13 March 2019. Cairo. The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation launched the official site of the 8th African Agriculture Science Week (AASW8) and the FARA General Assembly (GA).
Thanking the Egyptian Government, the Executive Director of FARA, Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo stated that the launching of the website was taking place following significant progress and partnership in FARA’s engagement with ARC since the signing of the agreement of the hosting right with the Egyptian government. Dr. Akinbamijo further conveyed the goodwill message of FARA’s Board Chair, Dr. Ephraim Mukisira, who expressed FARA’s gratitude for the unflinching support of the Arab Republic of Egypt and show of commitment in hosting the event.
The theme for the 8th African Agriculture Science Week is Innovations, Institutions and People. The AASW and FARA GA meeting is the principal forum for all stakeholders in African agriculture Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to reflect on their achievements and craft strategies and actions aimed at enhancing the contribution of agriculture STI towards accelerating the continent’s economic and social transformation. This event is organized every three years. The last such event, the 7th AASW and FARA GA, were held in Kigali, Rwanda in June 2016.