Members of the Tamama farmers group in  Ajumani district leveling their nursery bed, Uganda

SAA signed a MOU with International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

On January 5, 2022, SAA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)to jointly strengthen agricultural extension services and address food and nutrition security issues in Africa. We plan to deepen our collaboration mainly in the following areas:


SAA Mali received a visit by Dr. Sacko Oussouby, the President of Kyoto Seika University

On 30 December 2021, Dr. Sokona Dagnoko Sissoko, the Country Director of SAA Mali and her staff hosted Dr Sacko Oussouby, President of Kyoto Seika University ( in Japan who was recently appointed SAA Ambassador.

State Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Hon. Fred Kyakulaga Bwino awards best farmers groups  at SAA 35th anivesary celebrations -Kibuku district.

SAA-Uganda Commemorates Sasakawa Africa Association’s 35th Anniversary

Sasakawa Africa Association(SAA) marks a significant turning point and stands tall with a stronger legacy of 35 years of transforming livelihoods through agriculture in Africa.  


[VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT] Lead, Regenerative Agriculture Position

Currently we are recruiting staff who is in charge of Regenerative Agriculture based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

SAA Chair Ruth Oniang’o signing MOU with AFAAS

SAA signed MOU with AFAAS and took part in the 5th Africa-wide Agricultural Extension Week 2021

The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) and Uganda Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (UFAAS) organized the 5th Africa-wide Agricultural Extension Week in Kampala hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF).


SAA and HarvestPlus announced a new partnership to scale up nutrient-enriched crops at the Tokyo Nutrition Summit Official Side Event

On Dec. 6, 2021, Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) and HarvestPlus announced a new partnership to expand the reach and impact of nutrient-enriched staple crops in Africa, as part of sustainable, climate-smart agricultural strategies that benefit smallholder farming families.


SAA Ethiopia celebrated the 35th Anniversary of SAA

The 35th anniversary of the Sasakawa Africa Association was celebrated in Ethiopia on November 1, 2021 at an event gathering together senior officials from the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Buraus of Agriculture, Research Institutions, Universities, Private Sector, Partners, Farmers, as well as former and current members of SAA management and staff.


【Register Now!】Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 SAA-HarvestPlus Online SideEvent on 6 Dec 2021

Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA), an international NGO dedicated to supporting sustainable agricultural development in Africa and HarvestPlus, a global program focused on improving nutrition, health, and livelihoods in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) will co-host an online symposium on promoting and scaling up the reach of biofortified staple crops on the occasion of the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 on 6 Dec 2021.

Message from Mr. Sasakawa

[SAA's 35th Anniversary] Message from Mr. Yohei Sasakawa (Chairman of The Nippon Foundation)

On the occasion of SAA's 35th anniversary, Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation gave a warm message.


SAA will organize a webinar during the Agriculture Extension Week

SAA will discuss about "Mobile Based Extension" in the webinar.

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