The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), the apex continental organisation responsible for coordinating and advocating for agricultural research for development (AR4D) held its Eighth General Assembly. It was done online. The spearpoint was deploying science and technology to boost productivity, DANIEL ESSIET reports.
The General Assembly of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) is a statutory triennial event held to refocus investment in agricultural research, technology and innovation to ensure food and nutrition security on the continent. FARA is the continental apex organisation for agricultural research and innovation in Africa.
At the 8th General Assembly of FARA held online in Ghana, speakers canvassed support for continental agricultural research to solve food production problems. They postulated that increased deployment of technology would help to revolutionise and improve the performance of African agriculture.
In his keynote presentation to the General Assembly, the President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr