Responsible for coordinating and advocating for agricultural research in Africa, the Africa Agricultural Research Forum (FARA) serves as the technical arm of the African Union Commission. The organization focuses on development and technology to advance agriculture on the continent. “There is no country that has broken the food security barrier without adopting science,” says Yemi Akinbamijo, the institution’s director.
In an interview with ATLANTICO, he said that he believes in the exchange of experiences of South-South Cooperation to overcome the challenges encountered today in Africa. He also points to similarities between tropical climate regions as an opportunity to share experiences.
In November, FARA signed an agreement with the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV) to offer scholarships to African students in the fields of agriculture and agribusiness.