News And Events

17
Dec

Camaraderie fosters learning during the KM4AgDChallenge.

  Story by: Elizabeth Asiimwe (Uganda) We may all have organized virtual learning sessions, but how many of us have organized effective sessions in the agricultural systems setting? Well, this calls for a deeper reflection. I recently participated in the #KM4AgDChallenge which I believe fits the description of an effective learning program. A novice in the field of Knowledge Management:

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5
Dec

World Soil Day; Halting the Peril of Africa Soil Degradation

By Wole Fatunbi Ph.D. The 5th of December is the 2021 World Soil Day, this year’s theme is “Halt Soil Salinization and Boost Soil Productivity”. In Africa, 50% of the irrigated lands have different levels of salinization problems, although only 6% of our agricultural lands are irrigated. Notwithstanding the growth in demand for food and fiber, and increase in intensification

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3
Dec

PRESS RELEASE – FARA ANNOUNCES THE MAIDEN EDITION OF THE CONTINENTAL KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

30/11/2021. ACCRA – The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), in partnership with Continental and Sub-Regional Agricultural Research organizations, including the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa (ASARECA), CORAF and the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA), announces the maiden edition of

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9
Nov

FARA Takes On The Coordination Of The Long-Term Eu-Au Partnership For Food And Nutrition Security For Sustainable Agriculture.

THE FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN AFRICA TAKES ON THE COORDINATION OF THE LONG-TERM EU-AU PARTNERSHIP FOR FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE   The Long-term AU-EU Partnership for Food and Nutrition Security for Sustainable Agriculture (LEAP4FNSSA) is a four-year (November 2018 to October 2022) project financed by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme. The objective

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26
Oct

#WATEF Mainstreaming Technology for Agricultural Development by Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, Executive Director, FARA

This is the Opening Remarks by Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, Executive Director, FARA at the West Africa Technology Fair On the theme Mainstreaming Technology for Agricultural Development Held at the King Fahd Hotel, Dakar, October 25-29   Protocols Thank you for inviting FARA to this epoch-making event, where, perhaps for the first time, a composite of stakeholders across the board is

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26
Oct

Integrating Knowledge management is a Game changer in Agriculture Research and Development

Marc Ghislain Bappa is a Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist with over six years of work experience with development institutions at national, regional and international levels including the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the Feed the Future Africa Lead II Program and the Expertise France_Investment Climate Reform Facility. He is currently the Knowledge Management Consultant at the

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25
Oct

GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS AND CALL FOR PROPOSALS: The Impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

Background The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was formally established in March 2018 at the 10th Extraordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda. It is one of the key priorities of the Africa Agenda 2063 and a major step towards African continental economic integration. It also featured highly in the political declaration of the fifth

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19
Oct

After the Africa-France Summit, investing together in agroecology

By Alioune Fall Chair of the CIRAD Scientific Council and Board Chair of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa By Elisabeth Claverie de Saint Martin CEO of CIRAD   Africa and France would benefit from working together towards the transition of agri-food systems in the face of the growing challenges of climate change. The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us

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18
Oct

Pathway to Ensure Gender Responsive Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) Policies at the Country level

By Munoko K. Nguru Gender integration into National Investment Plans (NAIPs) across Africa is critical to ensure inclusiveness in the implementation of climate change adaptation interventions in agriculture. Most significantly, women’s participation in agriculture is high, and their output feeds most households in Africa, accompanied by gender gaps in access to information, input, education, technologies, and markets. The CSA continental

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26
Sep

CORAF Appoints Dr. Emmanuel Njukwe as Director of Research and Innovation

CORAF is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Emmanuel Kouopkwa Njukwe as Director of Research and Innovation, effective October 1, 2021. Dr. Njukwe, a national from Cameroon, brings over two decades of experience in research and development with a focus on scaling out innovations to small-holder farmers. Dr. Njukwe was, until his nomination working as country representative of the

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