Board Executive Committee of FARA sits

The Executive Committee of FARA’s Board of Directors held its eighth sitting on 22nd February 2017 at the headquarters of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in Nairobi, Kenya.  The Executive Committee comprises the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of FARA, the Executive Director and Chairpersons of the Board’s three standing committees (Programmes, Finance and Audit, and Nominations and Governance).

ABOUT FARA

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) is the apex continental organization responsible for coordinating and advocating for agricultural research for development (AR4D). FARA serves as the technical arm of the Africa Union Commission on matters concerning agriculture science, technology and innovation.

FARA was conceived in the late 1990s by a core group of committed champions, including both African scientists and enlightened donor aid officials, who believed in agriculture’s potential to lift the continent from poverty, yet realized that this would only be achieved if the continent’s weak and fragmented agricultural research systems could somehow be brought together and strengthened under a common banner. FARA was then voted into existence in 1997 by the Sub-Regional Organizations, including CORAF/WECARD, ASARECA and SADC-FANR, at the 17th Plenary of the Special Programme for African Agricultural Research (SPAAR), a precursor organization to FARA, situated within the World Bank.

FARA serves as the entry point for agricultural research initiatives designed to have a continental reach or a sub-continental reach spanning more than one sub-region. Headquartered in Accra, Ghana, FARA has been in existence for 12 years. Over this period, FARA has provided a continental forum for stakeholders in AR4D to shape the vision and agenda for this sub-sector, and to mobilize themselves to respond to key continent-wide development frameworks, notably the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)

FARA also plays a key role in galvanizing the agricultural research for development sector, and brings a strong African voice to global forums such as the G-8 and the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR).

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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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