The 2020 meeting of the programme coordination panel for the Ex-CAADP Pillar IV institutions is being hosted by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), in Accra. As a technical arm of the African Union, FARA is responsible for the advancement and coordination of Agricultural Research for Development in Africa. To effectively play its coordination role, FARA has instituted
The Board of Directors and Management of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), wish to announce to the general public and all stakeholders, the 8th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW8), and FARA General Assembly, scheduled for June 15 to 18, 2020 in Accra, Ghana. This year’s event is under the theme, Foresighting Africa’s agri-food systems: innovations, institutions, impact.
By Karen Munoko The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) advances the systematic adoption of science-led solutions towards addressing Africa’s food insecurity challenges by promoting fundamental societal change. A necessary element in this respect is addressing youth unemployment, which constitutes a significant security risk in Africa. Unfortunately, the African youth are the key actors in conflicts while Africa imports
The threat to food and nutrition security in Africa has increased with the reemergence of desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) in Eastern Africa at a scale not seen in the last 7 decades. “In the Horn of Africa, the worst affected area, there is an unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods as swarms increase in Ethiopia and Somalia and continue to move south to Kenya where
17th January 2020, Cape Verde. Hon. Sekou SANGARE, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Economy and Environment of the Economic Community of West African States, has pledged his commitment to FARA’s Agricultural Research and Innovation Fellowship for Africa (ARIFA), ahead of its announcement later this year. On the margins of the governing council meeting of CORAF, the Executive Director of FARA,
The new year 2020 marks the beginning of a promising decade for Africa. Through at least the first half of the decade, economic growth across Africa will continue to outperform that of other regions, with the continent continuing to be home to seven of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies. Collective action among African and global policymakers to improve the livelihoods