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Stimulating Collective Action to Scale-up Climate Smart Agriculture (SCA) Practices in Africa

A well-attended back-to-back CSA and FS CSA workshop kicked off at the World Agroforestry Center in Nairobi, Kenya today 31st March 2014. The workshop is co-organized by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA), the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) and ...

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published: 2014-04-02 | tagged: homepage

FARA to Provide Evidence to support Africa’s Position on CFS Principles on Responsible Agricultural Investments

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) held a two-day regional consultation on the Zero Draft of the Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investment (RAI) in the context of food and nutrition security in Africa. The consultation held in November 2013 was organized to receive feedback from a broad range of ...

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published: 2014-01-06 | tagged: homepage

FARA to Provide Evidence to support Africa’s Position on CFS Principles on Responsible Agricultural Investments

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) held a two-day regional consultation on the Zero Draft of the Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investment (RAI) in the context of food and nutrition security in Africa. The consultation held in November 2013 was organized to receive feedback from a broad range of ...

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published: 2014-01-06 | tagged: homepage

FARA at the EU-Africa High Level Policy Dialogue on Science, Technology and Innovation, Brussels, 28-29 November 2013

The EU-Africa high level policy dialogue on science, technology and innovation (STI) which was held from 28th to 29th November, 2013 in Brussels is a timely event in view of the attention that STI is attracting in the growth and development policies for both regions 

On one hand, the African ...

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published: 2013-12-16 | tagged: homepage

FARA Champions the Discussion on Agricultural Research and Development at the Brazil-Africa Leadership Forum 2013

The South-South partnership is fast becoming vital to the development of the Africa continent in the coming years; this is in the light of the emerging development of these regions and growing trade between Africa and the countries in the South. Africa seems to stand at the center of the ...

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published: 2013-12-09 | tagged: homepage

FARA Contributes to the Africa-Britain-China Partnership to Advance Agricultural Research and Development in Africa

The tripartite partnership between Africa - Britain –China (ABC) for agricultural research and development was initiated in 2012 and since its brokerage; it has gone through series of negotiation, talks and agreements. The sole aim of the partnership is to foster sustainable development of Africa agriculture through exchange of knowledge, technologies ...

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published: 2013-12-05 | tagged: homepage

FARA presents draft Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (S3A) to the President of IFAD H.E. Dr. Kanayo Nwanze

The Secretariat of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) in collaboration with the Sub-regional organizations (ASARECA, CCARDESA, CORAF/WECARD), the CGIAR, the World Bank and other extension and education institutions (AFAAS, ANAFE and RUFORUM) are currently developing a Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (S3A) that will provide ...

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published: 2013-12-02 | tagged: homepage

FARA BOARD MEETS IN ACCRA

The Board of Directors of FARA met in Accra for its 13th ordinary meeting from 25-26 November 2013.  The meeting was chaired by Dr. Charity Kruger who was presiding for the first time since her appointment as the Chairperson of FARA by the FARA General Assembly on 20th July 2013 ...

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published: 2013-11-28 | tagged: homepage

Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa goes one Notch Higher

As one of the five work streams emanating from the Dublin Process, the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (S3A) is now set to become the blueprint for African agricultural research for development strategy. It is the de facto descriptor of the science that Africa needs to deliver the aspirations ...

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published: 2013-11-20 | tagged: homepage

FARA Supports a Consultative Dialogue on the Path to Prosperity in Sierra Leone

The economy of the Republic of Sierra Leone has for a long time been tied to investments in the mining sector with emphasis on diamonds, bauxite and iron ore. With more than 60% of the population deriving a living from an agricultural sector that is blessed with abundant arable land ...

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published: 2013-11-12 | tagged: homepage

FARA Convenes Dialogue between Africa’s Agricultural Knowledge Institutions and Development Partners in Abuja

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria organized a dialogue between Africa’s agricultural knowledge institutions and Development Partners in Abuja on 1st November 2013 to explore ways of scaling up investments ...

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published: 2013-11-05 | tagged: homepage

Agricultural innovation facilitator’s reflection and exchange convening

The Platform for African-European Partnership on Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD II) Project brings together networks in Africa and Europe with the objective of enhancing more equitable, more demand-driven and mutually beneficial African-European innovation partnerships for mitigating poverty through inclusive agricultural research for development (ARD) that impacts on the lives ...

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published: 2013-10-28 | tagged: homepage

Australian High Commissioner to Ghana visits FARA Secretariat

The Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, H.E. Joanna Adamson paid a courtesy visit to the FARA Secretariat on 3 October 2013 to congratulate the Executive Director of FARA, Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo on his appointment and to discuss opportunities for strengthening the partnership between FARA and the Australian government. She ...

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published: 2013-10-04 | tagged: homepage

Charity Mutegi of IITA wins the 2013 Norman Borlaug Award for Research on Aflotoxin

Dr Charity Mutegi, a Research Scientist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has been honored with the 2013 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application.  
The award is endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation in memory of the ground breaking work of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Norman ...

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published: 2013-09-11 | tagged: homepage

FARA Holds E-Consultation on the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (S3A)

FARA is leading the process of the development of the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (dubbed ‘Science Agenda’), an Africa owned and African led process intended to provide a long-term strategic framework that will articulate and prioritize the science, technology and innovations that African needs in order to achieve ...

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published: 2013-08-29 | tagged: homepage

FARA IITA RECONFIRM COMMITMENT TO BOOST AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY IN AFRICA THROUGH SCIENTIFIC INNOVATIONS

The Executive Director of FARA, Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo paid a courtesy visit to Dr Nteranya Sanginga, Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan where both leaders reconfirmed their commitment to redouble institutional efforts and boost the agricultural sector in Africa.
Speaking on the theme: The ...

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published: 2013-08-23 | tagged: homepage

6th Africa Agriculture Science Week ushers in a New Era in FARA as New Chairperson and Executive Director are Appointed

The 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW), hosted by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), in collaboration with the Government of Ghana, closed (20th July) amid fanfare and celebrations.
This was the most well attended AASW ever, with 1,334 participants attending including Ministers, Parliamentarians, Scientific Researchers, Farmers ...

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published: 2013-07-24 | tagged: homepage

VICE- PRESIDENT OF GHANA DECLARES THE 6TH AFRICA AGRICULTURE SCIENCE WEEK OPEN

19th July, 2013: The 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW), has officially been opened by His Excellency PaaKwesiAmissah Arthur, Vice President of the Republic of Ghana. AASW, hosted by The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), in collaboration with the Government of Ghana, has brought together over 1,300 ...

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published: 2013-07-19 | tagged: homepage

AWARD – FARA Media Contest Draws Dozens of Entries

African journalists from nine countries (Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe) submitted stories for the AWARD-FARA Media Competition that closed on June 7.According to Karen Homer, AWARD Communications Manager “we received an impressive selection of articles from 29 hard-working journalists, who are obviously keen ...

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published: 2013-06-12 | tagged: homepage

Launch of the 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week in Accra

As the target date draws nearer for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), food and nutrition insecurity remain cardinal problems especially in Africa.  Africa has a great potential to feed itself given that 60% of its arable land remains un-utilized and the remaining 40% bear crops with low ...

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published: 2013-05-18 | tagged: homepage