Daniel Peprah

21
Nov

ARIFA recognized as a good practice initiative by the UN office of South-South & Triangular Cooperation (UNOSSC)

FARA’s flagship project , the Agricultural Research and Innovation Fellowship for Africa (ARIFA), has been recognized as a good practice by the United Nations Office of South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). Listed as one of the entries in a publication titled “Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the Context of Food Security”, ARIFA is part of the over 40 good

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18
Nov

Retirement of Dr Irene Annor-Frempong (Director for Research and Innovation)

The DRI, Dr Irene Annor-Frempong attained the mandatory retirement age of 62 years on 7th June 2020. She reached this milestone after 12 years of dedicated service to FARA in different capacities, starting as a consultant, then joining staff as a programme officer, rising to become the Director for Capacity Strengthening and rising further to become the DRI. Over these

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15
Nov

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

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9
Nov

ARIFA fellows commence classes

The first cohort of trainees under the Agricultural Research and Innovation Fellowship for Africa (ARIFA), coordinated by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa-FARA in partnership with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) and the Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV) in Brazil,  commenced classes at designated Virtual Training and Innovation Hubs (VTrain Hubs) in Nigeria today 9th November, 2020. These

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3
Nov

FARA ANNOUNCES 2020 GENERAL ASSEMBLY  

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FARA ANNOUNCES 2020 GENERAL ASSEMBLY     02/11/2020. ACCRA – The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), in partnership with continental and sub-regional agriculture research organisations, announces the 8th FARA General Assembly under the theme: Institutions, Investment, Impact. The two-day event which will be hosted online for the first time comes off on the

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16
Oct

Strengthening Partnerships Towards Increased Food and Jobs for Youth

You cannot work for food, while there is no food for work    -African Proverb As the African proverb suggests, increasing women and youth participation in agriculture without creating job opportunities can be detrimental. While we advocate for active participation of youth and women in AR4D, it should be noted that 250 million[i] people in Africa, are experiencing hunger. As

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16
Oct

Securing the Africa Meal Ticket… Our Action will Define Our Future

The theme for this year’s World Food Day is “Grow, nourish, sustain! Together. Our actions are our future.” The truth in this theme cannot be overemphasized in the case of Africa. Our actions will define our future.

13
Oct

Africa must support its youth to transform agriculture on the continent – FARA

The Executive Director of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, has reiterated calls on African leaders to safeguard the continent’s food and nutrition systems by investing in the future of its youth and in technology. Speaking in a quarterly lecture organized by the First Technical University, Ibadan, in Nigeria, the Executive Director lamented the seeming unpreparedness

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15
Sep

Small and medium enterprises lynchpin of African agriculture – African Development Bank

PRESS RELEASE Small and medium enterprises lynchpin of African agriculture – African Development Bank Africa’s emerging agripreneurs call for increased SME-to-SME cooperation at Bank-organized food systems webinar attached to the African Green Revolution Forum. ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, September 9, 2020/ — A panel of some of Africa’s most promising small and medium-enterprise (SME) agripreneurs gathered online to call for more

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12
Sep

Our Soil, Our Commonwealth; Advancing Soil Health in Sub Saharan Africa

FARA has reiterated strong calls on the core stakeholders of African soil health for the sustainable use of agricultural land in Africa and to ensure the sustainability of the more than 80% of its workforce who obtain livelihoods therefrom. Speaking at the ongoing African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) hosted by the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Executive Director

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