FARA co-hosts Stewardship Seminar
21–23 September. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana, organized the Strengthening Capacity for Safe Biotechnology Management in SSA (SABIMA) stewardship awareness creation workshop for policymakers, national agricultural research systems, universities, ministries, CSOs and other stakeholders in the Ghanaian agricultural sector. The workshop created awareness and built capacity for qualitative work on agricultural biotechnology at all stages of the value chain from the laboratory to the consumer. SABIMA is FARA’s flagship project on biotechnology capacity strengthening, under the umbrella of the African Biotechnology and Biosafety Policy Platform (ABBPP). SABIMA is managed by FARA and implemented in six countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Malawi. The project is funded by the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA), based in Switzerland.
The Green Revolution in Africa Forum (GRAF) was held for the first time in Africa. The venue was the Ghana International Convention Centre in Accra. Prof Monty Jones played an active role in the deliberations, which included a panel discussion about the legacy of Dr Norman Borlaug, who passed away last year. Dr Borlaug established the World Food Prize, which was awarded to Prof Jones in 2004, with the money he received when he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his leading role in fomenting the Green Revolution. Dr Borlaug struggled to establish the Green Revolution in Africa for the remainder of his life.
Accra — Experts say food waste accounts for 1.3 billion tonnes every year.
At a time when food security the world and indeed Africa is recovering from food crises, experiencing high population growth rate and struggling to increase productivity, it is pertinent to cut food waste. Experts recommendchecking food expiry ...
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17 May 2013 by Idowu Ejere
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 ...
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9 May, 2013 by Idowu Ejere
2013 marks a decade since African Heads of State and Government (AHSG) endorsed the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) as a strategic framework for the revitalization of the continent's agricultural sector as an engine for economic growth, poverty reduction and the elimination ...
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Biotechnology: Prospects and Challenges for Africa
Signature of the agreement
4 to 8 February 2013.The International Scientific Advisory Board for the International Institute for Biotechnology, a UNESCO Category II, had its inaugural meeting and its scientific session at the University of Nigeria (Nsukka).
A one-day ...
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SEARCH African Agricultural Research Information
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Search for Good Practices and Technologies: Go to the Farmers Corner
Winners of the Women and Young Professionals in Science and the IMPRESSA Awards
Honoris causa for Prof Jones
16 September. The degree of Philosophia Doctor (Honoris causa) was conferred on FARA Executive Director Prof Monty Jones by Dr Khotso Mokhele, Chancellor of the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. In the photo, Prof Jones appears with Prof Frans Swanepoel, Professor of Sustainable Agriculture.
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Admission Certificate for NET Examination - 2012 [from ICAR News]
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Un numro de la Revue Tiers Monde
sous la direction de trois spcialistes dont deux chercheurs du Cirad sur le thme de la mesure du dveloppement.
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Un web document interactif qui fait le point sur le baobab, cet arbre fascinant de Madagascar.
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Madagascar est de nouveau confront une invasion de criquets migrateurs qui menace srieusement les moyens de subsistance et la scurit alimentaire des populations rurales.
Les scientifiques interpellent la communaut internationale sur ce phnomne rcurrent.
updated: 2013-06-18 08:38
Les agents pathognes se dplacent depuis leur lieu de naissance jusqu’ leur site de reproduction. C’est ce que l’on appelle la dispersion. Mais quelle vitesse s’effectue cette dispersion ? C’est pour rpondre cette question qu’une quipe du Cirad vient de mettre au point une mthode fonde ...
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