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12
Jun

Pre-Feasibility Studies for Zambia-Zimbabwe and Ghana-Côte d’Ivoire CAAP Priority for Amb Sacko – Dr. Edeme

by Daniel Abugre Anyorigya & Benjamin Abugri The Chair of the CAAPs Technical Working Group, Dr. Janet Edeme, says Ambassador Josefa Sacko aims to leave “something tangible for her successor” as her tenure ends in February 2025.  In an interview, Dr. Edeme highlighted Amb. Sacko’s commitment to advancing the CAAPs, particularly the Zimbabwe-Zambia CAIP and Ghana-Côte d’Ivoire Cocoa CAAP, is

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8
May

Addressing declining Soil Fertility in Africa amid population surge

 written by DANIEL ESSIET  fThe challenges posed by declining soil fertility present substantial issues for many African countries, including Nigeria, especially in the light of the continent’s anticipated population growth. With an estimated 2.5 billion people expected to inhabit Africa by 2050, there will be a substantial increase in food consumption, placing further strain on the continent’s already burdened agricultural

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1
May

THE OSWALD HANCILES COLUMN

THE OSWALD HANCILES COLUMN *Monty Jones: The ‘Rice Pope’ * (First published December 31, 2015 in several local newspapers in Sierra Leone. Republished as Monty Jones makes his transition) Monty Jones is indisputably the greatest Sierra Leonean scientist!! Before I interviewed Prof. Monty Jones at his Special Adviser to the President & Ambassador-at-Large office at State House last week, before

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1
May

SIERRA LEONE, AFRICA AND THE WORLD HAVE LOST AN INIMITABLE TRAILBLAZER : REST IN PEACE, PROFESSOR MONTY JONES

By Kabs Kanu Unbelievable. One of the nicest and most humble souls God has ever created, PROFESSOR MONTY JONES, passed away on Sunday. I shivered in shock and disbelief when I was called and told. I worked with him in the last government where he was Minister of Agriculture and Forestry. He was an angel . He was one of

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10
Apr

Enhancing the Soil User “Capacity to Innovate”. The primary pathway to sustainable management of African soil

by Wole Fatunbi It is now street knowledge that the availability of technology is not the central bane to improvement of Africa agriculture and management of the prime production asset, our soil. While technologies is modestly available, bringing the technologies from pilots to scale is still a key problem to overcome. Notable experts in the theory and practice of scaling

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1
Feb

REOI: Individual Consultancy Services to Commission Regional Case Studies on Effective Partnerships for Innovation

 REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT)   Consulting Services: Consultancy Services: Commission Regional Case Studies on Effective Partnerships for Innovation Name of Project: CAADP-XP4 Activity Ref No: CAADP-XP4 Activity: 2.3.5 Procurement Ref: FARA/CAADP-XP4/CS/IC/2024/01 Issue Date: Thursday, February 01, 2024 Submission Deadline: Thursday, February 15, 2024   The CAADP-XP4 program, involving organizations like AFAAS, ASARECA, CCARDESA, CORAF, and FARA, aims

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7
Dec

African experts meet in Kenya to discuss aflatoxin control measures

Experts from 18 African countries on Wednesday, December 6th 2023, opened a two-day meeting in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi to discuss innovative measures that can enhance aflatoxin control in the continent’s food systems. H.E Amb. Josefa Sacko, the commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment of the African Union Commission (AUC), said that aflatoxin presents an

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7
Dec

The Vision of VACS: Considering an Approach for Advancing the African Agriculture and Food Systems Transformation 

By Prof. Wole Fatunbi  The Vision for Adapted Crops and Soil (VACS) is the latest wave in the development thought for Africa’s agriculture, food, and nutrition security. The brain behind VACS is Dr. Carry Fowler, the US special envoy for global food security. Since the beginning of his thoughts, he has aligned it with the thoughts and actions of the

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15
Jun

AATF and FARA sign pact to raise agricultural productivity in Africa.

  [Durban, South Africa, June 8, 2023]:  AATF and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) have signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to raise productivity, competitiveness, and resilience of agriculture in Africa through research, policy advocacy, technological development, delivery, and uptake.   The partnerships agreement will promote generation and uptake of Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) to

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9
Feb

Africa Food Summit Dakar 2: Africa’s Agrifood System and Triple Helix

By Yemi Akinbamijo The year 2023 started on a high note for all African food and nutrition security visionaries and all well-meaning supporters of the Feed Africa initiative. They heeded the call of the President of the African Development Bank to converge at the Feed Africa Summit dubbed Dakar 2 under the high patronage of the President of the Republic

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