April.14.2015

Conference to support postharvest and agro-processing extension in Africa

The Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) and the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE), in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in Ethiopia, are organising a conference at Hawassa, SNNPR, Ethiopia – 270 km south of Addis Ababa – from 24 to 26 June on the development of the post-production sector of the crop value chain.

“Postharvest losses account for 30 percent of the food produced by Africa’s smallholder farmers”, comments SAA’s Managing Director, Juliana Rwelamir...

Hon. Minister of Agriculture at SAA’s stand discussing with the Country Director Dr. Sani Miko
April.2.2015

SAA-SAFE RECOGNITION BY THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

SAA-SAFE was selected and awarded the certificate of “Recognition of Your contribution to the Agricultural Transformation Agenda” by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD)’s appointed committee at the AgriFest. AgriFest is an annual event where farmers, NGOs and other stakeholders in the agro-industry all over the country are invited to display some of their innovations and achievements. Farmer groups, institutions or individuals that excelled in their areas of endeavo...

March.18.2015

The 2015 Conference on Postharvest and Agro-Processing Extension in Africa

SAA, SAFE and Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) in Ethiopia will jointly organize a conference on postharvest and agro-processing extension in Africa at the Haile Conference Center in Hawassa, Ethiopia from 24 to 26 June, 2015. Be part of this important discussion on how Africa will reduce postharvest losses to provide more and nutritious food, and create wealth and security for its people through the development of the post-production sector of the value chain!

More details of program and regist...

From left, Dr. Mulugeta (CIMMYT), Dr. Mugo (CIMMYT), Dr. Arega Alene (IITA Malawi) and Hilary Rugema.
March.16.2015

SG 2000 Uganda as Best Disseminator of Drought Tolerant Maize

Sasakawa Global 2000 (SG2000) Uganda won an award from CIMMYT (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre) and IITA (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) as the best NGO for the dissemination of the Drought Tolerant Maize (DTM) variety. Similarly, our Crop Productivity Enhancement Coordinator in Uganda, Hilary Rugema, won the same award as the best disseminator of the said technology from the same organizations. The award ceremony was held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 20th Feb. 2015.
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July.30.2014

Borlaug Centenary Celebrated in Uganda

From 7 to 11 July, Uganda marked the centenary of the birth of Dr Norman Borlaug, Nobel Laureate and founding President of the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA), with a series of events to emphasise the importance of agriculture to Uganda’s economy and the opportunities it offers to the youth in providing employment whilst stimulating skills and entrepreneurial activities. The events were timed to coincide with Uganda’s annual agricultural and trade show in Jinja.
‘Take it to the farmer’ (Dr Bo...

April.10.2014

TAKE IT TO THE FARMER – CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF DR NORMAN BORLAUG

TAKE IT TO THE FARMER – CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF DR NORMAN BORLAUG

Uganda will be hosting a series of events in July this year, during the National Agricultural and Trade Show in Jinja, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr Norman E Borlaug, the Nobel Laureate, who was President of the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) until his death in 2009. Dr Borlaug was a champion of Africa’s small-scale farmers and a fighter against hunger. The events are being organised by the Minist...

February.5.2014

Launch of mobile Training Unit and Soil Testing Laboratory

K+S KALI GmbH with Headquarter in Kassel, Germany, one of the leading Potassium Mining companies in the world and provider of specialties and mainstreamed fertilizers has reached a new step in its human aid project in Uganda. Mr. Johann Peter Bauza, Head of Africa Projects, has today handed over a Mobile Agriculture Farmer’s Training Unit with a soil laboratory on board to the ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries and Sasakawa Global 2000.

The mobile training unit is to be u...

Rtn. Hon Prime Minister of Uganda, Amaama Mbabazi handing over the award to the Country Director-SG2000, Dr. Roselline Nyamutale
December.20.2013

Visionary Award to SG200 Uganda

Sasakawa Global 2000 Uganda was honoured with the “Visionary of Uganda” award by the Government of the Republic of Uganda in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the Nation’s Development through socio-economic transformation in Uganda.
This award was handed over to SG2000 team led by the Country Director, Dr. Roselline Nyamutale, at Serena Hotel Kampala on 6th December 2013 by the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister of Uganda, Amama Mbabazi, witnessed by the Deputy Country Director - Emmanuel Kay...

October.23.2013

Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education 20th anniversary marked by major symposium

The 20th anniversary of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE), a sister organization of the Sasakawa Africa Association, will be celebrated in Ghana and marked by a major symposium from 6-7 November.

The symposium, entitled “Twenty Years of Extension Education in Africa: the SAFE Way”, will start at the International Conference Centre in Accra on 6 November with the official opening involving the Ghanaian leadership, a video message from former US President Jimmy Carter and...

June.13.2013

Agreement with K+S Group on a Partnership Project in the Northern Uganda

Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) and the German K+S Group, one of the world biggest producer’s of potassium fertilizer, signed an agreement on a partnership project in Kassel, Germany, on April 26, 2013.
The project will develop agricultural advisory services in Apac and Dokolo districts in Northern Uganda with the goal to improve food security and agricultural production for up to 50,000 farming households. Both districts have been affected by the long lasting conflict between the Ugandan Go...

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