Sophia Amoah

8
Jun

AFAAS, ASARECA and CCARDESA Sign MoU to Work Together

The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), in conjunction with the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) and the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA), have signed a Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their collaboration on improving Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) in Eastern, Central and

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12
May

CCARDESA Donates Virtual Conferencing Equipment and Galaxy Tablets To Lesotho.

By Rethabile Nchee The Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development in Southern Africa (CCARDESA) has through the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), donated brand new state of the art virtual conferencing facilities to the Kingdom of Lesotho. On behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, the Director of the Department of Agricultural Research (DAR),

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12
May

5000 Zambian farmers benefit from climate smart agriculture

The climate smart agriculture project in Zambia has begun to bear fruit with close to 5000 farmers in Mufumbwe district benefiting from tomatoes, green vegetables, egg plants, ginger, garlic, beans, groundnuts, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions and bananas produced under the project. The project in Zambia is being run by Save the Environment and People Agency (SEPA), a non-profit making organisation

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9
May

The Common African Agro-Parks (CAAPs)-Technical Coordination Team (CAAPs-TCT) Proposes Selection Criteria for AU Member States to Host a Pilot Demonstration Project

  The Common African Agro-Parks (CAAPs)-Technical Coordination Team (CAAPs-TCT) convened its 2022 Planning Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, from 25th– 29th April 2022. The workshop brought together CAAPs-TCT members from the African Union Commission, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Forum for Agricultural Research for Africa (FARA), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Pan-African Farmers Associations (PAFO), and Pan-African Agribusiness Apex

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20
Apr

JKUAT Researchers Secure KShs 31 Million Grant to Boost Agriculture

The European Union (EU), through the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), has awarded a team of five researchers from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) research project funding totaling Kenya Shillings 31 million. The project, entitled “Upgrading of Silver Cyprinid (Rastrineobola argentea) value chain through multi-stakeholder partnerships and novel climate-smart postharvest processing technologies and practices for improved

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12
Apr

Tanzania on Right Track Cutting Post-Harvest Crop Losses

Tanzania is on the right track to cut post-harvest crop losses by half come 2025, says a new report. The efforts are largely complemented by the country’s political will involving strategies and policies as well as major developments in storage infrastructure across the country. A recently published third Biennial Review Report of the African Union Commission on the implementation of

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11
Apr

Knowledge Sharing Critical to Sustainable and Transformative Agriculture

CCARDESA, through the EU funded CAADP-XP4 project, held a national training workshop from 28th to 31st March 2022 at the Peacock Hotel in Dar es salaam, Tanzania. The primary purpose of the meeting was to familiarize key Officers from relevant Institutions, including the Tanzania Agriculture Research Institute (TARI), Tanzania Livestock Research Institute (TALIRI), Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute(TAFIRI), Tanzania Forestry Research Institute(TAFORI), Sokoine

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8
Apr

Transforming Africa’s food systems is a joint enterprise

As Africa enters a critical decade, with the clock ticking on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, the multiple threats to the continent’s food, land and water systems are undermining efforts to reduce hunger, malnutrition and poverty. The challenges Africa faces are increasingly connected to the rest of the world. History tells us that increased food insecurity can start

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21
Mar

FARA visits AAU

  The Executive Director of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, paid a courtesy call on the Secretary-General of the Association of African Universities (AAU), Prof. Olusola Oyewole, for bilateral talks between the two continental bodies. Accompanying the FARA boss was Ms. Ama Pokua Asenso, Human Resource and Administration Manager. From the AAU side, the

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3
Feb

Call for RLC Workshop Scholarships

Applying agricultural interventions and rural development strategies: Sustainable and bio-diverse agro-ecosystems for smallholder resilience. April 4-9, 2022, Nairobi, Kenya BACKGROUND The Right Livelihood College (RLC) is a global education and research initiative of universities and the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ (www.rlc-blog.org). Together with ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ awarded individuals and organizations, the RLC promotes transdisciplinary

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