Welcome

The Association of African Agricultural Professionals in the Diaspora (AAAPD) is a new organization founded in 2008 and launched in 2010 at the World Bank, DC with the assistance of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It is comprised of a database of multi-disciplinary African Professionals in the Diaspora, many of them academicians, researchers, extension specialists, agricultural economists and development agents. Most of them have 10-20 years’ experience working in different capacities in various regions of Africa in addition to their international experience. AAAPD provides a platform where the Diasporians interact and discuss hot issues affecting African development and solicit novel ideas to develop African agriculture. AAAPD hypothesizes that improving small holder farmer productivity is the key to enhancing African development. To this end, working with collaborators in Africa and abroad, AAAPD will help catalyze Africa’s agricultural transformation by

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Events

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Africa Food Prize

Date: Jan 01,2016

 As someone keenly interested in boosting food production and incomes on Africa's family farms,

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The 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW) and FARA General Assembly, to be held in Kigali, Rwan

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Blogs

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Author: Dianah

Date: Mar 31 , 2016

Dear AAAPD members, partners and friends,  I would like to start by thanking you for your co

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Author: Peter Jeranyama

Date: Mar 31 , 2016

 No doubt about it, Peter Jeranyama knows how to help plants grow. As an Extension assistant pr

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In the spirit of George Washington Carver George Washington Carver was a brilliant scientist and ed

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Communities

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Land Grab in Africa

Land grab in Africa is on the increase. Proponents claim African countries benefit from increased i

Gender Issues

AAAPD recognizes that women are the cornerstone for smallholder farmer production in Africa but they

Education

Working with collaborators in Africa and abroad, AAAPD will help in the following areas: strengtheni

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Gambia: Govt to Give Over 400 Tons of Seeds to Far

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Ghana: UNU-INRA Organizes Training Workshop for Fa

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What We Do

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Capacity Building

     Institutional and Human Capacity Building in Business & Agricultural RET&rsq

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Gender Issues

Background AAAPD understands the central role of women in African agriculture. For any meaningful e

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Policy and Advocacy

     Advocacy & Communication AAAPD has identified four broad program areas of e

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Youth and Agriculture

Consideration of the youth as future farmers in Africa has not received adequate attention. Indigeno

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