Mali
May.19.2021

Production and marketing of produce related to SHEP approach at Dacoumani

In order to reduce poverty among the most vulnerable members of the farming community and to involve producers in market survey for their production, SAA through the Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment and Promotion (SHEP) approach has undertaken activities to support women's groups.

Better agricultural practices enabled Henry to purchase a truck
Uganda
May.17.2021

“SAA has built my capacity, and I can now train fellow farmers” – A story about how good agricultural practices introduced by SAA improves livelihoods

Henry Sebyala, a father of five living in the Nakaseke district of Uganda, has seen his productivity and income increase as a result of Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) interventions.

Mali
April.22.2021

SAA-Mali conducted courtesy calls in different organizations and observed on and off-field activities

From April 3 to 9, 2021, a team led by Dr. Sokona Dagnoko, Country Director (CD) of SAA-Mali conducted courtesy calls in different organizations and observed on and off-field activities. 

Smallholder farmer Ato Tesfaye Andualem with his surplus maize grain stored in PICS bags
Ethiopia
April.19.2021

“ By participating in the project, I have gained new skills and knowledge on how to apply improved agronomic practices”

Ato Tesfaye Andualem shares his experience with the IMPACT Project

SAA representatives visit an audiovisual and ICT resource center established at Bahir Dar University
Ethiopia
April.14.2021

SAA launches effective digital platforms to provide agricultural extension and advisory services to smallholder farmers in Ethiopia

SAA COVID-19 Newsletter has been published. This edition is written about the situation in Ethiopia.

Uganda
April.8.2021

SAA Uganda conducted a training and deliberated on agricultural extension and human resource models

SAA-Uganda hosted a training of trainers in Kampala city. The training was attended by lecturers from Makekere, Gulu, Uganda Christian, Busitema and Uganda Martys Universities as well as Bukalasa Agricultural College.

Mali
March.31.2021

SAA-Mali management and staff conducted a courtesy call at University of Segou and agricultural institute IPR/IFRA

SAA-Mali management staff made a courtesy call at the Rural Polytechnic Institute of Training and Applied Research of Katibougou (IPR-IFRA) and Univerity of Segou from March 23-24, 2021.

SAA learned how to develop digital training materials though 4-day training workshop with partner institutions
Uganda
February.18.2021

Development of digital training materials for DINU Project in Uganda

Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) is implementing the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU project) which is funded by European Union, under the trust from Ugandan National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) partnering with other institutions such as universities, NGOs and agricultural research institutes. Recently, SAA participated in a 4-day training workshop to develop digital training materials for farmers and extension agents with partner organizations.

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Market research in the Gwagwalada market
Nigeria
February.9.2021

Conducted baseline survey and training of trainers for SHEP in Nigeria

Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on August 28, 2019, during the TICAD7 session. As part of this collaboration, since October 2020, SAA has been conducting baseline surveys and trainings of trainers to promote Smallholder Horticulture Empowerment & Promotion (SHEP) approach, which has been developed by JICA.

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JICA Project on the Promotion of Market-oriented Agricultural Extension Sys...

Mali
January.25.2021

SAA launches pilot project focusing on e-Extension and e-Learning services to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 in Mali

SAA COVID-19 newsletter has been published. This edition is written about the situation in Mali.

As of 20 January, Mali has recorded 7,880 positive cases of COVID-19 and registered 317 deaths. In mid-April this year, the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) conducted a rapid assessment to identify the impact of COVID-19 across its focus countries, including Mali. The study found that smallholder farmers reported disruption to the provision of agricultural extension and advisory services, which r...

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