For Immediate Release
NAIROBI- The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further support smallholder farmers in Africa. This memorable event took place during the occasion of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya.
During the course of signing, the Executive Director of FARA, Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo said; “there could not have been a better day, a better time to do what we want to do. This is something that has been very clear to FARA-AGRA and we want to demonstrate our common aspiration, our common goal and in a common quest to seek a food secure Africa where Agriculture is leap-frogged, enhanced, catalyzed and encouraged to play its supposed role in the socio-economic life of Africa. Hence, one more alliance needed in this quest of the aforementioned is the FARA-AGRA alliance”.
Dr. Agnes Kalibata, AGRA President buttressed that the essence of the MoU with FARA is to partner with the different people who work with both organizations and mainly, to partner with smallholder farmers in different communities.
She noted that FARA-AGRA are joining forces “not to crisscross in their roles, but to partner in a way to put knowledge and add value to the smallholder farmers in Africa”. Dr. Kalibata opined that FARA has been making a difference in Africa’s Agriculture hence, the need for the collaboration.
The MoU signing confirms and consolidates FARA’s intentions in the context of AGRF 2016 and Dr. Akinbamijo thanked Dr. Agnes Kailbata and the AGRA team for their support in making the collaboration a reality.
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