From 8 to 11 April, the Africa-Brazil Agricultural Innovation MarketPlace held its 2014 Forum in Brasilia, Brazil. The objectives of the forum were to: 1) Foster knowledge sharing among African, Latin America & Caribbean and Brazilian AR4D professionals/practitioners; 2) Provide opportunities for learning between current implementers of MKTPlace-supported projects and graduated co-leaders; 3) Provide support in the implementation of Marketplace projects; 4) Discuss mechanisms and options to support scaling up of successful projects that have been completed; 5) Strengthening capacity in project implementation and scaling up/out.
10 projects selected in the first call in 2011 have completed their activities ...... [more]
published: 2014-04-15 | tagged: homepage
The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Dr Kanayo Nwanze hosted the Executive Director of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) Dr Yemi Akinbamijo in his Rome Office on Monday 7th April 2014 during a courtesy call of the latter.
Both heads of institution discussed amongst others the modalities of increasing the collaboration between FARA and IFAD. FARA Executive Director expressed appreciation for the support provided by IFAD in support of the elaboration of the Science Agenda for African Agriculture (S3A) and acceptance by President Nwanze to serve as a member of the FARA High ...... [more]
published: 2014-04-08 | tagged: recent_news
On 3rd and 4th April, 2014 the Platform for African European Partnership on Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD) Steering Committee (CA) met at FARA Secretariat in Accra, Ghana for its ordinary year meeting. The main objective of the meeting was to sign consortium agreement for the additional 4 years extension granted by the EC; validate the technical and financial reports for year 4 of PAEPARD implementation; approve the work plan and budget for year 5; and approve the nomination of the Independent Peer Review Committee (IPRC) needed for the assessment and selection of proposals from consortia and platforms responding to ...... [more]
published: 2014-04-08 | tagged: news
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On behalf of the Chair, Dr Charity Kruger, I wish all our stakeholder and Secretariat Staff the very best of the year 2014. It is a year that promises to be very exciting. The long awaited Strategic Plan has finally kicked in and the MTOP 2 has also become operational in principle. The year opens for all in FARA with a full plate as we hope to roll out a lot of the activities in our MTOP with immediate effect.We are opening our business in 2014 on a high note with a strong anticipation for partnerships, partnerships and more partnerships as we hope to work, pull and deliver as one in 2014. It is in with the new and out with the old as we make the transition from the erstwhile Network Support Functions (NSFs) that has so helped us to make significant progress in the mandate of FARA ...... [more]
published: 2014-01-03 | tagged: ed_corner