News And Events

29
Jan

African Development Bank backs young ‘agripreneurs’ to beat climate change

Africa’s youth need investment, not ’empowerment’, to realise the continent’s potential and support food security, says the head of the African Development Bank By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, Jan 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The African Development Bank plans to deploy billions of dollars to help young people build a new digitally-driven model of agriculture that can feed the continent’s people

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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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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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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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15
Nov

FARA Holds 27th Board of Directors’ Meeting

The 27th Board of Directors’ meeting of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)—the second ordinary meeting of the Board in 2020—was held virtually from 10th to 13 November 2020. The Board provides oversight of FARA on behalf of the General Assembly.  The second meeting of the Board is ordinarily devoted to a review of progress made in the

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9
Nov

ARIFA fellows commence classes

The first cohort of trainees under the Agricultural Research and Innovation Fellowship for Africa (ARIFA), coordinated by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa-FARA in partnership with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) and the Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV) in Brazil,  commenced classes at designated Virtual Training and Innovation Hubs (VTrain Hubs) in Nigeria today 9th November, 2020. These

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13
Oct

Africa must support its youth to transform agriculture on the continent – FARA

The Executive Director of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, has reiterated calls on African leaders to safeguard the continent’s food and nutrition systems by investing in the future of its youth and in technology. Speaking in a quarterly lecture organized by the First Technical University, Ibadan, in Nigeria, the Executive Director lamented the seeming unpreparedness

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15
Sep

Small and medium enterprises lynchpin of African agriculture – African Development Bank

PRESS RELEASE Small and medium enterprises lynchpin of African agriculture – African Development Bank Africa’s emerging agripreneurs call for increased SME-to-SME cooperation at Bank-organized food systems webinar attached to the African Green Revolution Forum. ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, September 9, 2020/ — A panel of some of Africa’s most promising small and medium-enterprise (SME) agripreneurs gathered online to call for more

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7
Sep

Dr. Aggrey Agumya assumes the role of Director for Research and Innovation-designate

With effect from September 1, 2020, Dr. Aggrey Agumya assumes the role of Director for Research and Innovation-designate, (DRI-designate) for the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, FARA. He takes over from Dr. Irene Annor-Frempong who has served in this capacity since 2015. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Agumya was the Director in charge of Stakeholder Engagement and Communications, a

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1
Aug

Work in the Era of COVID-19 – Impact on Employer/Employee and productivity

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has affected operations of organizations and changed the dynamics of running businesses in this era.  Several institutions are plagued with challenges that affect their survival.  Factories and businesses that contribute to the GDP of economies had to shut down for a while creating financial gaps. The global nature of the pandemic poses huge challenges to all

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