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FARA Assert the Role of Science as an Equilibrium to Sustain Growth in the Africa Rice Sector.

26th Aug, 2016
The growth in Africa rice sector was lauded by the Executive Director of FARA, Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo in a panel discussion at the Coalition for Africa Rice Development (CARD) event
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FARA to support Local Farmers in the Zambia Southern Province with new Innovation Technologies.

26th Aug, 2016
The Ministry of Agriculture in Southern Province of Zambia has observed that the lack of innovation in the agriculture sector has negatively affected the sector's development in the region.
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TASAI Seeks Partnership with FARA to Review and Transfer Index Information from Research to Policy Action.

23rd Aug, 2016
“Timely availability of improved seeds at affordable prices is critical to improving food security, resilience, and livelihoods for smallholder farmers in Africa”
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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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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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