Senior staff attend the Food Science Conference as speakers

Leonides Halos-Kim, Thematic Director of Post-Harvest and Agro-Processing, and Antoine Aoga, Regional Program Officer, attend the Food Science Conference as speakers on 3 December, 2020. The theme of the conference is “Advance In Food Technology”. Halos-Kim and Aoga are going to talk about "Food and Nutrition Sustenance Promotion Program in Africa". For the detail, please see the link below.


Webinar on Postharvest and Agro-Processing in African Food System

SAA holds a webinar on 'Re-defining and Strengthening the Role of Postharvest and Agro-Processing in African Food System' on 9 December, 2020. The speakers are Dr. Komla Prosper Bissi, Adviser of the African Union Commision (AUC), Dr. Laurie Kitch, CEO of the PICS Global LLC., and Engr. Leonides Halos-Kim, Director of the Postharvest and Agro-processing of SAA. For the detail and the registration, please see the attached PDF file.


PHAP workshop in Mali

Post-Harvest Operations and Agricultural Product Processing workshop was organized by the Sasakawa Africa Association at the Hotel Azalai Bamako from 10 to 11 November 2020 with the theme "Review and Strengthening of the Role of the Management of Harvest, Post-Harvest and Transformation Operations of Agricultural Products in African Food Systems ".

The objective of the workshop was dialogue and exchanges between SAA and participants so that technologies for the management of harvest...

EAs and m-Omulimisa staff give training on how to use m-Omulimisa in the Kiboga District

COVID-19 Newsletter: Innovative Extension Services in Uganda

The SAA COVID-19 Newsletter (Issue 2) has been issued. The main topic is innovative extension services to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in Uganda. There are two key activities: radio talk shows and mobile-based extension services, namely 'm-Omulimisa'. These two activities are proving to play a central role in the e-Extension Platform, which aims to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, whilst strengthning the resilience of the food system in Uganda. These measures are just t...


SAA Uganda launches COVID-19 extension support

SAA Uganda launches the COVID-19 extension support and this event was in the Farmers Media. Roseline Nyamutale, Country Directore in Uganda, spoke the current situation surrounding smallholder farmers and provided various items, including bicycles for transport, protective gears to wear, temperature guns to be used by extension workers as they reach the farms, and inputs included cassava cuttings to be given to farmers. We continue to support to mitigate impacts on smallholder farmers. For the d...


Event: Food Science 2020 on August 20

Leonides Halos-Kim, Thematic Director of PHAP, and Antoine Aoga, Regional Program Officer, participated in the webinar of the Food Science 2020 on August 20 as speakers. The Food Science 2020, one of the prestigious conferences worldwide, provides a global platform to the national and international scholars and researchers to voice their opinions on their finding research. Halos-Kim and Aoga made a presentation about 'bringing food and nutrition awareness to rural households in Africa to en...


Country Director of Mali on TV program

On August 10, 2020, SAA-Mali officially launched its pilot projects in the presence of 83 participants who came across all regions of Mali. This event took place at the Hotel Azalai Salam in Bamako, under the chairmanship of the Ministry of Agriculture represented by its Secretary General, Mr. Lassine DEMBELE. The National Director of Agriculture Mr. Oumar Tamboura, the rector of the University of Ségou - Dr. Soiba Diarra as well as the regional directors of the 15 regional directorates of agric...


Event: RUFORUM Webinar on 31 August

Sokona Dagnoko, Country Director in Mali, is going to participate in the RUFORUM Webinar on 31 August, 2020 as a discussant. The topic is 'delivering agricultural advisory services in post COVID-19 era.' Dagnoko is going to discuss extension services to smallholder farmers in the 'new normal', innovations in extension and agricultural services to ensure effective and efficient response to COVID-19 and so on. For the detail, please see the file below.

The Deputy Governor and Hon. Commissioner for Agriculture signing the MoU assisted by the Country Director, Dr. Sani Miko

Kano State Agro-Pastoral Development Project in Nigeria starts, targeting at 450,000 farmers

Poverty, food insecurity and unemployment remain daunting challenges for policy makers and various stakeholders in Kano state and Nigeria in general. Addressing these challenges and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) require much more efforts to enhance the nation’s economic growth on an inclusive basis. In this perspective, Kano state government formulated a development strategy entitled “The Kano State Development Plan II 2016-2025 (KSDP II)” which aligns with the government ‘s ...


Annual Report 2019 published

Annual Report 2019 has been published in English and French.

In this report, key achievements on Thematic Areas, such as Crop Productivity Enhancement (CPE), Postharvest Handling and Agro-processing (PHAP), Business Development (BD), Human Resource Development (HRD), Cross-cutting issues and Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communications (MERC), were encapsulated. In addition, key achievements in SAA focus countries, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria and Uganda, were summarized.

Furthermore, t...

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