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The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) organised 3 Regional Consultation workshops on rolling-out the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (S3A).
- 10-12 April 2017. Lilongwe, Malawi. In collaboration with the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development of the Government of Malawi, FARA organised a consultation for Southern African countries.
- 19-21 April 2017. Kigali, Regional consultative workshop on rolling-out the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (S3A) for East and Central Africa Region
- 9 – 12 May, 2017. Accra, Ghana. Regional consultative workshop Central, West and North Africa.
The Chairman of the Board of Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), Ambrose Agona, called for governments’ commitments to a conducive environment for innovation, multiplication, commercialisation and dissemination of technologies. Agona, who is also the Director General for Uganda’s National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), said that when it comes to research, there is need for investments, and government commitment to finance research in a more predictable manner.