FARA launches agricultural research and innovation fellowship

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The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) has announced the launch of call for submission of applications for its inaugural Agricultural Research and Innovation Fellowship for Africa (ARIFA).

The Agricultural Research and Innovation Fellowship for Africa (ARIFA) is the capacity development component of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa’s Holistic Empowerment for Livelihoods Program (HELP).

“ARIFA aims to produce a new generation of fit-for-purpose workforce to re-engineer African agri-food sector to provide the change factor for rapid agricultural transformation in the next 10 years, using the Integrated Agricultural Research for Development (IAR4D) approach,” says a public statement published on FARA`s website.

“By this inaugural call, FARA and the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM-Bari), Italy,  invite applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates for fully funded training at Masters level and Advanced Short  Courses in Agricultural Research and Innovation with focus in the following areas:

“Land and Water Resource Management; Precision Integrated Pest Management for Fruit and Vegetable Crops; and Mediterranean Organic Agriculture. Others are Sustainable Development of Coastal Communities; Innovation & Youth Entrepreneurship in the Mediterranean Agri-food Sector,” the statement concluded.

 

The deadline for submission of application for the fellowship is June 30, 2019. Interested candidates can apply here

 

 

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