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9
Dec

Experts propose climate smart solutions to boost food security in Africa

GNA-Experts in climate adaptation techniques have proposed the deployment of digital climate-smart solutions, including communication and information systems, to boost agriculture production and marketing on the continent. They say the continuous reliance on rain-fed agriculture in Africa was not sustainable, hence the need for governments to invest in digital infrastructure to support smallholder farmers to scale up their production amid

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9
Dec

Adopt climate-smart solutions to boost food security in Africa – Experts

Experts in climate adaptation techniques have proposed the deployment of digital climate-smart solutions, including communication and information systems, to boost agriculture production and marketing on the continent. They say the continuous reliance on rain-fed agriculture in Africa was not sustainable, hence the need for governments to invest in digital infrastructure to support smallholder farmers to scale up their production amid

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17
Oct

CAADP-XP4 Consortium Reconnect Research to Extension (R2E)

17 Oct 2022 The 3rd Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Biennial Report (BR) stressed that “access to quality advisory services in agricultural production is important in all relevant segments of the food system”. There is a line that most Researchers won’t usually cross between the lab and the dusty field, yet that line makes all the difference in making a real impact

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28
Sep

FARA: How investment in research and development can help end hunger

The world seeks to end hunger by 2030 under the sustainable development goals. Researchers believe key to achieve this is increasing investment in research and development to transform agriculture. Watch video here Source: cnbcafrica.com

28
Sep

Making our knowledge travel – A new African Union, CAADP-XP4, and CGIAR Partnership Framework for Knowledge Management

Key African institutions and CGIAR have drafted a new agriculture-for-development knowledge management (KM) framework for Africa to enhance research (and extension) collaboration that transforms and sustains food, land and water systems. The framework was co-designed by staff from staff of the CAADP-X4P partnership including African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), Centre for Coordination

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22
Sep

Dr. Amegbor wins Award for Best Oral Paper Presentation

Dr. Isaac Kodzo Amegbor, a Research Scientist and Maize Breeder at the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-SARI) was presented with the “Best Oral Paper Presentation Award” at the Science and Partnership Agricultural Conference held at the Alisa Hotel from the 14th to the 16th of September, 2022. The conference was organized by

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14
Sep

Global Partners meet in Ghana for a Science and Partnership for Agriculture Conference

13/09/2022, ACCRA, Ghana The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) is hosting a Science and Partnership for Agriculture Conference (SPAC) from the 14th – 16th of September 2022. This conference seeks to address pertinent issues that are affecting agricultural productivity on the continent. The conference is held at the Alisa Hotel in Accra, Ghana. The Conference will also strengthen research and develop action

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14
Sep

Stakeholders Converge in Accra to Discuss Innovative Solutions to Climate Smart Agriculture

Accra, Ghana – Stakeholders in the area of Climate Smart Agriculture  (CSA) are converging in Accra, Ghana during 14-16 September 2022 to discuss innovative and sustainable solutions to challenges of climate change in African agriculture. The theme for the conference is: Introspection on climate smart agriculture actions to strengthen accountability, resource use, and impact in Africa. The conference will bring

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7
Sep

African Development Bank approves phase II of TAAT programme

The African Development Bank has approved the commencement of phase two of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) programme. The Bank Group’s Board of Directors, on Friday, 15 July 2022, approved the release of an additional $27.41 million to implement Phase II of the programme. At the 15 August 2022 signing of the protocol of agreement between the bank and the executing agency

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7
Sep

Courtesy visit to the Minister MESTI

A FARA Delegation to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) of the Government of Ghana was led by the Executive Director of FARA, Dr Yemi Akinbamijo on a courtesy visit to the Minister of MESTI Hon. Dr Kwaku Afriyie in his Accra office, on Tuesday 30th August 2022. The purpose of the visit was to brief the Honourable

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