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7.3.2 Research Methodology

The authors of the case assessed the interplay between various organisations and stakeholders involved in addressing food security. They focused on the key international and supranational organisations such as the European Commission, the African Union, the World Food Program (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Their analysis is based on desk research using a range of primary documents, especially project material (calls, database of projects) related to the EU research funding scheme, Horizon 2020 (H2020), EU publications on the EU-Africa Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA) work programs, as well as academic publications, and key policy documents on the EU-Africa partnership.

Additionally interviews were conducted with representatives from the European Commission Directorate-Generals for Research and Innovation (RTD), International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO), Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI), the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the European External Action Service (EEAS). 

What the experts think

One of the authors of this research case study, Dr Pauline Ravinet, has been interviewed to provide you with some key highlights.

Pauline Ravinet

Assistant Professor of Political Science, CERAPS, University of Lille

What kind of stakeholders did you interview? What instruments have been used?


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You may get all the information about this S4D4C case study in the following references:
– Ravinet, P., R. Cos, M. Young (2020): The science and diplomacy of global challenges: Food security in EU-Africa relations. In: Young, M., T. Flink, E. Dall (eds.) (2020): Science Diplomacy in the Making: Case-based insights from the S4D4C project (Link).
– Poster Report: “The science and diplomacy of global challenges: Food security in EU-Africa relations” (Link).

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