By: Ibenu Sharon (AFAAS), Bridget Kakuwa (CCARDESA), Benjamin Abugri (FARA) 14th August, Kampala – Uganda – With the overarching goal of fostering sustainable agricultural research transformation and rural development across Africa, the importance of strategic alliances and effective resource mobilization cannot be overstated. To this end, the CAADP-XP4 Consortium comprising the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), the African
Dr. Alioune Fall, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Forum for Agriculture Research in Africa, has called on the members of the consortium and all stakeholders to prepare to take up new ways of doing things, particularly in agricultural research and innovation on the continent, in the wake of the corona virus pandemic that has hit the
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
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
Ben Moses Ilakut: As the novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) continues to spread rapidly across the globe, countries across the world have shut down major socio-economic functions, putting livelihoods in a precarious situation. A genuine fear that the worst is yet to come in regards to food and nutrition security is looming. The months of April, May and even the proceeding ones
The Board of Directors and Management of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), wish to announce to the general public and all stakeholders, the 8th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW8), and FARA General Assembly, scheduled for June 15 to 18, 2020 in Accra, Ghana. This year’s event is under the theme, Foresighting Africa’s agri-food systems: innovations, institutions, impact.