Ephraim Mukisira appointed chair of Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa board
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Ephraim Mukisira appointed chair of Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa board

Ephraim Mukisira, a distinguished agricultural researcher and former director (2005–2014) of the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), now the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation, has been appointed chair of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) Board of Directors. Continue reading

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African women feeding Africa

Below are some highlighted remarks made by Vicki Wilde, director of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), based in Nairobi, Kenya, at a presentation she made at the sixth Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW6), organized by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), in Accra, Ghana, 15-20 July 2013. A full transcript of … Continue reading

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Jimmy Smith and Frank Rijsberman speak out at FARA’s Africa Agriculture Science Week

ILRI director general Jimmy Smith (left) confers with Kanayo Nwanze, president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) at the 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW6), in Accra, Ghana, 15–20 Jul 2013, organized by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu). During the just-concluded sixth Africa Agriculture Science Week … Continue reading

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Voices from the sixth Africa Agriculture Science Week 2013

Change mindsets, embed policymaking, make efficient use of declining biomass, engage the private sector. These and other recommendations of four participants attending the ongoing sixth Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW6) are captured in this short (2:40-minute) video. This science week, organized by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), is being held in Accra, … Continue reading

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Multi-stakeholder innovation in Africa: Dairy and beef cases feature in new report from FARA

The Forum on Agricultural Research in Africa just published a new report on agricultural innovation in sub-Saharan Africa: experiences from multiple-stakeholder approaches. The report draws together case experiences across Africa with an ‘integrated agriculture research for development (IAR4D) approach’ that brings together multiple actors along a commodity value chain to address challenges and identify opportunities … Continue reading

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Intensifying crop-tree-livestock systems while adapting to climate change

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Ramadjita Tabo reflects on crop-livestock research in West Africa … Livestock research in West Africa has made good progress in the past years. With the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, I collaborated extensively with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the International Institute … Continue reading

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Experts warn rapid losses of Africa’s native livestock threaten continent’s food supply

Resilient disease-resistant, ‘ancient’ West African cattle among breeds at risk of extinction as imported animals supplant valuable native livestock Urgent action is needed to stop the rapid and alarming loss of genetic diversity of African livestock that provide food and income to 70 percent of rural Africans and include a treasure-trove of drought- and disease-resistant … Continue reading