On September 12th 2018, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, gave his State of the Union Address to the European Parliament. During the speech, he referred to Africa as Europe’s “twin continent” and declared: “We (African Union and European Commission) agreed that reciprocal commitments are the way forward. We want to build a new ... Read more
From 2013 to 2018, the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) has supported six German-African Research consortia under the GlobE (<<Securing the Global Food Supply – GlobE>>) program. The aim is to promote the development of sustainable agriculture in African countries to secure a stable food supply for the local population and to ... Read more
Mr. Yacouba Sawadogo from Burkina Faso is one of this year’s winners of the Right Livelihood Award. He was selected as a laureate for his efforts to reverse desertification using an ancient farming technique known as “zai” – pits dug in hardened soil that concentrate water and nutrients, allowing trees and crops to withstand drought. ... Read more
A policy brief on the important issue of contract farming in Africa has just been published by Adu-Gyamfi Poku: The new wave of contract farming in Ghana and the role of contract design in facilitating sustainable out grower schemes. The Policy Brief highlights the role of contract design in facilitating sustainable contract farming arrangements between ... Read more
Interviewer: Arthur Guischet – BiomassNet Team Interviewee: Raymond Jatta Raymond Jatta, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Accra, Ghana Dr. Raymond Jatta is an Economist who hails from the smiling coast of Africa, The Gambia. He started off working at ActionAid International, The Gambia as Programme Coordinator, moved to the EU-Gambia Cooperation as Programme ... Read more
We have updated the BiomassNet platform to broaden its thematic scope, biomass sources and resource categories. If you are a registered member of BiomassNet, these changes may have affected your personal account information and any resources you may have uploaded in the Toolbox. To verify your account information, please visit your BiomassNet account and check ... Read more
On December 7, there will be an official launch event in Accra, Ghana, hosted and organized by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, FARA. You can read more about the event and the registration process here. We are looking forward to meeting you and wish everyone a successful networking event.
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