Wednesday, 10 June 2009

First announcement: 5thAfrican Agricultural Science Week and FARA General Assembly

19 –24 July 2010, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The Government of Burkina Faso has graciously offered to host the fifth General Assembly of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa(FARA). The General Assembly (GA)will draw together representatives of FARA's constituents.

FARA constituents are African and non-African institutions involved in African agricultural research and development (ARD) such as the Sub-Regional Organizations (SROs) (ASARECA, CORAF/WECARD, SADC/FANR and NASRO), farmers' and pastoralists' organisations, the agricultural research institutions, universities, NGOs and private enterprises, non-African advanced research institutions (ARIs), the International Agricultural Research Centers (IARCs), international NGOs, policy makers, private sector and Africa's development partners.

  • To provide platform for FARA constituents to interact and network
  • To review progress and lessons learnt since the 4th General Assembly and set the African regional agenda for agricultural research for development (ARD) over the next 3years.
  • To hold a Burkina Faso Agricultural Science day as a highlight of Agricultural Science week, where the host country will show how agricultural innovations are contributing in alleviating poverty, promoting food security and protecting the environment.
  • To hold a FARA business meeting to endorse strategic decisions on governance and direction of FARA


5thAfrican Agricultural Science Week and FARA General Assembly