The FARA Social Reporters Blog

I am greatly impressed by what I see as I walk from booth to booth at the Accra International Conference Centre. Many of those who are gathered here are exhibiting their current work and new innovations. All are aimed at one thing: Improving the agricultural sector in Africa.

The 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week organized by FARA has provided a great opportunity to converge the region’s researchers, policymakers, scientists, farmers, donors and innovators all under one roof. Everyone here is putting forward their best ideas on how to push this continent forward, employing science and technology to achieve agricultural development and food security.

But with all this wealth of knowledge, shouldn’t we have been seeing the results ages ago? What is the disconnect between the technical know-how and actually increasing agricultural output on the level of the smallholder farmers?

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