Since its establishment, the Nippon Foundation (NF) has funded the major part of SAA’s work. Such long-term commitment enabled SAA to focus on the implementation of its country programs. The same is true for the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE), which was established in 1991 by the SAA Board as a sister organization with NF funding.
In recent years, as the complexities and challenges of agriculture in Africa have become better understood, the roles and responsibilities of the agricultural extension services are broadening– SAA also recognize the need for a concerted effort to diversify and scale up its work.
SAA now partners with numbers of organizations to intensify its efforts on behalf of resource-poor smallholder farmers in its focus countries. Among these partners are: