Benjamin Abugri

13
Oct

PARI and FARA Commence Research to Scale Innovations in the Livestock Sector

12/10/2017–NAIROBI – The Programme for Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation (PARI) and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) have commenced a research action intended to scale innovations in the livestock value chain.

4
Oct

Examining 100 Innovations and Breakthroughs for the Future and Africa’s Agriculture

The quest to power African agricultural growth in the next decade is driven by innovations, commercialization and youth empowerment; all of which are underpinned by megatrends in Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) in Africa.

3
Oct

AUDA-NEPAD Renews Partnership with FARA

On 20th September 2019, the Executive Director of FARA Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo led a team of Secretariat staff that met with the leadership of the African Union Development Agency (AUDA)-NEPAD to deliberate on the future partnership between the two organizations.  In this meeting, FARA sought to establish its role in the context of the redefined mandate of AUDA, namely to

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2
Oct

Arewa Research and Development Project Partners with FARA in Agricultural Research and Capacity Development

Within the context of the further scaling up of the Science Agenda, the Arewa Research and Development Project (ARDP), a development platform and think tank in Northern Nigeria, will partner with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) in strategic areas of agricultural research and capacity development. During a courtesy visit on FARA’s Executive Director, Dr Yemi Akinbamijo, ARDP’s

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2
Oct

YIISFWA and FARA Collaborate to Scale Yam Production to Improve Incomes and Livelihoods

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa (YIIFSWA) project, are collaborating to address challenges which impact yam production in the sub-region; and to help improve incomes and livelihoods of value chain actors. The West African sub-region tops the global yam production chart with Nigeria as the leading

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26
Sep

The Future of Jobs and Digital Revolution: Spotlight on Agri-competency Systems

Over the next 30 years, African workforce will grow by 800 million people, supporting a population that is projected to reach 2.5 billion in 2050. However, in 20 out of these 30 years, most of Africa’s population will remain rural despite rapid urbanization in many countries.  This demographic shift fixes a spotlight on the need for preparedness for the changing

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26
Sep

FARA-PARI to Create Investment Opportunities for Youth Employment in Africa

The Forum for Agricultural research in Africa (FARA) is collaborating with it partners under the Programme of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation (PARI) which is part of the One-World-No Hunger” (SEWOH) initiative of the German government, to create investment opportunities in the area of Post-harvest and Market-linkages for youth in Africa. FARA is co-leading the study under the Investment Clusters

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25
Sep

Abia State to Adopt Science Agenda and Support 150 Youth in ARIFA

L-R: Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo; Executive Director, FARA, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu; Executive Governor, Abia State, Mr. Endi Ezengwa; Coordinator, Education for Employment. Within the context of FARA’s Holistic Empowerment for Livelihoods Program (HELP), a holistic model driven by global partnership to deliver livelihood by leveraging the South-South & Triangular Cooperation (SSTC), the Abia State of Nigeria has pledged to adopt FARA’s

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12
Sep

Inside FARA

On the Margins of the 2019 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) last week, the FARA Secretariat welcomed diverse organisations to discuss matters relating to Agricultural Research, Science and Innovation in Africa. The Courtesy calls were in line with FARA’s commitment to lead the Science Agenda for Africa’s Agricultural Transformation. I-F:1 I-F:1 Mr. Willem-Albert Toose, Managing Director of Agro Eco West Africa

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15
Aug

Will outright ban on Forex for importation of all food items to Nigeria augur well for the overall wellbeing of the Nation?

The call by the government of President Buhari to halt the release of Forex for the importation of food items to Nigeria sounds like a very radical approach to agricultural development.  It is an hydra-headed issue with implications for various social, cultural and economic variables at micro and macro levels. The structural ban will appeal to the common man enthused

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