Daniel Peprah

22
Apr

High-Level Dialogue on Feeding Africa: Leadership to Scale up Successful Innovations

Despite positive and ongoing gains in economic development in many African countries, hunger is on the rise, impacting some 246 million people. The Covid-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the cracks in the continent’s food systems, already under strain from climate change, conflict and pests. Increased investments and expanded partnerships are urgently needed to promote Africa’s agricultural transformation through

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8
Mar

Advocating for Gender-Smart Investments In Advancing Science, Technology and Innovation within Africa’s AR4D

#CHOOSETOCHALLENGE By; Karen Munoko Nguru This year’s International Women’s Day is celebrated in such unprecedented times. As the continent and, more specifically, the agricultural community start to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic slowly, it presents an opportunity to build back better. However, to do that requires immediate, practical actions that choose to challenge the systemic issues that have prevented the

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4
Mar

Experts point ways to better crops and farmer incomes

The first One Earth Root and Soil Health Forum A new annual event examines root and soil health’s importance for food security, livelihoods and climate resilience and marks the launch of a community for root and soil health action. The first One Earth Root and Soil Health Forum took place on March 1. Over 800 people attended to discuss how

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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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