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ASARECA Newsletter Vol.53 : Taking the Path towards Sustainable Agriculture Financing

Dear AR4D colleagues, During the May 2023 ASARECA Agriculture Ministerial Conference (AAMC), the Ministers, among other things, resolved to ensure that Member States would take responsibility for financial sustainability of the Association by clearing all outstanding membership arears. Over the last two months, the ASARECA Board of Directors Vice-Chairman, Ambassador Kipyego...

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ASARECA Newsletter Vol.52 : Taking deliberate steps towards agricultural transformation

Dear AR4D colleagues, The story of Ethiopia’s move to wheat self-sufficiency is an inspiring African Story that must be told whenever it is opportune.  The second largest wheat producer in Africa, Ethiopia was faced with a wheat demand curve, which was outstripping domestic supply and forced the country to cover about...

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ASARECA Newsletter Vol.51 : Keeping the Youth and Women in Focus in AR4D agenda

Dear AR4D colleagues, This is yet another opportunity to bring you up-to-speed with what is happening in the Agricultural Research for Development landscape. This month, we held a four-day Policy Dialogue on Promoting Gender and Climate Responsiveness in Agricultural Policy Formulation and Implementation in Nairobi, Kenya. During the dialogue, it emerged...

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ASARECA Newsletter Vol.50 : Defining ASARECA’s Strategic Priorities for Next Five Years

Dear AR4D colleagues, ASARECA is in the process of developing its Second Medium Term Operational Plan One (MTOP-1) for the next five years (2024-2028). ASARECA is operating under a ten-year Strategy covering the period 2019-2028. The Strategy is operationalized using two Medium-Term Operational Plans, each covering five years. ASARECA developed the...

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ASARECA Newsletter Vol.49 : Turning water scarcity into a tool for resilience

Dear AR4D colleagues, This month we joined our Egyptian partners, Heliopolis University, in a workshop to validate Best Management Practices with Egyptian stakeholders, including farmers under the WATDEV Project. The  objective of the meeting held in Sekem Farm in Belbeis, was to create awareness to enhance the implementation of selected Best Management Practices...

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ASARECA Newsletter Vol.47 : Uganda Announces ASARECA Ministerial Conference

Dear AR4D colleagues, The Government of Uganda on May 16 announced that the country was set to host the ASARECA Agriculture Ministerial Conference (AAMC), which will take place at Speke Resort, Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda, on 17th – 19th May 2023. Addressing the country at Uganda Government Media Centre in the Capital, Kampala, the...

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ASARECA Newsletter Vol.46 : You are Welcome to Participate in the ASARECA Agriculture Ministerial Conference (AAMC)

Dear delegates, The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is a Sub-Regional Inter-Governmental Organization of the National Agricultural Research and Extension Systems (NARES) of 14 Member States namely: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda,...

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