Participants listening to Dr. Peter Ebanyat's presentation
Uganda
March.25.2022

Extension agents equipped with skills ahead of farming season in Uganda

SAA-Uganda organized pre-season training for extension agents at Makerere University College of Agricultural And Environmental Sciences in Kampala, Uganda in February 2022.  

Uganda
February.25.2022

Charles Dickens Omara; A Feat in Mentoring Youth into Entrepreneurs in Uganda

When Charles Dickens Omara was selected by the District Agricultural Officer to participate in a Youth Business Clinic organized by Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) in 2020 under the program funded by The Nippon Foundation (TNF), he had no idea that there would be competition and a cash prize of one million Uganda Shillings ($283) to be won.

Ethiopia
February.17.2022

<Short movie> SAA implementing IMPACT Project in Ethiopia

The Improving Market-led Production of selected Agricultural Commodities in Targeted Woredas of Amhara and Tigray (IMPACT) project is a three-year (2018-22) project funded by AGRA and implemented by SAA, Techno Serve and Farm Radio International.

Ethiopia
February.10.2022

Agro-dealership is more than just a source of income!

There are two objectives of establishing Agro-dealer groups in the IMPACT project: The first is to address the challenges of the rural farming community’s access to agricultural inputs (seeds, fertilizers, pesticide chemicals, etc.) in the required quality, quantity and time; and the second is to create jobs for the rural youth.

Helen Edwe, the trendsetter of agro technologies  services in Kwania district
Uganda
February.9.2022

Meet Helen Edwe, a 73-year-old woman providing agro-technologies to her fellow farmers

Seventy-three-year-old Helen Edwe, a farmer and grandmother of eight children live in Achan Kumi village, in Inomo sub-county, Kwania district, Northern Uganda.  

Mali
January.4.2022

Media field day organized in Mali

From 22 to 25 December 2021, a media field day was conducted at two PHTC (POST HARVEST TRAINING CENTRE) namely Dacoumani, Koloniboudio and the University of Segou to identify and share success stories of SAA interventions as well as lessons learned at national level

Nigeria
December.8.2021

From begging to production: The case of self-help group for the physically challenged in Billiri, Gombe State, Nigeria

Physically Challenged Farmers MPCS Billiri in Gombe state is a group formed over a decade ago with the aim to support themselves in day-to-day wellbeing. Nevertheless, members continue to beg in the streets of Billiri town for survival until SAA’s intervention in 2018, they were mobilised and sensitized on the benefits of self-help group.

A village in Angacha-woreda, the damage of soil erosion can be observed. (Oct.15 2021)
Ethiopia
November.11.2021

[A Student-Correspondents’ Report -vol.2] “Challenges in the Field and a New Strategic Plan. - An Example of Soil Erosion in Ethiopia.”

In September 2021, Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) has released a New Strategic Plan (2021-25) to overcome the rapidly changing challenges on the field and to achieve sustainable agricultural production and development in Africa. In this report, I will discuss the soil erosion problem in Ethiopia, the current approach, and what SAA should do in the future, which is one of the reasons why the first pillar, "sustainable, resilient, and regenerative agriculture to improve soil health and inc...

Nigeria
October.12.2021

<Short movie> SAA implementing Kano State Agro-Pastal Development Project (KSADP), Nigeria

SAA is taking a part in Kano State Agro-Pastal Development Project (KSADP), Nigeria, for Crop Value-chain Development Component in partnership with Islamic Development Bank and Kano State Government, among others. The project period is 2021-2025 and aims to increase crop productivity and income of farmers through capacity building.

Getachew and his wheat plot
Ethiopia
September.19.2021

[A Student-Correspondents’ Report -vol.1] “Challenges in the Field and the SAA Approach. - An Example of Wheat Rust Disease.”

We are pleased to present a field report prepared by Mr. Takatase, a student of Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, with whom SAA is conducting a field survey.

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