News And Events

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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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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