A cross section of Extension week Uganda participants

SAA recognized at Uganda's first National Agricultural Extension Week

Sasakawa Africa Association-Uganda took part in the very first Uganda National Agricultural Extension Week (NAEW) that took place on 23 – 26 May 2023 at Kabira Country Hotel in Kampala, Uganda.


[Vacancy Announcement-SAA Ethiopia Office] Deputy Country Director

Currently we are recruiting a Deputy Country Director of SAA Ethiopia Office.


[Vacancy Announcement-SAA Ethiopia Office] Administrative Coordinator

Currently we are recruiting a Administrative Coordinator of SAA Ethiopia Office.

Signing of MOU (right: JIRCAS President Dr. Koyama, left: SAA President  Dr. Kitanaka, center: SAA Chair Prof. Ruth Onyango) Place: JIRCAS, Tsukuba

The MOU with Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) on agricultural research and extension in Africa concluded

On May 18, 2023, the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) and the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a comprehensive collaboration agreement on agricultural research and extension in Africa.


SAA participated in exhibition booth for the G7 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting in Miyazaki, Japan

Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and Nippon Biodiesel Fuel Co., Ltd. (NBF), set up a co-exhibition booth with the theme "Building Sustainable Food and Agriculture Systems: Case Studies of Implementation in Africa" at the G7 Miyazaki Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting (April 22-23, 2023), one of the ministerial meetings at the G7 Hiroshima Summit.

Group photo at SAA Mali

SAA Board Chair visted Mali, enhancing partnership in the country

The SAA Board Chair Prof. Ruth Oniang’o visited Mali from March 5-12, 2023 to meet and exchange ideas with national partners, donors, SAA intervention beneficiaries, farmers, and staff and management of SAA-Mali.


【Report】SAA-Ethiopia Country Director joined a visit to India to learn about sustainable and regenerative agricultural commercialization  

One-week cross-country learning visit (March 26-April 2, 2023) to Telangana State of India in the Hyderabad was organized and sponsored by the WRI/FOLU Ethiopia. SAA-Ethiopia Country Director Dr Fentahun Mengistu and Melese Liyhe (Techinical Coordinator-RA) joined a team of 11 people from the Ethiopian Sustainable and Regenerative Agriculture Action Coalition member organizations: the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), the Agricultural Transformation Institute (ATI), the Ethiopian Institute of Agri...


Four Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects (Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Uganda) have been approved by the Japanese government

SAA’s Japanese NGO grant aid projects in Uganda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Mali have been approved by the Japanese government.


SAA-Ethiopia organized the Annual Stakeholder Workshop 2023

SAA-Ethiopia held its 2023 Annual Stakeholders Planning Workshop from the 10th – 11th March at Naflet Hotel, Adama, Ethiopia, aimed to share the 2022 achievements, and receive inputs, comments and suggestions on 2023 plan.

Prof. Karim Maredia,  the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University visiting SAA booth

SAA participated in AFSTA Congress 2023: Seed technology and marketing to mitigate climate change

Access to quality seed is a critical step towards ensuring food security and improving the income and livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Africa. African Seed Trade Association - AFSTA is an organization that works to promote seed trade and entrepreneurship in Africa. The AFSTA 2023 Congress was held in Senegal -Dakar at King Fahd Palace Hotel from 06 – 08 March 2023, attracting over 280 participants in Africa and beyond.

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SAA history book
"Walking with the Farmer: The journey of the Sasakawa Africa Assoication since 1986"

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Success stories
Voices from the Field Special Edition 2022

This is a special edition of the "Voices from the Field" articles.