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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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15
Aug

African Development Bank’s “Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation” initiative wins National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Award

America’s largest organization of journalists and media professionals of color has named the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) a “Salute to Excellence” award winner for the Bank’s communication around its Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation program. The National Association of Black Journalists cited the Bank’s excellence in online media relations and marketing about the landmark initiative, also known as TAAT. The

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28
Feb

AU- Common African Agro-Parks Programme (CAAPs) proposed as an Agenda 2063 Flagship Programme for the next 10 Years Implementation Plan.

The Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment of the AUC in collaboration with the African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim Bank), the Secretariat of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) organized the Second meeting of the Common African Agro-Parks (CAAPs) Steering Committee (CAAPs-SC) on at the margin of

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24
Feb

Mainstreaming the Continental Knowledge Management for Agricultural Development (KM4AgD) Agenda in Ghana.

By: Mr Paul Atsu (YPARD Africa, Accra, Ghana) Despite the gains made towards achieving Agricultural Transformational development in Ghana, significant challenges remain in ensuring that the newly promoted Akosombo Integration Agenda to deliver sustainable services continues well into the future. A recent scan on knowledge management in the Ghana agricultural sector reveals that Ghana’s agriculture sector was not knowledge-driven, and there was generally a lack of a learning

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