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Press release: Experts advise on eliminating malnutrition in Africa

Several African countries, including Senegal, Ghana, and Ethiopia, have shown success in reducing malnutrition over the last 15 years. This progress, driven in part by policy actions and interventions, shows that the battle against malnutrition in Africa can be won, according to a new report launched today by the Malabo Montpellier Panel at the Africa Green Revolution Forum in Cote d’Ivoire.

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PARI side-event at AGRF-2017 stresses need for innovations to drive agricultural growth in Africa

At the side-event of the Program of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation (PARI) at the African Green Revolution Forum 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, leading researchers and policy makers presented their ideas on how and where to best target innovation investments for sustainable agricultural growth and rural development. Read more PARI side-event at AGRF-2017 stresses need for innovations to drive agricultural growth in Africa

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Farmer Innovation Contest starts in Mali

From the 13th to 20th August 2017, FARA team and the Institute of Rural Economics (IER, Mali), prepared the ground for the launch of a Farmer Innovation Contest (FIC) in Mali. This consisted of training of farmers innovations scouters and the contest facilitators in Koulikoro, Segou and Sikasso regions in Mali. Part of the preparation also involved fine-tuning of jingles in French and Bambara for radio publicity on the farmers innovations contest.

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PARI Launches Implementation of 2017 Farmer Innovation Contest in Cameroon

A team from the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD, Cameroon), prepared the ground for the launch of a farmer innovation contest (FIC) in Cameroon. This ground preparation which took place from the 24th to 28th July, 2017 consisted mainly of: the training of farmer innovations scouters and the contest facilitators in West, South-West, and Adamawa regions of Cameroon; and the fine-tuning of jingles in Pidgin English, French and Fulfulde for radio announcement of the farmers innovations contest.

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First national policy roundtable presents key PARI findings to policy stakeholders in Ghana

On July 31- August 1, 2017, leading agricultural stakeholders from government, private sector, farmer groups, research and development cooperation met in Accra, Ghana  for the first national policy roundtable under PARI to discuss policy measures needed to promote agricultural development in Ghana. The Policy Roundtable was organized by PARI and hosted by the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

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