Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Friday, January 20, 2012

FARA hosts seminal meeting on capacity building

A stakeholder consultation & project inception workshop on Scientific and institutional capacity building to improve agricultural production and food security in partner countries in sub-Saharan Africa was held at the FARA Secretariat 9-12 January 2012. Opening presentations were delivered by Dr David S Jackson, Associate Dean & Professor, and Prof Thomas Hoegemeyer, Professor of Practice University, both of the University of Nebraska; Prof SK Offei, Provost of the College of Agriculture & Consumer Sciences, University of Ghana – Legon; and Dr Ramadjita Tabo, Deputy Executive Director, FARA.
With a view toward addressing food security needs and escalating food prices by providing good education for current and future African agricultural scientists and producers, FARA is partnering with the University of Nebraska and the University of Ghana-Legon to pioneer a capacity building project to strengthen agricultural education and training in African countries. Click here to read the Concept Note.

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