September.11.2017

Ruth Oniang’o, Chair of the Sasakawa Africa Association, wins the Africa Food Prize

Hon Professor Ruth Oniang’o, Chair of the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) and Sasakawa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE), has been awarded the 2017 Africa Food Prize, in recognition of her role as a leading voice on nutrition in Africa. The prize recognises the best examples of those using agriculture to transform people’s lives and stimulate economic development, and this year received over 600 nominees. The prize was awarded on the third day of the seventh African Green Revolution Forum (A...

Mrs.Helen Epurege secretary of Nyarakoti Farmer Field School
August.11.2017

A Milestone in Uganda

Sunny and quiet morning in Tororo district, East of Uganda boarder to Kenya. Our team comprised of staff members from Sasakawa Global (SG) 2000 Uganda and reporters who represented different media institutions were heading to meet farmers which according to the preliminary briefing managed to register a commendable achievement under a group named Nyarakoti Farmer Field School revamped by the country program and Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE). Evergreen landscape with long s...

Dr. Juliana Rwelamira, Managing Director of SAA received a certificate of appreciation from Dr. Abdoulaye Hamadoun, General Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture of Mali
June.23.2017

SG-2000 Mali Celebrate 30th anniversary of SAA

March 2, 2017. The night was special for Sasakawa Global 2000 management and staff members. They were making sure that things are going as planned. Guests who were invited from different institutions are taking their designated seats in a hall arranged at Grand Azalai Hotel located in Bamako right next to the central rail station which connects the city to Dakar, Senegal.
Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) have reached a milestone in 2016. It observed its 30th anniversary with farmers, partners ...

SAA Managing Director Dr. Juliana Rwelamira receiving the award on behalf of the Nippon Foundation Chairman, Mr. Yohei Sasakawa from the hands of SG-2000 Nigeria Country Director Prof. Sani Miko
April.26.2017

SG-2000 Nigeria Celebrate 30 Years of SAA, Bring Together Stakeholders

SG-2000 Nigeria celebrated SAA`s 30th anniversary in Africa and 25 years in Nigeria, alongside holding the 2017 Stakeholders National Annual Review and Planning Meeting at the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS) conference hall in the premises of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria from the 22nd – 23rd of February.
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of SAA in Africa and the 25th in Nigeria, SG-2000 Nigeria conferred special recognitions and honored disti...

Engr. Leony Halos-Kim, SAA`s Postharvest & Agro-Processing Director presenting award to H.E. Dr. Eyasu Abraha, Minister of Agriculture & Natural Resources for the ministry`s "outstanding support to SG-2000 Ethiopia"
April.26.2017

SG-2000 Ethiopia Celebrate 30 Years of SAA, Hold Stakeholders Meeting

Sasakawa Global 2000 (SG-2000) Ethiopia marked Sasakawa Africa Association`s (SAA) 30th Anniversary of service to smallholder farmers of Africa, the 24th in Ethiopia, and holding Stakeholders’ Symposium in Adama from March 30 to 31st , 2017 in the presence of H.E. Dr. Eyasu Abraha, Minister of Agriculture & Natural Resources of Ethiopia, H.E. Mr. Sileshi Getahun, Vice-President of the Oromia regional state and head of the Agriculture & Natural Resources bureau, and H.E. Mr. Osmar Suru...

Fatoumata Sangare
November.25.2016

SG 2000 Mali Empowering Communities, Media Witnessed Activities

Malian journalists from reputable media institutions and their crew had successful three days devoted to visiting and reporting on Sasakawa Global (SG) 2000 Mali interventions from October 25 – 27, 2016. Office de Radio diffusion Télévision du Mali (ORTM), the national broadcaster of the West African state of Mali, and Africable Television, among others, were part of the visit.
The visit focused on exchanges with farmers and extension agents, from the field to the market to households, on the ...

Exemplary Farmer Bashir Lema with certificate of recognition awarded to him by the administration
November.25.2016

SG 2000 Ethiopia Held Field Days Interacting Media, Beneficiary Farming Communities

Sasakawa Global (SG) 2000 Ethiopia held a three-day field days from September 30 – October 2,, 2016, in different localities of Benishangul Gumuz and Oromia states of Ethiopia, in the presence of reporters and their crew representing the country`s major electronic and print media, as well as high ranking federal, regional, and zonal officials.
The visiting media witnessed firsthand SG 2000 Ethiopia`s interventions and interacted with beneficiary communities. The visiting officials equally hail...

Japanese Prime Minister Abe paying tribute to SAA
September.15.2016

Post-conference statement of the SAA 30th Anniversary highlighted at TICAD 6

The Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) which, over the past 30 years, has supported Africa’s smallholder farmers, celebrated the anniversary by organising an official side event at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in August in Nairobi, Kenya. This was the sixth TICAD, but the first to be held in Africa. The SAA side event- a symposium on “contributing to social security and jobs through agriculture: 30 years of Sasakawa in Africa”, was opened by Yohei Sasakawa, Ch...

August.24.2016

Sasakawa Africa Association official side event at TICAD VI

The Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA), one of Japan’s longest serving NGOs in Africa, is hosting an official side event at the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). The Symposium will take place in the Lenana Hall on Saturday 27 August 2016 from 2-4pm. Attendees are invited to attend from 1.30pm for light refreshments.


The Symposium, entitled “Contributing to Social Security and Jobs through Agriculture: 30 years of Sasakawa in Africa”, will examine the changi...

Group photo of delegates and invited guests
July.31.2015

Conference on Postharvest and Agro-Processing Extension Held in Ethiopia -- Gearing African Agricultural Transformation----

“Postharvest losses account for 30 percent of the food produced by Africa’s smallholder farmers”, stated SAA’s Managing Director, Dr. Juliana Rwelamira, adding that: “We must improve postharvest handling, storage and the processing of agricultural produce to reduce losses, increase income, and improve livelihoods. Essentially, also, we must produce more nutritious food both for the home and the marketplace.”

– Thus, a conference on Postharvest and Agro-Processing Extension (PHAP) was held in...

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