News And Events

8
Mar

FARA Celebrates Women in AR4D on International Women’s Day

On the occasion of the 2020 International Women’s Day, the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) joins the global community to celebrate the highly adaptable women of science, farmers, agri-preneurs, researchers, leaders, policy makers and many more, who have greatly contributed to advancing AR4D in Africa and beyond. This IWD marks important milestones in Agricultural Research for Development on

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21
Feb

CAADP XP4 Communications teams align on joint actions

The Communications Specialists in the CAADP XP4 institutions have set in motion collaborative working plans towards the implementation of the visibility and communications strategy of the EU-funded project. The CAADP-XP4 aims at strengthening the implementing organisations to collectively support  African countries to contribute to the delivery of  CAADP  results through inclusive regional and international partnerships; production and exchange of climate-relevant

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18
Feb

CAADP XP4 Programme Coordination Panel (PC Panel) for Agricultural Research in Africa Underway in Accra

The 2020 meeting of the programme coordination panel for the Ex-CAADP Pillar IV institutions is being hosted by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), in Accra. As a technical arm of the African Union, FARA is responsible for the advancement and coordination of Agricultural Research for Development in Africa. To effectively play its coordination role, FARA has instituted

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24
Jan

ECOWAS Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Economy and Environment Pledges Support for ARIFA

17th January 2020, Cape Verde. Hon. Sekou SANGARE, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Economy and Environment of the Economic Community of West African States, has pledged his commitment to FARA’s Agricultural Research and Innovation Fellowship for Africa (ARIFA), ahead of its announcement later this year. On the margins of the governing council meeting of CORAF, the Executive Director of FARA,

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15
Nov

ARIFA is the Game-Changer

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), has launched the Brazilian version of the Agricultural Research and Innovation Fellowship for Africa (ARIFA), which will see young Africans equipped with 21st century skills and capacity to innovate. The launch of ARIFA on the margins of the Brazil Africa Forum 2019, currently underway in Sao Paulo, was chaired by Nigeria’s Minister

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23
Oct

FARA AND SROs KICK-START SISTA

As part of the Development Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture (DeSIRA), the European Commission (EC) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are jointly supporting the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) ex-pillar IV Organisations in implementing a science-led and climate relevant agricultural programme; Supporting Implementation of a Science-Led and Climate-Relevant Agricultural Transformation in Africa (SISTA). The Forum for

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13
Oct

PARI and FARA Commence Research to Scale Innovations in the Livestock Sector

12/10/2017–NAIROBI – The Programme for Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation (PARI) and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) have commenced a research action intended to scale innovations in the livestock value chain.

3
Oct

AUDA-NEPAD Renews Partnership with FARA

On 20th September 2019, the Executive Director of FARA Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo led a team of Secretariat staff that met with the leadership of the African Union Development Agency (AUDA)-NEPAD to deliberate on the future partnership between the two organizations.  In this meeting, FARA sought to establish its role in the context of the redefined mandate of AUDA, namely to

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2
Oct

Arewa Research and Development Project Partners with FARA in Agricultural Research and Capacity Development

Within the context of the further scaling up of the Science Agenda, the Arewa Research and Development Project (ARDP), a development platform and think tank in Northern Nigeria, will partner with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) in strategic areas of agricultural research and capacity development. During a courtesy visit on FARA’s Executive Director, Dr Yemi Akinbamijo, ARDP’s

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2
Oct

YIISFWA and FARA Collaborate to Scale Yam Production to Improve Incomes and Livelihoods

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa (YIIFSWA) project, are collaborating to address challenges which impact yam production in the sub-region; and to help improve incomes and livelihoods of value chain actors. The West African sub-region tops the global yam production chart with Nigeria as the leading

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