Daniel Peprah

20
Jan

Success Story from the BiomassWeb Project: ‘Using Cassava Peels for Mushroom Cultivation’ Project.

 By: Alice E. Dawson, Gideon N. Ashitei & Paulina S. Addy – Women in Agricultural Development (WIAD) Directorate –Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), Ghana.. Mushroom cultivation requires a very well managed local climate which must be cool, adequately ventilated, with high humidity and optimal light. This becomes especially necessary at the cropping stage. Conventionally, small to medium scale growers

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18
Dec

Advances In Knowledge Management & Outreach for Enhancing the Impact Of Research And Innovation in the COVID era. The FARADataInformS Example

According to the World Economic Forum (2015), Africa produces only 2.6% of global scientific knowledge with just 29 publications per million inhabitants compared to 1,013 and 609 for North America and Europe respectively. 64.6% of these publications are co-authored with researchers from other continents. The continent has just 79 scientists per million  inhabitants compared to countries like Brazil and United

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27
Nov

Science in Agriculture is working at unprecedented Scale in Africa -AfDB President

The President of the African Development Bank made a clarion call for the strengthening of research for development institutions on the continent. He affirmed with empirical data that the ‘Technology Delivery Platforms are working and that it is time to revamp FARA and to support the development of the agriculture value chains. These sentiments were passionately expressed in his keynote

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26
Nov

Closer Africa-Europe collaboration needed to deliver food and nutrition security roadmap, says leading research body

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) calls for more engagement as the long-term EU-AU research and innovation partnership (LEAP) reaches its midpoint.   November 26, 2020, ACCRA, Ghana – Africa’s apex organization for coordinating and advocating for agricultural research and innovation has called on more African and European countries to prioritize investment in science, technology and innovation for

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25
Nov

PRESS RELEASE – FARA GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONFIRMS NEW BOARD AND CHAIRPERSON

24/11/2020. ACCRA – The 8th General Assembly (GA) of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), has confirmed Dr. Alioune Fall as the substantive Chairperson of the Forum for the next three years. Dr. Alioune Fall who has been the Acting Chairperson of FARA since July 2019 brings over three decades of astute experience and knowledge in agricultural research

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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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