SAA officials in a group photo with Nasarawa Agricultural Development Program (NADP) staff during a courtesy call in Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

On the Ground in Nasarawa: SAA's Commitment to Agricultural Transformation in Nigeria

Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) continues its dedication to agricultural transformation in Nigeria, aiming to elevate the incomes of smallholder farmers and scaling up agricultural technologies and practices that enhance productivity.


<Register NOW> SAA will participate in the 4th All Africa Post-Harvest Congress and Exhibition (AAPHCE): 19-22 Sep

The 4th All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition (AAPHCE) is scheduled from 19th to 22nd September 2023 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Organized at the African Union Commission (AUC) headquarters, this event will feature various stakeholders, including SAA, as a contributing partner.


Op-Ed by SAA's Lead Specialist on Regenerative Agriculture Featured on etc...

Dr. Stella Kabiri, Lead Regenerative Agriculture at Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA), recently authored an insightful op-ed on, emphasizing the transformative potential of Regenerative Agriculture (RA) in addressing Africa's food security challenges. Amidst global disruptions like climate change and supply chain of agro-input issues, Dr. Kabiri sheds light on how RA offers a sustainable path forward. By enhancing soil fertility, boosting biodiversity, and promoting eco-friendly ...

Dr. Toshiko Abe, a member of the House of Representatives of Japan (Bottom centre),  Ms. Takako Ito, Japanese Ambassador to Ethiopia (Bottom right) visiting SAA-Ethiopia

A Japanese House of Representatives Member Visits SAA's Ethiopia Office

On August 12, Dr. Toshiko Abe, a member of the House of Representatives of Japan, accompanied by the Japanese Ambassador to Ethiopia, Ms. Takako Ito, made a courtesy visit to the SAA office in Addis Ababa.


SAA participated in the 3rd Annual Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Week in Ethiopia

The 3rd Annual Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Week 2023 took place from June 7-9 at the Ghion Hotel in Addis Ababa, under the theme 'Proactive CSOs for Sustainable Peace, Human Rights, and Good Governance'. The event was a collaborative effort between the Ethiopian Civil Society Organization Council (ECSOC) and the Authority for Civil Society Organizations (ACSO). SAA proudly participated as both an exhibitor and a co-sponsor.
Distinguished guests at the event included H.E. Dr. G...


Strengthening Farmers Training Centers (FTCs) for Effective Technology Transfer in Amhara region, Ethiopia

SAA Ethiopia successfully implemented Pro-Environment Market-oriented Agricultural Project (PREMAP-I), in the North Mecha district of Amhara region and the Negele Arsi district of Oromia from March 2022 to May 2023, under the funding of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). At the Beraqat Kebele Farmers’ Training Center (FTC) in Amhara, which was transformed into a Model FTC with newly constructed facilities, the inauguration ceremony was held on May 28th 2023 to celebrate the success...


SAA Annual Report 2022: Building sustainable and resilient food systems

We are pleased to announce the release of our Annual Report for 2022. This report encapsulates our commitment to strengthening Africa's food systems and supporting smallholder farmers in Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, and Uganda.


SAA's Strategic Partnership Director Shares Insights during NHK news

Dr. Mel Oluoch, the Strategic Partnership Director at Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA), appeared on NHK, Japan's public broadcaster on 29 July 2023. He provided his insights on the gravidity of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war on food security in Africa.

The Chairperson of the Apeitolime Farmers Association, Ms. Moddo Natalina, making a speech at the groundbreaking ceremony.

SAA-Uganda Breaks ground for One-Stop Centers in Napak and Kole, supported by the Japanese Government's NGO grant

The official groundbreaking ceremony for two Multipurpose Agricultural Cooperatives in Uganda was organized by Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) in collaboration with the District and Local Communities on May 29, 2023. This marked the official start of the construction of two One Stop Center Associations (OSCAs) in the two northeastern districts of Uganda (Kole and Napak) with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan-MoFA. Partners, like the World Food Program (WFP) and District local ...

Japanese ambassador H.E. Ito Takako delivering her speech

Japanese Ambassador Inaugurated PREMAP-I Project Facilities in Ethiopia (Oromia)

On 29 May 2023, facilities established under the Pro-Environment Market-oriented Agriculture Promotion Project (PREMAP-I) funded by the Japanese Government were inaugurated at the Turge Galo Farmers’ Training Center (FTC) in the Negele Arsi District of the Oromia region. The FTC will establish community variety plots that enable farmers to learn about new varieties and good agricultural practices. Among the facilities provided are training and exhibition rooms, a greenhouse, and a water pond equ...

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