

The three year-long ‟Support towards operationalization of the SADC Regional Agricultural Policy” (STOSAR) has three components being implemented by the SADC Secretariat and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), which are:

  • enhancing information on agricultural production, sustainability and competitiveness for evidence-based decision-making;
  • improving access to markets through implementation of plant and animal pest and disease control strategies at regional level;
  • facilitating implementation of some components of Regional Food and Nutrition Security Strategy (FNSS). The latter component is being implemented directly by the SADC Secretariat.

Overall, the project aims to strengthen regional integration, promote sustainable agricultural and socio-economic growth, improve access to markets, facilitate trade, and enhance food and nutrition security within the SADC region.

Areas of work

Project countries

Angola Botswana Comoros Democratic Republic of the Congo Lesotho Madagascar alt="Malawi"

Mauritius Mozambique Namibia Seychelles South Africa Eswatini Tanzania

Zambia Zimbabwe

In conjunction with

  • European Commission
  • Southern African Development Community