The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) led a delegation of stakeholders in agricultural research and development (AR&D) to the Republic of Cuba from 22 – 26 September 2014 to meet with Cuban authorities to discuss avenues for partnership and collaboration between African and Cuban AR&D institutions and agribusiness enterprises. The mission was led by Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, FARA’s Executive Director and accompanied by Dr. Emmanuel Tambi, FARA’s Head of Policy and Advocacy; Dr. Emmanuel Okogbenin, Director of Research and Technology of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), Nairobi, Kenya; Prof. Timothy Simalenga, Executive Director of ...... [more]
published: 2014-10-06 | tagged: homepage
FARA is participating in the CORAF/WECARD 4th Agriculture Science Week taking place from 16-20 June 2014 in Niamey, Niger.
FARA’s participation in this important event is focused on three main activities, namely: (i) an exhibition stand, (ii) the launch of the book ‘Unlocking the Potential for Integrated Agricultural Research for Development (IAR4D) in the Savannah of West Africa’; and (iii) official launch of the CORAF/WECARD Network for Management of Agricultural Information and Communication (REGICA).
Through the exhibition stand, several publications were disseminated to hundreds of participants that visited the FARA booth. A special package was handed ...... [more]
published: 2014-06-19 | tagged: recent_news
Washington, DC, April 23, 2014. The signing by FARA and the World Bank of an amendment to extend FARA’s Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) grant agreement for a further five years took place on April 23, 2014 at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC. This provides an additional $19 million to FARA’s MDTF, which represents the first contribution to be received from the European Commission. The signing ceremony was presided over by Dr. Colin Bruce, Director Regional Integration Africa Region, on behalf of the Bank, and by Dr Yemi Akinbamijo, Executive Director of FARA. The event was witnessed ...... [more]
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It is my pleasure to update our stakeholders and partners on the recent developments within the Secretariat and within the Forum in general.
In the past few months we have witnessed significant developments and interventions at different levels geared toward the achievement of our objectives for the year 2014.
The FARA Secretariat staff retreat was organized in January to discuss and build a shared understanding of our new strategic orientation as well as strengthen our commitment as a team has helped the new leadership touch base with the staff and laid the ground for more efficient working relationships among the staff.
I am happy to report that with the Board’s endorsement and guidance, the process initiated for the brand enhancement strategies of FARA is gaining momentum since the recruitment of the firm engaged to assist FARA undergo this critical and essential exercise, aimed at increasing its visibility and repositioning ...... [more]
published: 2014-01-03 | tagged: ed_corner