Daniel Peprah

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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27
Aug

BREAKING: Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AfDB President

Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina has been re-elected as the President of the Africa Development Bank. Adesina was re-elected by the Board of Governors of the Bank at the ongoing AfDB’s virtual annual meeting in Abidjan on Thursday. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie confirmed the development while congratulating Adesina on her Twitter page. Onochie wrote, “Our very

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21
Aug

Call for Expression of Interest to Provide Technical Support Services in Revamping the Monitoring and Evaluation System of AFAAS Secretariat

Deadline: 26 August 2020 Title: Call for Expression of Interest to Provide Technical Support Services in Revamping the Monitoring and Evaluation System of AFAAS Secretariat Activity 5.2.4(ii) of the Approved AWP&B 2020 Proc. Ref: AFAAS/IFAD-EU/SVCS/2020/0019 Item 18 of the Approved Procurement Plan 2020 Download the Documents : CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICES IN REVAMPING THE

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20
Aug

FARA and Partners Inaugurate Governance Framework for ARIFA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FARA AND PARTNERS INAUGURATE GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK FOR ARIFA     19/08/2020. ACCRA – Within the context of South-South and Triangular Cooperation, the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), the Tertiary Education Trust Fund of Nigeria (TETFUND) and the Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV)- Brazil; today inaugurated the Governance Framework for the Agricultural Research and Innovation Fellowship for

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1
Aug

Work in the Era of COVID-19 – Impact on Employer/Employee and productivity

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has affected operations of organizations and changed the dynamics of running businesses in this era.  Several institutions are plagued with challenges that affect their survival.  Factories and businesses that contribute to the GDP of economies had to shut down for a while creating financial gaps. The global nature of the pandemic poses huge challenges to all

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24
Jul

Nigeria is Africa’s Litmus Test for Biotechnology – FARA ED

The Executive Director of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Dr Yemi Akinbamijo, has called the Nigerian government to enlarge its capacity to deploy science for the agricultural sector. Akinbamijo made the observation on Tuesday during a virtual conference organised by the Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) and the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA). The conference, which

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23
Jul

Nigeria plans to conduct COVID-19 tests for five million farmers — Minister

The Nigerian government said it has concluded plans to carry out COVID-19 tests for five million Nigerian farmers across the different regions in the country. This was disclosed by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, on Tuesday, while delivering his keynote speech on the theme, ‘Technological interventions in mitigating impacts of COVID-19’, during a virtual meeting with major

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23
Jul

Hat Trick For Rice Farmers In Ghana—FARA Researcher

By: Reuben Quainoo Rice is one of the staple foods in Ghana and is used to prepare different kinds of dishes. It is usually the dominant food on the menu of most restaurants and roadside eateries in the county. As such, there is a high demand for the crop in the crop in the country and in the sub-region in

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10
Jul

Leveraging Foresight to Achieve Agenda 2063: What FARA Brings to the Table

The Director of Research and Innovations at the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Dr. Irene Annor-Frempong has called on stakeholders and other actors in the agricultural research for development (AR4D) space, to take advantage of advancements in foresight, in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic, to push towards the achievement of Africa’s Agenda 2063; achieving food and

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9
Jul

Procurement transparency under threat amidst COVID-19 crisis in Africa – The way forward

Making headlines in most media spaces are the heroic deeds of frontline health workers and the tenacity of the health sector in dealing with the novel COVID-19 pandemic. But can they really do this alone? Of course not! At the backstage is their often uncelebrated backbone –the PROCUREMENT SECTOR– providing not only the health sector with the necessary logistics to

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