SAA News

Professor Ruth Oniang’o, Chair of SAA board received the honorary doctorate degree on behalf of Ryoichi Sasakawa

Makerere University honors Late Ryoichi Sasakawa

October.22.2018

The late Ryoichi Sasakawa, the founder and the former chairman of Nippon Foundation and one of the founding fathers of Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA), received Honorar...Read more

Dr Mel Oluoch, new Regional Director

Sasakawa Africa Association welcomes new Regional Director

October.17.2018

The Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Mel Oluoch as new Regional Director. Dr Oluoch will be based at the SAA Regional Office...Read more

SAA Appoints New Country Director for Ethiopia

September.10.2018

Dr. Fentahun Mengistu is the new Country Director of SAA/Sasakawa Global-2000 Ethiopia. He has taken over the leadership, as of September 1, 2018, from Dr. Aberra Debelo...Read more

[From left] Mr. Mori (Executive Director of The Nippon Foundation), Mr. Sasakawa (Chairman of  The Nippon Foundation ), Ms. Iseki (Executive Director of SAA), H.E. Mr. Soglo (former President of Benin) and Mr. Yoshimasa Kanayama (President of SAA)

Courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Nicéphore Soglo and H.E. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

September.6.2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MoFA) and The Nippon Foundation co-hosted the Core Group Meeting of the Eminent Persons Group on Peace and Stability in Africa o...Read more

SAA Regional Office and SG 2000 Ethiopia staff welcomed  Mr. Yohei Sasakawa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. ​

Mr.Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, visited Ethiopia

July.25.2018

On 19 July, ​the Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, Mr. Yohei Sasakawa was on transit in Addis Ababa​, Ethiopia​​​ on his way to the Comoros for a working visit​ . SAA st...Read more

Voices from the field

Alhaji Abdu Gana (center), chairman of the Kafin Gana Farmers’ Cooperative.

“ Without SG 2000 intervention, we would have been battling with abject poverty”

May.7.2019 / Nigeria

The Story of the Kafin Gana Farmers’ Cooperative

The Kafin Gana Farmers’ Cooperative, in Jigawa, northwestern Nigeria, began life as a rotating savings and credit asso...Read more

Tige Gelaw, member of the Alen Tesfa women’s agro-processing cooperative group

“They come from great distances to our shop” - The ‘Alen Tesfa’ women’s agro-processing cooperative

April.5.2019 / Ethiopia

Tige Gelaw is from the Awabel woreda of the Amhara region in Ethiopia, bordered on the south by the famous Abay River, known as the Blue Nile. Tige is a member of Alen Te...Read more

Madoudjan Kéita (centre), host farmer of a Foundation Seed Production test plot in the Kayes region, explains test plot practices to National Director of Agriculture, Oumar Maiga

Malian National Director of Agriculture ‘Very Satisfied’ with SAA Interventions

March.20.2019 / Mali

As part of the partnership between SG 2000 Mali and the National Directorate of Agriculture (DNA), national supervisory field visits are held to identify and document ach...Read more

Chairperson Otwani Terensio (middle), Hellen Epuruge (far right) and other members of the Nyarakot Group showcasing their machines.

“ Why don’t you join Sasakawa?” The Story of the Nyarakot Group

February.13.2019 / Uganda

The Nyarakot Farmer Field School 1 is situated in Asinge C of the Nyarakot parish, in Tororo District, Uganda. It consists of 30 members, 18 of whom are women, and its ac...Read more

Dr Fousseyni Cissé (third from left) and his team of researchers visit a demonstration plot

Supporting farmers to produce quality seed

December.22.2018 / Mali

Dr Fousseyni Cissé is a veteran scientist and rice breeder at the Malian Institute of Rural Economy (IER).

SAA works in collaboration with IER to produce quality seed ...Read more

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SAA History Book "Take it to the farmer"

September.23.2016

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September.23.2016

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September.23.2016

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