News And Events

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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26
Sep

FARA-PARI to Create Investment Opportunities for Youth Employment in Africa

The Forum for Agricultural research in Africa (FARA) is collaborating with it partners under the Programme of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation (PARI) which is part of the One-World-No Hunger” (SEWOH) initiative of the German government, to create investment opportunities in the area of Post-harvest and Market-linkages for youth in Africa. FARA is co-leading the study under the Investment Clusters

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25
Sep

Abia State to Adopt Science Agenda and Support 150 Youth in ARIFA

L-R: Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo; Executive Director, FARA, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu; Executive Governor, Abia State, Mr. Endi Ezengwa; Coordinator, Education for Employment. Within the context of FARA’s Holistic Empowerment for Livelihoods Program (HELP), a holistic model driven by global partnership to deliver livelihood by leveraging the South-South & Triangular Cooperation (SSTC), the Abia State of Nigeria has pledged to adopt FARA’s

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12
Sep

Inside FARA

On the Margins of the 2019 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) last week, the FARA Secretariat welcomed diverse organisations to discuss matters relating to Agricultural Research, Science and Innovation in Africa. The Courtesy calls were in line with FARA’s commitment to lead the Science Agenda for Africa’s Agricultural Transformation. I-F:1 I-F:1 Mr. Willem-Albert Toose, Managing Director of Agro Eco West Africa

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24
Jul

CCARDESA Gets New Board of Directors

The Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) has constituted a new board of directors as part of its governance restructuring process. CCARDESA was established by SADC Member States to coordinate the implementation of agricultural research and development (R&D) in the SADC region. As one of the sub-regional organisations under the FARA umbrella, its goal

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