About this blog

This blog is the informal information channel from the social reporters and social media volunteers supporting FARA, the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa.

Our blog is mostly used for live reporting from events, supported by FARA. Information on this blog is not vetted as official communications, and mostly reflect the individual opinions of the authors.

Official press releases and updates are published on the FARA website.

This blog is supported by:

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About FARA

FARA is the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, an umbrella organization bringing together and forming coalitions of major stakeholders in agricultural research and development in Africa.

FARA complements the innovative activities of national, international and sub-regional research institutions to deliver more responsive and effective services to its stakeholders. It plays advocacy and coordination roles for agricultural research for development, while the national agricultural research systems (NARS), advanced research institutions (ARIs) and international agricultural research centres (IARCs) develop improved technologies along the research-to-development continuum in their respective countries and coverage areas.

About the FARA social reporting team

Our FARA Social Reporting team consists of more than 100 people: social media enthusiasts, volunteers and trainees from all over the world. Most of us are young professionals, enthused about the crucial role of communications and new media to bring out our core messages on the role of agriculture -and specifically “agriculture for development”- for a sustainable future.

If you want to join this virtual social media team, email to p.casier(at)cgiar.org