News Updates

  • New Banana Disease Threatens Uganda and Rwanda

    20 July 2020

    By Alis Okonji Banana farming in Uganda and neighbouring countries is under attack after several smallholder farmers in western Uganda and northern Rwanda reported to have lost over 60 percent of...

  • Nous mettons à jour le registre de nos membres et partenaires.

    Nous mettons à jour le registre de nos membres et partenaires.
    23 June 2020

    Chers membres et partenaires de l’ASARECA, L'ASARECA est en train de concrétiser ses partenariats pour faciliter la mise en œuvre de diverses actions conjointesprévues dans notre planstratégique et...

  • We are Updating our Members and Partners Register

    ASARECA is Updating Members and Partners Register
    23 June 2020

    Dear esteemed members and partners, ASARECA is in the process of concretising its partnerships to facilitate implementation of various joint actions, which are planned in our Strategy and Results...

  • Annual Corporate Report 2019

    Annual Corporate Report 2019
    23 June 2020

    By Ben Moses Ilakut: Celebrating a Silver Jubilee in coordinating Agricultural Research for Development  (AR4D); hosting the ASARECA Council of Partron Ministers (CPM) Summit; flagging off the...

  • Climate Smart Agriculture: A priority for Africa

    23 June 2020

    By Alis Okonji Over 200 million smallholder farmers in Africa have been seriously hit by the effects of climate change amongst other challenges affecting food production in the continent. The growing...

  • A New Dawn for Cassava

    01 June 2020

    By Alis Okonji Cassava is a highly resilient, nutritious food security crop, feed and industrial crop that can greatly contribute to improving the food security and livelihoods of smallholder farmers...

  • European Union; Investing in AR4D Capacity.

    27 May 2020

    By Alis Okonji Agriculture and food systems in low and middle income countries constantly face challenges worsened by climate change, pests and diseases and occurrences like the COVID-19 Global...

  • How COVID-19 has accelerated adoption of ICTs in AR4D

    Corporates are seeking the best tools and solutions for working remotely to manage virtual teams, time, planning and tracking implementation progress
    20 May 2020

    By Ben Moses Ilakut: That livelihoods are at stake due to the COVID-19 pandemic is now an undisputed reality. This is the reason the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres has appealed to...

  • Somalia's War Against Desert Locusts

    18 May 2020

    By Alis Okonji Somalia has finally joined her east African neighbours in using aerial control measures to fight the locust invasion that has been ravaging the region for the past eight months. This...

  • Looming Hunger post COVID-19 Pandemic

    04 May 2020

    Cover Image; Thomas Mukoya | Reuters By Alis Okonji Is a hunger pandemic looming beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic? The United Nations World Food Program has warned that the number of severely food...