News from FARA

CORAF Appoints Dr. Emmanuel Njukwe as Director of Research and Innovation

CORAF is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Emmanuel Kouopkwa Njukwe as Director of Research and Innovation, effective October 1, 2021.

Dr. Njukwe, a national from Cameroon, brings over two decades of experience in research and development with a focus on scaling out innovations to small-holder farmers.

Dr. Njukwe was, until his nomination working as country representative of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Burundi. A position he has held since 2018.

ICRISAT receives Africa Food Prize

NAIROBI, KENYA — The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) on Sept. 8 was awarded the 2021 Africa Food Prize for work that has improved food security across 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

ICRISAT, a CGIAR Research Center, is a non-profit, non-political public international research organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world.

Advocating for Gender-Smart Investments In Advancing Science, Technology and Innovation within Africa’s AR4D


By; Karen Munoko Nguru

This year’s International Women’s Day is celebrated in such unprecedented times. As the continent and, more specifically, the agricultural community start to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic slowly, it presents an opportunity to build back better. However, to do that requires immediate, practical actions that choose to challenge the systemic issues that have prevented the full participation of women in Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D).