News And Events

13
May

APPSA Partners with 41,300 Lead Farmers to Fast-track Dissemination of Agricultural Technologies to more than 750,000 Households

The Agricultural Productivity Programme for Southern Africa (APPSA) worked with a total of 41,300 lead farmers in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia who conveyed technologies, innovations, and management practices to their fellow farmers in their respective communities benefiting more than 750,000 households. Launched in 2013, APPSA was a six-year project supported by the World Bank to promote a regional approach to

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21
Apr

New IFAD fund launched to help prevent rural food crisis in wake of COVID-19

Rome, 20 April 2020 – With the COVID-19 pandemic and economic slowdown threatening the lives and livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable people, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today committed US$40 million, and launched an urgent appeal for additional funds, to support farmers and rural communities to continue growing and selling food. IFAD’s new multi-donor fund, the COVID-19 Rural

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17
Apr

COVID-19: FAO and African Union commit to safeguarding food security amid crisis

Regional body and UN agency join forces to minimize lockdown’s impact on the continent where one in five goes hungry 16 April 2020, Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the African Union (AU) and international partners today described the food and agriculture system as “an essential service that must continue to operate during periods of

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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.