NEWS
September.1.2021

Sasakawa Africa Association develops new strategy 2021-2025

Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) has developed a new Strategic Plan spanning across the next five years (2021-2025) in response to the changing face of agriculture in Africa, and partly driven by the challenges of climate change.

Country Director of SAA Mali Mali meets the dean of CAA Samé in the CAA Samé meeting room
NEWS
September.1.2021

Government of Mali opens Agricultural Extension diploma program at the Agricultural Colleges (CAA) in M’Pessoba and Samé using the SDDC model of SAA

The Government of Mali through its National Directorate of Agriculture has decided to adopt the SAFE Demand-Driven Curriculum (SDDC) to train diploma holders in Agricultural Extension at SAME College of Agriculture. This is a follow up on the Agricultural Extension mid-career training program at M'pessoba Agricultural College, opened in 2020 by the Malian government, and a significant endorsement and acceptance of the SDDC training model. This is a two-year program for the training of diplo...

A lady enjoying vitamin A sweet potato and vegetables in Bugiri District, Uganda
NEWS
August.17.2021

A partnership Agreement with HarvestPlus concluded to scale up Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture

The Sasakawa Africa Association and HarvestPlus, a program of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), has entered into a partnership agreement through a Memorandum of Understanding which aims to scale up nutrition sensitive Agriculture in Africa through promotion of biofortified food crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals. The partnership aims to build sustainable food systems that bridges the gap between agriculture and nutrition by designing and implementing practical a...

NEWS
August.9.2021

SAA-IFPRI organized UNFSS Independent Dialogue: The Critical Role of Agricultural Extension in Advancing the 2030 Agenda: Lessons from the Field and Empirical Evidence

The Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) convened United Nations Food System Summit (UNFSS) independent dialogue on August 6, 2021. The virtual event discussed how agricultural extension and advisory services can support the Sustainable Development Goals, drawing on lessons from the field and empirical evidence in Africa and elsewhere. Stakeholders shared their expert knowledge, engaged in group discussions to come up wi...

EVENT
July.29.2021

<Register now! > IFPRI-SAA will co-organize UN World Food Security Summit Independent Dialogue (online) on August 6

On August 6, SAA and IFPRI will be co-organizing UN World Food Security Summit Independent Dialogue: The Critical Role of Agricultural Extension in Advancing the 2030 Agenda: Lessons from the Field and Empirical Evidence.

NEWS
July.20.2021

SAA-Mali co-organized the national dialogue on Malian food systems in Bamako

BAMAKO: On Friday July 16th, 2021, Sasakawa Africa Association - SAA co-organized with the Ministry of Rural Development and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture – RUFORUM, the national dialogue on Malian food systems at the Azalai Hotel in Bamako. The event was hybrid (face to face and online).

PUBLICATION
July.1.2021

Annual Report FY2020 is now available!

Annual Report FY2020 is now available!

SAA President Dr. Kitanaka visits  Makerere University for collaborative initiatives
NEWS
July.1.2021

SAA President Dr. Kitanaka visits Makerere University for collaborative initiatives

The visit of Dr. Kitanaka and SAA HQ team to the college of Agricultural and Environment sciences of Mekerere University, Uganda has been featured in their website.

Final year students of Bahir Dar University with lecturers and SAA staff, during SEPs workshop
NEWS
June.20.2021

55 midcareer students of Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia presented their Supervised Enterprise Projects (SEPs)

Supervised Enterprise Projects (SEPs) is a unique aspect of SAFE program which requires the students to work on action-based research with an aim to solve problems encountered by farming communities.

NEWS
June.11.2021

SAA organized a training on SHEP at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania.

From 11th to 12th of May, 2021, Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA), in collaboration with TANSHEP, Department of Agricultural Extension and Community Development (DAECD), the Bureau for Agricultural Consultancy and Advisory Services (BACAS) and Sokoine University of Agriculture conducted a training on Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment and Promotion (SHEP) approach and SAA field models in Morogoro, Tanzania.

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