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  • ASARECA participation in the 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week
    “African governments need to invest more in Agricultural Science, Technology and Innovation (ASTI) to become more efficient and drive African economies.” This was a key message that resonated widely at the 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week held in Kigali, Rwanda. Besides investment, speaker after...
  • Challenges and lessons learnt from EAAPP
    Considering the huge investment and pilot nature of the Eastern Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (EAAPP) and the regional centres of excellence (RCoEs) arrangement, a lot of challenges were faced and lessons learnt in the course of programme implementation. Some of the lessons learnt are...
  • What next after EAAPP Phase I?
    While Phase I of the Eastern Africa Agricultural Productivity Project (EAAPP) has been rated as successful, there is fear that the achievements attained in the first round of implementation could be lost if a second phase is not approved.  Accordingly, the recently published Implementation...
  • EAAPP reduced poverty and created jobs
    The recently published Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICRR) of the World Bank has shown that the Eastern Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (EAAPP) is a perfect model for poverty reduction and welfare improvement in Africa. According to the report, more than 7.7 million...
  • EAAPP performance was substantial—World Bank report
    The Eastern Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (EAAPP) has been credited for creating a strong link between Agricultural Research and Development. According to the Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICRR), published by the World Bank, the programme stimulated development,...
  • Peter Wamanga: Icon of life changing communication gone to soon
    Peter Wamanga: Icon of life changing communication gone too soon His vision was to “Impact Lives Through Technology”. At only 28 years, he did this every day of his life. He aspired to be a life-changing individual. Unfortunately, his journey has been cut short. Peter Wamanga is no more! Described...
  • Ray of hope looms over Rwanda, Burundi wheat farms
    A ray of hope is looming over farms of wheat growers in Rwanda and Burundi nearly two years since the launch of a project intended to secure wheat-based livelihoods. The project initiated by ASARECA and the CGIAR research program on Wheat (WHEAT), led by the International Maize and Wheat...
  • Responding to climate change: Community-based aquaculture development in Burundi
    Come end of April 2016,118 members of the Rural Collaborative Network for Development (RECORD), a farmers’ association in Burundi, will earn 44,800,000 Burundi Francs (about US$ 22,400) from fish farming based on climate smart agriculture principles. Broken down, they will earn 17,500,000 Burundi...
  • Climate smart weather-based advisories to touch millions of smallholder farmers
    Over 1 million residents of Machakos County in Kenya are set to benefit from climate smart weather advisories following efforts to out scale this service which is extremely essential to the performance of the agricultural sector, particularly in drier parts of Eastern and Central Africa. Only a...
  • ASARECA, IFPRI in joint bid to map, track uptake of technologies
    ASARECA and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) are undertaking a joint initiative to explore innovative, spatial and cost-effective data collection methods to monitor the adoption and diffusion of agricultural technologies.  Simply put, the project: “Monitoring the Geospatial...

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