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FARA Initiates Partnerships with Agrarian States of Northern Nigeria

27th Jan, 2017
In its capacity as the continental leader for Integrated Agricultural Research for Development (IAR4D), and leveraging on its convening role, FARA is initiating partnerships with
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PARI Project Secures Funding for a Second (three year 2018 - 2020) Phase.

20th Dec, 2016
The partners of the Program of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation (PARI) converged at the Hilton Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya from 8 to 9 December 2016, for the PARI Annual Research and Planning Meeting 2016.
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FARA Sends-Forth 3 Senior Staff.

20th Dec, 2016
On Monday, 12th December, 2016, the FARA Secretariat bade farewell to three senior staff members, namely: Dr. Emmanuel Tambi, Policy Advisor; Dr. Clensensio Tizikara, Lead Specialist Monitoring and Evaluation and Dr. Nelson Ojijo,
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Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa

The Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (dubbed 'Science Agenda' / S3A) is an African Owned and African-led process that articulates the science, technology,extension, innovations, policy and social learning that Africa needs to apply in order to meet its agricultural and overall development goals. The strategic thrusts of the S3A in the short to medium term are: the implementation of CAADP; increase domestic public and private sector investment; creating the enabling environment for sustainable application of science for agriculture; and to double current level of Agricultural Total Factor Productivity (ATFP) by 2025 through application of science for agriculture.

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IAR4D

The Integrated Agricultural Research for Development (IAR4D) concept was developed and proposed by FARA to overcome the shortcomings of the linear approaches for implementing agricultural research and development. The IAR4D concept appraises agriculture as a system that is made of many sub-systems that must work together to foster development. Thus it engages all actors, organizations and institutions that are involved in the agricultural sector to interact and jointly foster the development of the sector. IAR4D uses both the system and the commodity approach, and engages all actors along the commodity value chain, including external actors like policy makers, financial institutions, meteorologist, insurance etc. that influences the chain to interact and proffer solution to the jointly identified constraints on the platform.

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