The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa`s 8th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW8) is now scheduled to hold between 15 and 18 June, 2020 in Accra, Ghana, under the theme: “Innovations, Institutions, and People.” AASW8 was earlier scheduled to hold between 28 and 30 October, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt, before it was postponed indefinitely and later rescheduled.
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 Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in agriculture.
“The Board of Directors and Management of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), wish to announce to the general public and all stakeholders, the 8th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW8) and FARA General Assembly, scheduled for June 15 to 18, 2020 in Accra, Ghana,” says a public statement by FARA. “This year’s event is themed Foresighting Africa’s agri-food systems: innovations, institutions, impact.”
The Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW) and FARA General Assembly (GA), which is being organized every three years, presents an opportunity for all stakeholders in African agriculture, Science, Technology and Innovation 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.
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