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FARA holds eCapacities™ Training Workshop for Demand-side Partners

20th Aug, 2015
    A three-day workshop on the eCapacities™ facility was held between 17th and 19th August 2015 at the FARA Secretariat in Accra, Ghana, with the main objective of  equipping representative staff from the demand-side (of labor markets) partner organizations with the know-how for effective management and administration of the eCapacities™ platform. Also, it enabled the participants provide feedback on the challenges encountered in handling the system during their training as a basis for further technical improvement. 
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AU lauds FARA Agribusiness Incubation as a Model for Job and Wealth Creation in Africa

13th Aug, 2015
In celebrating the success of Afribanana Products Limited (ABP), a launch of facilities constructed for the incubation programme was carried out at Mbarara in Uganda. ABP is an incubator supported under the FARA-UniBRAIN agribusiness incubation programme aimed at job and wealth creation through technology commercialization, promotion of agribusiness education and up-scaling of best practices and lessons for incubation in Africa. Afribanana Products Limited was initiated in 2012 with the consortia's keen aim of adding value to banana and ensuring optimal returns from this wonderful crop.
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FARA applauded for deepening IAR4D Space in Niger

11th Aug, 2015
Due to the growth of pastoral enterprises and its roles in sustainable national development in Niger, FARA in partnership with the Nigerien Government, established a multi-pronged support programme to chart a veritable course for livestock transformation within the re-invigorated sustaining CAADP momentum era 2015 - 2024.
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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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