News And Events


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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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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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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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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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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African Union To Launch Operational Phase Of The AfCFTA At Summit In Niger

“It goes without saying that the most emblematic of the flagship projects of Agenda 2063 is the African Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA. The AfCFTA has the ambition in the final analysis, to establish a continental market. The idea goes back to 1963, with the establishment of an African Economic Community.”– African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat,

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“FARA is our Business”, New Board Chairperson Assures FARA Staff and Board

The 24th Ordinary session of the Board of Directors of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), ended in Accra, on July 2, 2019; with a call on members to put their best foot forward towards projecting FARA as the leading light in agriculture science, technology and innovation research on the continent. The two-day meeting discussed, among other things,

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FARA Joins Experts to Discuss Research Cooperation for Food Security and Nutrition for Africa

16 – 17 May 2019. Bonn, Germany. Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE). “Shaping the nutritional environment to promote a balanced diet (“Food environments for improved nutrition”.The German Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL) promotes the development of “Research Cooperation for Food Security and Nutrition” with agricultural and nutritional research institutions in partner countries and in Germany.   BLE organized a workshop

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FARA receives CSIR Award

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa was among the recipients of Ghana’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Awards, during a ceremony to honour scientists, champions of science and research and  industry players who have made outstanding contributions to Ghana’s scientific and industrial development over the past 60 years. Held on Friday, 17th May 2019 at the Coconut

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FARA calls for stronger alignment of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Programs to the S3A

Geneva 21st March 2019: With the launch of the Africa Continental Free Area (AfCFTA) negotiations,