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  • Ugandan delegation discuss ECAAT national and regional priorities
    The National Agricultural Research Education and Extension Systems (NARES) of seven African countries have selected ASARECA to coordinate the Eastern and Central Africa Agriculture Transformation Project (ECAAT). ECAAT is an ambitious multi-million-dollar regional transformation initiative mooted...
  • Tanzania team engaging during the Arusha ECAAT plannning meeting
    Eight commodities have received initial regional stakeholder acceptance to constitute the research landscape under the Eastern and Central Africa Agriculture Transformation Project (ECAAT).  They include four commodities inherited from EAAPP Regional Centres for Excellence namely; cassava (Uganda...
  • Dr. Ebong, Cattermoul, Eddy, Agona and Kormawa at the conference
    Key speakers at the Fall Army Worm (FAW) conference in Entebbe, Uganda have highlighted the need for a joint and coordinated assault to FAW, a devastating pest for food crops which is threatening food security in Africa. Addressing researchers and development partners drawn from Africa and the...
  • Highlights of ASARECA new direction
    ASARECA Annual Corporate Report  2016 is rallying stakeholders to look out for what the institution promises the Agricultural Research for Development Community. “The 2016 year was strategic to ASARECA because the institution had to make strategic decisions that will shape the future of...
  • Dr. Alex Ariho (left) and Dr. Cyprian Ebong share the MOU
    Creating jobs, especially for the youth in agricultural commodity value chains, stimulating wealth creation, and ensuring food and nutritional security: These are the three priorities that the African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) and the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research...
  • Participants at the S3A meeting in Kigali, Rwanda in a group photo
    ASARECA is strategically positioned to ensure that the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (S3A) and other continental frameworks designed to deliver life changing science technology and innovations are achieved. Addressing participants at the just concluded national consultations for...
  • Speakers and guests at the Science Agenda consultation workshop in Kigali, Rwanda
    Achieving the S3A target of doubling public and private sector investment into agricultural research for development and doubling productivity by 2020 will only be attained through “business unusual” and “walking the talk”, the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) senior directors have...
  • Participants at the S3A meeting in Kigali, Rwanda recently
    Rwanda has embraced the Science Agenda in Agriculture for Africa (S3A), noting that the Agenda will serve as a catalyst to Rwanda’s home-grown solutions for Agricultural transformation.  “The philosophy mooted by the S3A that countries must own and lead the implementation of initiatives to trigger...
  • Sustainable intensification practices could lead to better yileds
    Researchers drawn from key institutions working in agricultural research for development in Africa have flagged up the practice of sustainable intensification of agricultural systems as a key area of future cooperation between Africa and the United Kingdom. The participants drawn from a broad range...
  • Research mediated farming model
    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...

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