FARA Holds 27th Board of Directors’ Meeting

The 27th Board of Directors’ meeting of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)—the second ordinary meeting of the Board in 2020—was held virtually from 10th to 13 November 2020.

The Board provides oversight of FARA on behalf of the General Assembly.  The second meeting of the Board is ordinarily devoted to a review of progress made in the implementation of the annual workplan and the review and approval of the Secretariat’s workplan and budget for the following year.

Thus at its 27th meeting the Board approved the Secretariat’s workplan and budget for 2021.  Since this was the final meeting the current Board was holding before the next General Assembly, the Board made recommendations that will be tabled to the General Assembly for approval.

These include amendments to the Constitution, nomination of a new chairperson and the nomination of Directors that will constitute the Board of FARA for the period 2020-2023.

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