Mr. Noé Emmanuel Mbemba, RAILS national focal person for the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) has been appointed Acting Director of the National Center for Documentation, Scientific and Technical Information (CNDIST), effective 7th December 2013. He replaces Mr. Didier NGalebaye who has resigned.
See some interesting websites from countries, created on their eRAILS national portals.
- Journées portes ouvertes CRA-Sud/CNS-Maïs New!
- Atelier d’évaluation de la performance de la recherche au niveau de l’INRAB : Contraintes, défis et perspectives. Niaouli (benin), du 06 au 08 Août 2013
The Ugunja Community Resource Centre (UCRC) is a Kenyan non-governmental organisation in Ugunja District, Siaya County in Western Kenya region. The UCRC aims to equip community members with the skills and resources necessary to combat poverty, hunger, poor health, gender inequality and lack of educational opportunities.
Watch interesting videos of farmer success stories.
- Burkina Faso
- C. A. R.
- Cape Verde
- Congo, Rep.
- Cote d'Ivoire
- DR Congo
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
Giving farmers a voice
The project "eRAILS phase II" launched an information exchange service in 13 pilot countries in SSA. The objective is to build a knowledge base in collaboration with 30 farmers' organisations and a large number of experts from the selected countries. During detailed household interviews, a thousand farmers indicate production constraints and are providing valuable data. Recent examples of requests and answers are featured below. The project is contributing to the Promotion of Science and Technology for Agricultural Development in Africa (PSTAD) with financial support of the African Development Bank.
Cabbages drying up
Apple fruit trees declining in terms of production due to poor health
Maize crop affected by a masses of sooty substance.
The project uses the RUN system for the documentation of requests and answers.
Stories from the field
A joint mission comprising of officers from FARA, AfDB and ASARECA carried out an implementation assessment visit to activities of the project on promotion of science and technologies for agricultural development in Africa (PSTAD) in various locations in Kenya and Tanzania. The project is been executed by FARA in collaboration with SRO and the NARS with funding support from the African Development Bank (AfDB).
Find out more about the top 3 films out of the 19 entries that were submitted for this second African Agricultural Film Festival Competition.
Pictures of the Side event organized by the FARA Access to Knowledge and Technologies Unit (NSF2) during the 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week.
In a rather unprecedented move in the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Joseph Kabila, surprised all by allocating a 500 hectares to INERA and plans to allocate additional 1000 hectares for the production of Quality Protein , when he watched a media programme on the impact of AfDB funded PSTAD project coordinated by FARA. More...
DONATA Project learning tour in Gambia (CORAF/WECARD)
A learning tour in Gambia in the framework of the DONATA Project (Dissemination of New Agricultural Technologies in Africa), an initiative coordinated by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB), to accelerate the dissemination of high potential agricultural technologies.
Boniface works for Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) as an Assistant Director Information Management and Communication Technology. He also coordinates the Kenya Agricultural Information Network (KAINet). He is instrumental in moving forward RAILS and especially in Kenya by engaging stakeholders in agriculture understand the importance of managing and sharing knowledge plus encouraging/implementing the uptake of emerging ICT technologies. He is administrator of the Kenya eRAILS portal.