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March 2017

How ASARECA plans to link the GREAT gender project to National Agricultural Research Systems

Following the formalization of a partnership agreement for the implementation of the Gender-Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) project in January 2017, ASARECA is on course to foster an enabling environment for GREAT fellows to undertake gender-responsive research. This activity effectively starts in March 2017. ASARECA will work with GREAT fellows to plan meetings and identify ongoing events where fellows can present their findings as case studies. Read more about How ASARECA plans to link the GREAT gender project to National Agricultural Research Systems

ASARECA/AFPRI study lights hope for Quality Protein Maize and climbing bean innovations

A new study by ASARECA and IFPRI has shown high levels of adoption of quality protein maize (QPM) and climbing beans in Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo respectively. The study shows adoption levels for QPM at 78.4% and climbing beans at 77.3%.

Building blocks for research partnership between Europe and Africa

The expected growth of the world population to 9 billion in 2050 and the changing diets will affect food availability drastically. Therefore, improving food and nutrition security and ensuring the sustainability of agriculture is a global issue for the years to come. African and European researchers have agreed to jointly engage in the preparation of a new, long-term and ambitious partnership to solve these issues through the PROIntensAfrica project. Read more about Building blocks for research partnership between Europe and Africa

Recruitment of Head of Finance

ASARECA is seeking to recruit a qualified Ugandan with high integrity, dedication and commitment to fill the position of Head of Finance. The Head of Finance 

will report to the Executive Secretary  Read more about Recruitment of Head of Finance