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...

March.1.2013

SAA renewed MOU with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Republic of Nigeria

Sasakawa Arica Association (SAA) has agreed to develop an effective extension program model jointly with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to implement some aspects of the country’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda (FMARD-ATA) and a renewed MOU was signed in Abuja on 8th February 2013.

The renewed MOU indicates that FMARD and SAA would collaborate to transfer through trainings of improved postharvest handling and agro-processin...

January.7.2013

Mr. Yohei Sasakawa received Honorary Doctorate

In recognition of his eminent attainments, Hawassa University in Ethiopia made Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, “Doctor of Agricultural Development Honoris Causa” during the graduation ceremony held on July 14, 2012 at the University’s main campus. Dr. Yoseph Mammo, President of Hawassa University, stated during the graduation ceremony that the Board of the University decided to Honor Mr Sasakawa for his leadership and commitment to make the world a better place, especi...

September.3.2012

SG 2000 – Uganda: the 'THE BEST SMALL-SCALE EXHIBITOR' of the 2012 Source of the Nile Agricultural Show and Exhibition

Hundreds of farmers and agro-processors from West Nile, Oyam, Gulu, Lira, Bugiri, Busia, Iganga, Mukono, Mityana, Mubende, Isingiro, Mbarara, Kabale, Kabarole, and other districts flocked to the SG 2000 exhibition stall and learned about the improved agricultural technologies available in Uganda during the 2012 Source of the Nile National Agricultural and Trade Show. Institutional staff, other NGOs, students, journalists, politicians and the businessmen also visited and expressed great interest ...

July.24.2012

Mr Yohei Sasakawa was made Doctor of Agricultural Development Honoris Causa

In recognition of Mr Sasakawa’s contribution for the development of agriculture worldwide, Hawasa University has awarded an honorary degree to Mr. Sasakawa during the graduation ceremony held at the main campus of Hawasa University on July 14, 2012.

The guest of honor for the occasion, Mr. Shiferaw Shigute, President of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region and Chairman of Board of Hawasa University handed over the honorary degree to Mr.Sasakawa through Dr Deola Naibakel...

Courtesy Call on Federal Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the Republic of Nigeria
July.18.2012

Courtesy Call on Federal Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the Republic of Nigeria

Hon. Prof. Ruth Oniang’o, Mr. Masaaki Miyamoto, Dr. Juliana Rwelamira, Dr. Sani Miko, and 3 staff members of Sasakawa Africa Association made a courtesy call on His Excellency Akinwunmi Ayo Adesina, Federal Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the Republic of Nigeria, in Abuja on 2nd July 2012. His Excellency Akinwunmi Ayo Adesina emphasized the importance of new policies for both short and long-term outcomes to boost agricultural development in Nigeria. Key strategies include diver...

Christopher R. Dowswell
November.23.2011

Christopher R. Dowswell 1947-2011

It is with deepest sadness and regret that the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) announces the untimely death of Christopher R. Dowswell, Executive Director - Programs. Chris passed away at his home in Mexico last Saturday, 19 November 2011, at the age of 64.

Chris was aid de camp to Nobel Laureate Dr Norman E. Borlaug, former President of SAA, for 31 years. He joined SAA in 1991; formerly SAA’s Director of Communications, he was appointed joint Executive Director in 2009. Following Dr. Borla...

October.30.2011

New partnership project with JICA has started in Ethiopia!

SAA started a new project in Tigray region, Ethiopia on July 16th, 2011 under the partnership with JICA.Please see the attached Press Release for further information.

October.30.2011

SAA website has renewed!

SAA has renewed its website. The new website describes SAA's new program orientation, structure, its activities and more. Please browse it and know more about SAA!

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