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FARA and AWARD: Working Towards a Gender Responsive Agricultural Research for Inclusive, Agriculture Driven Prosperity for Africa.

17th Jul, 2017
In an opening remark at the Gender Responsive Agricultural Research and Development (GRARD) workshop organized by African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) and its partners
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PRESS RELEASE: National Consultations on Rolling-Out the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (Egypt).

11th Jul, 2017
The Agricultural Research Center in co-operation with FARA will conduct a workshop on “National Consultations on Rolling-Out the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (S3A)” in Egypt, one of the selected tier-one countries.
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Sir Quett Ketumile Joni Masire, an Esteemed Member of the FARA High-Level Advocacy Panel, Passes on at 91

29th Jun, 2017
The news of the sad departure of our esteemed member of the FARA High-Level Advocacy Panel (HiLAP) for eternity has been received at the Secretariat with rude shock. While death
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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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