A new report highlighting the impacts of ASARECA work during its first operational plan (OP 1) is out. The book titled “ASARECA Operational Plan 1 Impacts”, shows that the change in value of agricultural output for the Eastern and Central Africa (ECA) sub- region over the programme period was positive, with four countries exceeding CAADP targets.
ASARECA Operational Plan 1 Impacts
ASARECA Annual Report 2014
To all our esteemed partners and colleagues, let’s celebrate! ASARECA is 20. Yes, this year—2014, ASARECA made 20 years since itwas established in September 1994. The year is also unique in other ways: It marks the first year of ASARECA’s Second Operational Plan (2014—2018) following the successful completion of the 1st Operational Plan (2009-2013). These two plans are based on the 10-year Strategic Plan (2007-2016), which ASARECA is using as a long term direction for research for development interventions in the sub-region.
ASARECA basket of good summarised in 2013 Annual Report
2013 was a very significant year in ASARECA’s work in mobilising regional collective action to tackle challenges affecting people in Eastern and Central Africa. In 2013, ASARECA ended implementation of the first Operational Plan (OP1), which ran from 2008 - 2013.
ANNUAL REPORT 2010: Technologies without borders: Sharing regional innovations for food security.
The focus of ASARECA has been to increase the efficiency of agricultural research in eastern and central Africa to facilitate economic growth, food security and export competitiveness through productive and sustainable agriculture.
ASARECA Annual Report 2007
The ASARECA Annual Report for the Year 2007. The year when the decision was made to transform ASARECA from its original form and function, to a new form and a new function.
ASARECA Annual report 2009
Theme for Annual report 2009: Generating and scaling out agricultural technologies and innovations for improved livelihoods. 2009 was the year when most of the change processes initiated in 2006 and implemented through to 2008, were completed by ASARECA.
ASARECA Annual Report 2008
The year 2008 was a successful year in terms of consolidating the positive changes being made in ASARECA towards realizing the vision of making ASARECA a “regional leader in agricultural research and development for improved livelihoods in eastern and central Africa.”The governance structure of ASARECA was changed to expand the Board of Directors and include members representing various stakeholders; work on the Constitution and Governance Manual progressed well; and changes in the management of research for development were also complete. All the seven programme managers were recruited but three of them would report early in the following year. In addition, various new organs became functional.
ASARECA Annual report 2011
Pooling regional resources to feed populations: Story titles of highlights of progress made in 2011 include:- Nine drought tolerance genes for maize; Pen-side diagnostic kit for Taenia solium ready for validation; Fifty six (56) striga resistant sorghum lines move towards release; Conserving cassava and sweet potato germplasm for posterity; Vegetables with potential to boost household income and nutrition; Empowering farmers to process fruits for better earnings; Study refutes misconceptions about drylands; Strategies for adapting to climate change; First General Assembly and Getting African information online
Annual report 2012
In 2012, ASARECA took stock of the technologies, innovations and management practices (TIMPs) that it had generated or promoted since 2008. New projects were rolled out to either validate or scale out the most promising of these TIMPs to other ASARECA countries. This was in line with the ASARECA mandate of developing agricultural TIMPs through the collective action of scientists in the member countries, and sharing them as regional public goods in the Sub-region. Highlights are presented in this annual report.