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Second announcement Africa Agriculture Science Week and FARA General Assembly
19 July 2010 - 24 July 2010


Overview

The Government of Burkina Faso has graciously offered to host the fifth (5th) General Assembly of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA). The General Assembly will draw together representatives of FARA's constituents from all African and non-African institutions involved in African agricultural research and development 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 that comprise the national agricultural research systems (NARS), non-African advanced research institutions (ARIs), the International Agricultural Research Centers (IARCs), international NGOs, policy makers, private sector, farmers’ organizations and Africa's development partners.

Objectives
  • To hold the 5th African Agricultural Science Week and the 5th FARA General Assembly.
  • To enable FARA members meet to review progress and lessons learnt since the 4th General Assembly and based on foresights and determine the African regional agenda for the next three years.
  • To hold a Burkina Faso Agricultural Science day as a highlight of Agricultural Science week, where host country exhibit their agricultural innovations to raise awareness on the relevance and impact of agricultural research in alleviating poverty, promoting food security and protecting the environment.
Expected Outputs
  • Increased knowledge of the problems, opportunities and successes in African agricultural research and development
  • Greater awareness of the roles and contributions of different stakeholders and enhanced networking and interaction
  • Greater appreciation amongst the participants and the public of the important contributions of agricultural research for development in Africa, especially in Burkina Faso
  • Review and endorsement of FARA’s program for the next three years
  • Election of new FARA Executive Board members including the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson

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