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Building on the Great Work of FARA

It feels like the second leg of a relay race. Every coach places a strong athlete at the first leg to avail a strong head start. This is the feeling that is in the air at our Secretariat since Saturday 20th July when I was inaugurated.
Amb (Prof) Monty Jones ...

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published: 2013-07-24 | tagged: ed_corner

FARA Board, Management and Staff Welcome Delegates to the 6th AASW

The Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW) is intended to create an open space for networking and exchange of information and knowledge on agricultural innovations and on topical issues with a bearing on agricultural research and development. In reflecting on a theme for the sixth edition of this triennial event, it ...

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published: 2013-07-08 | tagged: ed_corner

Africa feeding Africa

MDG goal one aims to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger by halving, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people living on less than $1.25 a day. The target of reducing extreme poverty rates by half was met five years ahead of the 2015 deadline when the global poverty ...

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published: 2013-05-18 | tagged: ed_corner

Linking Science and Technology to Food Security in Africa

In this era of globalization and knowledge driven development, science and technology (S&T) is a major prerequisite for attaining competitiveness and broad-based economic growth. Hence, the widening of development gaps between nations and regions which are technologically advanced, and those which are not.
The development, dissemination and adaptation of ...

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published: 2013-02-24 | tagged: ed_corner

New Year Wishes

As 2013 ushers in the International Year of Water Cooperation, this presents another avenue for Africa to renew its efforts, towards attaining agricultural productivity, food sufficiency and sustainable development. More than 200 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa still go to bed hungry, a bulk of these poor and vulnerable people ...

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published: 2013-01-15 | tagged: ed_corner

FARA Lauds New Australian Food Security Research Center

The launch of the Australian International Food Security Centre (AIFSC) last month ushered in a new momentum in north-south partnership for development. The forum is the first time that such a high level delegation of African Agriculture Ministers, bureaucrats, researchers, policy makers and extensionists will come together with Australian counterparts ...

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published: 2012-12-10 | tagged: ed_corner

Prof. Monty Jones’ Reflections on GCARD 2

The second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2) took place in Punta del Este, Uruguay last week, attended by around 800 participants from across the world ( This biennial event is jointly organized by GFAR and the CGIAR consortium.  The theme for GCARD 2 ...

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published: 2012-11-09 | tagged: ed_corner