News And Events

26
Oct

Integrating Knowledge management is a Game changer in Agriculture Research and Development

Marc Ghislain Bappa is a Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist with over six years of work experience with development institutions at national, regional and international levels including the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the Feed the Future Africa Lead II Program and the Expertise France_Investment Climate Reform Facility. He is currently the Knowledge Management Consultant at the

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25
Oct

GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS AND CALL FOR PROPOSALS: The Impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

Background The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was formally established in March 2018 at the 10th Extraordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda. It is one of the key priorities of the Africa Agenda 2063 and a major step towards African continental economic integration. It also featured highly in the political declaration of the fifth

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19
Oct

After the Africa-France Summit, investing together in agroecology

By Alioune Fall Chair of the CIRAD Scientific Council and Board Chair of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa By Elisabeth Claverie de Saint Martin CEO of CIRAD   Africa and France would benefit from working together towards the transition of agri-food systems in the face of the growing challenges of climate change. The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us

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18
Oct

Pathway to Ensure Gender Responsive Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) Policies at the Country level

By Munoko K. Nguru Gender integration into National Investment Plans (NAIPs) across Africa is critical to ensure inclusiveness in the implementation of climate change adaptation interventions in agriculture. Most significantly, women’s participation in agriculture is high, and their output feeds most households in Africa, accompanied by gender gaps in access to information, input, education, technologies, and markets. The CSA continental

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26
Sep

CORAF Appoints Dr. Emmanuel Njukwe as Director of Research and Innovation

CORAF is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Emmanuel Kouopkwa Njukwe as Director of Research and Innovation, effective October 1, 2021. Dr. Njukwe, a national from Cameroon, brings over two decades of experience in research and development with a focus on scaling out innovations to small-holder farmers. Dr. Njukwe was, until his nomination working as country representative of the

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20
Sep

Building the next Generation of Knowledge Managers

Written by: Charles Yoronimu Masereka (YPARD Uganda) Knowledge, a very fundamental requirement for the success of the agriculture sector. According to the Oxford English dictionary, knowledge is “Facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education, the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject”. Doing something that someone is knowledgeable about makes everything, including life so easy. When you have

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20
Sep

Empowering the youth through sharing of indigenous knowledge

Written By:  PAUL ATSU (YPARD Ghana) Indigenous agricultural practices adopted by locals largely depend on traditional knowledge. Such knowledge is common in the agricultural system to preserve the ecosystem and biodiversity. Traditional knowledge has proven to be useful in sustainable food production and the support of human and animal health. Farmers possess a vast pool of indigenous knowledge in agricultural

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10
Sep

KM4AgD Challenge: Opening Remarks by the Executive Director

  KM4AgD Challenge: Opening Remarks by Dr Yemi Akinbamijo, Executive Director, FARA Date: 8th September 2021     Colleague Executive Directors of the Sub-Regional Organizations of AS ARECA, CORAF, CCARDESA & NASRO and the Executive Director AFAAS , Prof. Andreas Brandner & Dr Sarah Cummings (Executive Director & Director of Knowledge for Development Partnership – K4DP), Prof. Dr. Kimiz Dalkir,

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9
Sep

ICRISAT receives Africa Food Prize

NAIROBI, KENYA — The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) on Sept. 8 was awarded the 2021 Africa Food Prize for work that has improved food security across 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, a CGIAR Research Center, is a non-profit, non-political public international research organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa

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2
Aug

Five propositions for generating sustainable youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Dr. Paul Boadu The generation of quality jobs as part of regional and national economic growth and development process is central to ensuring sustainable and inclusive growth. As part of efforts to support job creation for the ever-increasing youth population, many countries in the Sub-Saharan regions of Africa have implemented youth employment programmes over the past years. In the

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