SARD-SC project, changing lives and giving women a voice in Sierra Leone

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

The SARD- SC project conducted a ten- day gender outcomes harvesting in Sierra Leone,recently to assess how the project has contributed to economic and social empowerment of women organized around cassava processing units and how this achievement reinforced complementarities between men and women engaged in cassava value chain as equal partners. It was also to assess how the beneficiaries of project interventions have brought about social developmental outcomes. Agriculture is the main stay of the country and economy, with a subsistence ...

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Project showcases technological innovations and commodity value chains products at FARA

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

The SARD-SC project participated in the exhibition of agricultural goods and services during the recently held Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW) and FARA general Assembly held in Kigali, Rwanda. Project posters detailing commodity value chain achievements of rice, cassava, maize and wheat were copiously and conspicuously displayed in the SARD-SC booths. The rice value chain commodity screened its various technological innovations and developments on a flat screen television for the viewing pleasure of participants. The flagship of the innovations, the ...

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Project side event highlights contributions to food security through commodity value chain achievements at FARA

Friday, June 24th, 2016

In consonance with the theme of this year’s FARA event, Apply Science, Impact livelihoods, which focuses on the operationalization of science agenda in Africa’s agricultural research and how to enhance its contribution to the continental agenda for accelerated economic and social transformations, the SARD-SC project, funded by the AfDB held a side event on the topic, SARD-SC contributing to food and nutrition security in Africa. The purpose of the side event was to highlight the achievements of the project in ...

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Africa must develop its agro business for economic growth and social transformation- FARA Boss

Friday, June 24th, 2016

“Let’s change the way we do business, Agriculture is beyond the farm gate and selling the raw produce which constitute only 10 % of business in agriculture. The profit is in the value chain,” says Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, the Executive Director of FARA. He made these remarks at the recently held 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW) and the FARA General Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda from 13-16 June 2016. The event was organized by the Forum for Agricultural Research and ...

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