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

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

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...


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.


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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