Harvest 2050 Blog publishes article on e-Extension Platform of SAA

A summary of the report "Towards Building Africa's First "e-Extension Platform" for Smallholder Farmers" by Ryoya Tasai, Junior Program Officer in the Sasakawa Africa Association, was published in the Harvest 2050 Blog on the Global Agriculture Productivity's website. For more information, please visit the following link.


Hon. Professor Ruth K. Oniang’o appears on KTN TV News in Kenya

On February 24, 2021, Hon. Professor Ruth K. Oniang’o, Chairperson of SAA, will appear on KTN TV News in Kenya. For the detail, please see the attached file.


Visit by the Japanese Ambassador to the Regional and Ethiopia Office

On January 25, 2021, H.E. Takako Ito, ambassador of the Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia, visited the SAA Regional office and the Ethiopia office.

After a briefing on SAA's activities in Ethiopia by Fentahun, Country Director of the SAA Ethiopia office, H.E. Ito and we exchanged views on agriculture in Ethiopia, including the improvement of agricultural production efficiency and crop diversification in Africa.


Voices from the Field "Special Edition" 2020

Voices from the Field offers an insight into the positive impact and benefits of SAA programs and activities, in the words of the smallholder farmers with whom we work. In this Special Edition, the articles issued in 2020 are compiled. Please see the below link for your interest.

The award was received by the SAA Deputy Country Director – Mr. Bbemba P. Joseph

SAA Uganda is awarded as the Best Visionary Agricultural NGO of the year 2020

The Visionaries of Uganda Award is an annual event through which the people of the Republic of Uganda and the Government recognize Individuals, institutions both public and private, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and partners alike. These are recognized for their contribution towards the realization of the Uganda Vision 2040 and support to the attainment of the National Development Plan III and impeccable desire to transform the country through the Theme “Taking Uganda to Modernity throug...


Webinar on Virtual seed exchange

SAA Mali office is organizing in partnership with the Malian Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), the Mali Seed Association and the Permanent Assembly of the Chambers of Agriculture of Mali (APCAM) a webinar involving the actors of the seed value chain.
This webinar which takes place around the theme "virtual seed exchange" is a first of its kind in Mali. It will serve as an exchange platform for players in the seed v...


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...

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