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ASARECA Board Chair and TARI DG, Dr. Mkamilo is dead

BY BEN MOSES ILAKUT ASARECA Board of Directors Chairman, Dr. Geoffrey Mkamilo is dead. Makamilo, who until recently was the Director General Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), died on the morning of Saturday March 2, 2024 at Benjamin Mkapa Hospital Dodoma, Tanzania.   Announcing Dr. Mkamilo’s passing on, ASARECA Board of Directors Vice Chairman, Ambassador Kipyego Cheluget said, “The ASARECA fraternity, which includes the Council of Patron Ministers, the General Assembly, the Board...


Agriculture Ministers Commit to Clear USD 2 Million Arrears to Finance Joint Initiatives

BY BEN MOSES ILAKUT NAIROBI, KENYA: Agriculture Line Ministers from 15 ASARECA Member States on February 15, 2024 committed to establish, support and finance a Regional Innovation Fund to resource Regional Mega-Priority Projects and Regional Centres of Excellence implemented by the Member States and Coordinated by the ASARECA Secretariat. The commitment came through a Joint Communiqué by Ministers of Agriculture at the end of the 3rd ASARECA Council of Patron Ministers meeting,...


ASARECA Agriculture Ministers hold 3rd ASARECA Council of Patron Ministers’ Meeting in Kenya

 BY BEN MOSES ILAKUT NAIROBI, KENYA: Agriculture Line Ministers from 15 ASARECA Member States have held the 3rd ASARECA Council of Patron Ministers (3rd CPM) Meeting in Kenya’s Capital, Nairobi. The Meeting of the highest Governing Organ of the Association with a clear mandate to provide guidance to ASARECA on regional and national strategic matters in Agricultural Research for Development was held on February 15, at Safari Park Hotel, in Nairobi. The...


Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary Officially Announces ASARECA Agriculture Ministers Meeting

Hon. Mithika Linturi briefing Media in his Office in Nairobi, Kenya. BY BEN MOSES ILAKUT & GENEVIEVE APIO   NAIROBI, KENYA: “Africa is endowed with water, food, resilient varieties, fantastic climate, and a youthful population. We Africans must therefore leverage on our strength to produce enough food to feed ourselves and the whole world,” Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development Hon. Mithika Linturi said on Monday.   3rd CPM Announced Announcing the...


Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary Meets ASARECA Board ahead of Agriculture Ministers Meeting

NAIROBI, KENYA: Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture and Livestock Development, Hon. Mithika Linturi has pledged total support to ASARECA in mobilising resources to fund mooted Regional Agricultural Research for Development Programmes under the Regional Centres of Excellence model.


ASARECA Board of Directors meet a head of the 3rd ASARECA Council of Patron Ministers’

NAIROBI, KENYA: The ASARECA Board of Directors is meeting in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, ahead of the planned ASARECA Council of Patron Minister Meeting.


Kenya to Host 3rd ASARECA Council of Patron Ministers’ Meeting

                                  BY BEN MOSES ILAKUT NAIROBI, KENYA: The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, the Republic of Kenya in collaboration with the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) will hold the 3rd ASARECA Council of Patron Ministers Meeting on February 15, 2024 at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The ASARECA Council of Patron Ministers (CPM) is the highest Organ of the Association with a clear mandate...


Uganda’s Agriculture State Minister meets ASARECA Executive Director

KAMPALA: The Minister of State for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, the Republic of Uganda, Hon. Fred Bwino Kyakulaga received ASARECA Executive Director, Dr. Enock Warinda at his Offices in the capital, Kampala.


ASARECA ED hosts Ugandan Rural farmers in Entebbe

ENTEBBE: ASARECA Executive Director, Dr. Enock Warinda received leaders of a farmer group in Eastern Uganda on Monday January 29, 2024 at ASARECA Secretariat offices in Entebbe, Uganda. 


ASARECA, Nile Basin Discourse forge partnership on Water and Agriculture

ASARECA Executive Director, Dr. Enock Warinda on 18 January 2024 held discussions with the Nile Basin Discourse Regional Manager, Eng . Sylvester Anthony Matemu at ASARECA secretariat offices in Entebbe, Uganda.