News And Events

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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20
Sep

Building the next Generation of Knowledge Managers

Written by: Charles Yoronimu Masereka (YPARD Uganda) Knowledge, a very fundamental requirement for the success of the agriculture sector. According to the Oxford English dictionary, knowledge is “Facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education, the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject”. Doing something that someone is knowledgeable about makes everything, including life so easy. When you have

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20
Sep

Empowering the youth through sharing of indigenous knowledge

Written By:  PAUL ATSU (YPARD Ghana) Indigenous agricultural practices adopted by locals largely depend on traditional knowledge. Such knowledge is common in the agricultural system to preserve the ecosystem and biodiversity. Traditional knowledge has proven to be useful in sustainable food production and the support of human and animal health. Farmers possess a vast pool of indigenous knowledge in agricultural

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10
Sep

KM4AgD Challenge: Opening Remarks by the Executive Director

  KM4AgD Challenge: Opening Remarks by Dr Yemi Akinbamijo, Executive Director, FARA Date: 8th September 2021     Colleague Executive Directors of the Sub-Regional Organizations of AS ARECA, CORAF, CCARDESA & NASRO and the Executive Director AFAAS , Prof. Andreas Brandner & Dr Sarah Cummings (Executive Director & Director of Knowledge for Development Partnership – K4DP), Prof. Dr. Kimiz Dalkir,

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9
Sep

ICRISAT receives Africa Food Prize

NAIROBI, KENYA — The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) on Sept. 8 was awarded the 2021 Africa Food Prize for work that has improved food security across 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, a CGIAR Research Center, is a non-profit, non-political public international research organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa

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2
Aug

Five propositions for generating sustainable youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Dr. Paul Boadu The generation of quality jobs as part of regional and national economic growth and development process is central to ensuring sustainable and inclusive growth. As part of efforts to support job creation for the ever-increasing youth population, many countries in the Sub-Saharan regions of Africa have implemented youth employment programmes over the past years. In the

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15
Jul

GFAR Secretariat Welcomes Prof. Dr. Hildegard Lingnau as GFAR Executive Secretary

The Secretariat of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR) has the pleasure of announcing that our leadership structure is now complete, with the onboarding of Prof. Dr. Hildegard Lingnau as Executive Secretary on July 1st. Hildegard will take responsibility for the efficient functioning of the GFAR Secretariat and make sure that the Secretariat supports partners in GFAR’s collective advocacy

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8
Jul

Dr. Warinda Appointed ASARECA Interim Executive Director

By Ben Moses Ilakut ENTEBBE: The ASARECA Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Enock Warinda as the Interim Executive Director of the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA). The appointment that became effective on 20thApril 2021 places Dr. Warinda at the helm of the 14 member country institutions, with a well cut out job for

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6
Jul

Prof. Jalloh Retires After Decades of Service to Africa’s R&D

Published On – 14 June 2021 After nearly 35 years of service to Africa’s research and development (R&D), Prof. Abdulai Jalloh has retired. Professor Jalloh’s career took him through the national agriculture research system of his native Sierra Leone to CORAF, where he served as the Manager of the Natural Resources Management Program (2009–2015) and as its Director of Research and

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22
Apr

High-Level Dialogue on Feeding Africa: Leadership to Scale up Successful Innovations

Despite positive and ongoing gains in economic development in many African countries, hunger is on the rise, impacting some 246 million people. The Covid-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the cracks in the continent’s food systems, already under strain from climate change, conflict and pests. Increased investments and expanded partnerships are urgently needed to promote Africa’s agricultural transformation through

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