Our Program Officer is assisting a farmer to wear her masks during follow up on planting in Uganda.

SAA's response to the impacts of COVID-19 on food systems in Africa

Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with more than six million confirmed cases. More than 370,000 people have lost their lives, and though Africa has had less than 160,000 cases so far, World Health Organization (WHO) experts warn the continent will have a prolonged outbreak over several years.

In mid-April this year, SAA conducted a rapid assessment to measure the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food systems across the agricultural value chain, and to establish the meas...


VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Theme Coordinator for Postharvest and Agro-processing (PHAP),  Uganda Office

SAA/SG2000 is a non-profit non-governmental international organization that promotes demonstration and widespread adoption of improved pre- and postproduction agricultural technologies for smallholder farmers in Uganda in collaboration with relevant government institutions, farmer’ organizations and the private sector.
Sasakawa Global 2000-Uganda wishes to recruit a highly competent, organized, pro-active, self-driven and experienced professional to fill the position of;

Dr. Bidjokazo Fofana and Mr. Ande Okiror received visitors at the booth and addressed SAA’s mission, vision and core values

SAA conquered AFSTA 2020

The African Seed Trade Association (AFSTA 2020), though overshadowed by COVID 19 global pandemic, was colorfully hosted at Avani Victoria Falls Resort in Livingstone, Zambia from March 3rd to 6th, 2020.

AFSTA is a non-profit membership association formed in 2000 to champion interests of private seed companies in Africa. It is registered in Kenya as an International Organization. Currently, the Association has 100 members comprising of seed companies and National Seed Trade Associations, amo...


VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Director for Monitoring and Evaluation

SAA Regional Office, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is seeking for a competent Director for Monitoring and Evaluation with a strong background in Impact Economics.
The Director, M & E, is a strategic management position within SAA with the core purpose of providing leadership to the M & E function of all SAA programs in order to promote high level impact assessment of SAA programmatic interventions.

★Duties and Responsibilities
The Director for Monitoring and Evaluation will have t...


Interview Series 4: A story of the Ethiopian Extension Director -How SAFE program brought me where I am-

Yenenesh Egu is Director of Agricultural Extension at the Ministry of Agriculture in Ethiopia. She has extensive agricultural experience at grassroots level through to national-scale projects. Having studied rural development and agricultural extension at university, Yenenesh now plays a significant role in facilitation, coordination and coaching within the agricultural extension directorate.

Yenenesh was part of the panel discussion that took place during the SAA official TICAD VII side-even...


Interview Series 3: How SAFE program and Christopher Dowswell Scholarship changed life of Elizabeth

The Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE) has two main objectives: to integrate African universities and agricultural colleges into the agricultural development process, and to expand and strengthen the knowledge and skills of frontline agricultural and rural development advisory service providers, improving their capacity to serve the needs of smallholder farm families. SAFE works with 29 universities in 11 countries, and since its inception almost 7,000 extension agents have bene...

SAA Uganda staff and the Award

SAA Uganda Office (SG2000-Uganda) Awarded the 2019 Uganda Responsible Investment Award

On 22 November 2019 at Imperial Royale Hotel Kampala, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni recognized top Responsible Investments with the prestigious Uganda Responsible Investment award (URI Award). This was during the 2019 Uganda Responsible Investment Summit and Award Ceremony. Over 500 Investors attended and over 400 Young Entrepreneurs were in attendance.

The summit was organized by Public Opinions International in partnership with the Office of the Minister of State for Privatization and Investme...


Interview Series 2: Entrepreneurship in Agriculture with Lindiwe Majele Sibanda

For Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) “is a movement with an unique way of doing extension which can involve Africa’s youth”. Speaking at the TICAD V11 Side Event in Yokohama on a panel to discuss “Africa’s youth and entrepreneurship in agriculture”, she described, how she became an agripreneur – and then took full advantage of the opportunities that this offered.

“I hope this will be an inspiration and an example to young people”, she said.
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe b...

Dr. Amit Roy, Vice-Chairman of the Board of SAA

SAA announces new Vice-Chairman and President

The Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Representative Directors of the organization. Dr Amit Roy will assume the position as permanent Vice-Chairman of the Board of SAA and Dr Makoto Kitanaka will take on his role as the new President of SAA. These appointments are a result of extensive internal discussions between the SAA Board of Directors and Mr Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, which is the core donor of SAA.
Dr Roy, the for...


SAA hosts a symposium in the 2nd all Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition

The African Union Commission (AUC) hosted one of Africa’s biggest postharvest event from September 17th to 20th 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
After what was remembered as a very successful event in Nairobi in 2017, Addis Ababa hosted the 2nd All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition (AAPHCE) at AUC.

◆SAA’s Symposium on Accelerating the Adoption of Improved Postharvest & Agro-processing Practices in Africa
Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) in collaboration with key partners co-s...

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