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CEA-FIRST, the Consortium Europe Africa on Research and Innovation for Food Systems Transformation Project Kicks off

12 – 14 February 2024. Tema in Accra, Ghana.   The  African Union  and the  European Union  alongside a number of  implementing partners have launched the Consortium Europe-Africa on Research and Innovation for Food Systems Transformation #CEA_FIRST  Project aimed at operationalizing the first priority of the AU-EU High level policy Dialogue (HLPD) focused on AU-EU International Research Consortium on Food …

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6th Africa Wide Extension Week 2023 comes to a close

Dear Stakeholders,After Five days of deliberation with over 50 presentations,10 side events coupled with  networking opportunities, the 6th Africa-wide agricultural extension week has come to a close.  The final day of the Agricultural Extension Week marked the highest point of learning, sharing, and commitment, underscoring the essence of collaborative progress and the future of agricultural extension and …

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Transformative Agricultural Impacts through Digital Connectors in Ugandan and Kenyan Farming Communities

Written by Bella Bashir Kampala-Uganda: The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), in partnership with Ag-Connectors through its Country Chapters in Uganda and Kenya, is spearheading a transformative initiative on Digital connectors for Farming Communities project (DC4FC) in districts of Luweero and Bugiri districts in Uganda, as well as Muranga County in Kenya. The …

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CAADP-XP4 Consortium Strengthens Capacity of Agricultural Stakeholders on Resource Mobilization at a 5-Day IntensiveTraining in Uganda

Authors: Ibenu Sharon (AFAAS), Bridget Kakuwa (CCARDESA), Benjamin Abugri (FARA) 14th August, Kampala – Uganda – With the overarching goal of fostering sustainable agricultural research transformation and rural development across Africa, the importance of strategic alliances and effective resource mobilization cannot be overstated. To this end, the CAADPXP4 Consortium comprising the Forum for Agricultural Research …

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Reviving FAAS Rwanda: A Path Towards Strengthening Agricultural Extension for Sustainable Development

Kigali-Rwanda 12th May: In the pursuit of sustainable development and food security, agricultural extension services play a pivotal role in bridging the knowledge gap between researchers, farmers, and other stakeholders. Recognizing the significance of effective agricultural extension systems, the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) and the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) …

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Uganda launches its 1st National Agricultural Extension Week 2023: Minister challenges actors to embrace innovative approaches

The Uganda Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (UFAAS) in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) launched the National Agricultural Extension week 2023 on 31st March, 2023. Under the theme, “Unveiling innovative pluralistic AEAS approaches: Actors’ resilience and competitiveness for food security …

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Digital Agriculture turns into a profitable Venture for the youth

Kenya agricultural sector needs the young generation to revitalize and enhance agriculture as an enterprise. To thrive in this sector, we need the innovative energy from the young generation. In Murang’a County which is about 100 KM East of Nairobi, it’s refreshing to encounter a team of youth who are passionate about farming. Constant capital …

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East African stakeholders get Knowledge Management Training to Catalyze Improvement in Rural Livelihoods

By Sharon Ibenu (AFAAS), Genevieve Apio (ASARECA), Daniel Peprah (FARA) Kigali-Rwanda: A consortium consisting of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), the Association of Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), and the Eastern Farmers Federation (EAFF) are conducting a five-day training for implementing teams from the National Agricultural Research and Extension …

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Dr Aggrey AGUMYA, Executive Director-Designate for FARA

Accra, Ghana, March 3, 2023 The Board of Directors of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, during its 31st Ordinary session held March 1-3 at the Lancaster Hotel Accra, Ghana, performed one of the key statutory functions of the Board in conducting the successful appointment process of the next Executive Director of FARA. The …

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AFAAS Launches the 6th Africa Wide Agricultural Extension Week 2023, Minister Calls For African Countries To Embrace Climate Smart Agriculture

Abuja-Nigeria: The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar has called for all African countries to embrace climate smart agriculture if they want to see an Africa where food insecurity, malnutrition, and poverty will be reduced and Farmers livelihoods improved. Dr. Abubakar stated this at the Regional Policy Dialogue on Integration of Climate …

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CAADP-XP4 Consortium Reconnect Research to Extension (R2E)

Nairobi-Kenya: The 3rd Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Biennial Report (BR) stressed that “access to quality advisory services in agricultural production is important in all relevant segments of the food system”. There is a line that most Researchers won’t usually cross between the lab and the dusty field, yet that line makes all the difference in making …

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