The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) has announced the postponement of the 8th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW8) themed: “Innovations, Institutions, and People,” earlier scheduled for between 28 and 30 October, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt, just as it pronounced that Egypt will not be the host of this year’s event, any longer.
“The Board of Directors and Management of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), regret to announce to all stakeholders and the general public, that due to circumstances beyond their control, the 8th Africa Agriculture Science Week and FARA General Assembly (GA) which were set to take place from 28th to 30th October 2019, will no longer be held in Cairo, Egypt. A new host country and date will be communicated as soon as they are confirmed,” says a press statement by FARA.
The Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW) and FARA General Assembly are organized every three years and present an opportunity for all stakeholders in African agriculture, Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to reflect on their achievements and develop strategies and actions aimed at enhancing the contribution of STI in agriculture towards accelerating the continent’s economic and social transformation for the next triennium.
Meanwhile, the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) is the African Union`s apex organization responsible for coordinating and advocating for Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) on the continent. Since its inception in 1997, FARA has served as the technical arm of the African Union Commission (AUC) responsible for STI and agriculture.
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