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    Charter Establishing the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development (CCARDESA) (2010)

    The Member States of the Southern African Development Community on the 5th November 2010 signed a charter establishing the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa. Acknowledging that the capacity of the SADC region scientific community to undertake and manage research and development (R&D), and related training activities has increased considerably and cooperation in Agricultural Research and Development would enhance efficiency in alleviating common problems, Member States agreed to the development the centre.

    The Charter provides Member States with a framework for the establishment and operationalisation of a Sub-regional Organisation that will coordinate agricultural research and development (R&D) in the SADC region. It outlines the specific objectives and functions of the centre as well as its relationship with the SADC Secretariat.