News And Events

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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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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24
Jul

Nigeria is Africa’s Litmus Test for Biotechnology – FARA ED

The Executive Director of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Dr Yemi Akinbamijo, has called the Nigerian government to enlarge its capacity to deploy science for the agricultural sector. Akinbamijo made the observation on Tuesday during a virtual conference organised by the Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) and the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA). The conference, which

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23
Jul

Nigeria plans to conduct COVID-19 tests for five million farmers — Minister

The Nigerian government said it has concluded plans to carry out COVID-19 tests for five million Nigerian farmers across the different regions in the country. This was disclosed by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, on Tuesday, while delivering his keynote speech on the theme, ‘Technological interventions in mitigating impacts of COVID-19’, during a virtual meeting with major

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23
Jul

Hat Trick For Rice Farmers In Ghana—FARA Researcher

By: Reuben Quainoo Rice is one of the staple foods in Ghana and is used to prepare different kinds of dishes. It is usually the dominant food on the menu of most restaurants and roadside eateries in the county. As such, there is a high demand for the crop in the crop in the country and in the sub-region in

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10
Jul

Leveraging Foresight to Achieve Agenda 2063: What FARA Brings to the Table

The Director of Research and Innovations at the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Dr. Irene Annor-Frempong has called on stakeholders and other actors in the agricultural research for development (AR4D) space, to take advantage of advancements in foresight, in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic, to push towards the achievement of Africa’s Agenda 2063; achieving food and

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9
Jul

Procurement transparency under threat amidst COVID-19 crisis in Africa – The way forward

Making headlines in most media spaces are the heroic deeds of frontline health workers and the tenacity of the health sector in dealing with the novel COVID-19 pandemic. But can they really do this alone? Of course not! At the backstage is their often uncelebrated backbone –the PROCUREMENT SECTOR– providing not only the health sector with the necessary logistics to

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3
Jul

“Sometimes A Lot is Not Enough”- FARA Boss Urges Proactive Local Investment in Agricultural Research

The Executive Director of the Forum for Agricultural research in Africa (FARA), Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo has reiterated the call for local investment in agricultural research on the continent. Dr. Akinbamijo was speaking at the African Union Semi-Arid Food Grain Research and Development (AU-SAFGRAD) conference on Thursday, on Innovative financing Mechanism for Agricultural Research and Development in Africa. The conference which

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24
Jun

Deploying Foresight in Responding to COVID-19: the AFA Approach

The Africa Foresight Academy has launched its virtual Food System foresight platform. This is a series of webinars engaging several hundreds of stakeholders and participants from the sub-regional agricultural research organizations implementing the EU-funded CAADP XP4 programme, as well as other organizations and individuals from academia, civil society, governmental and non-governmental agencies. Moderating the opening session of the maiden edition

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24
Jun

Covid-19 disrupts Nigeria’s sweet potato success story

The crisis has hit the supply chain really hard, affecting the flow of agro-commodities. People are too scared to visit the crowded food markets and we have no choice but to accept whatever price we are being offered. Seyi Ajibare laments the impact of Covid-19 on her thriving agribusiness in Osun state, southwestern Nigeria. Seyi is a young female farmer

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