Knowledge for Development

CTA/FARA publication ‘Agricultural Innovations for Sustainable Development’ Volume 3, Issue 2, 2011

Author: CTA and FARA

Date: 14/03/2012


In 2008, CTA and FARA, in collaboration with several African partners, launched Africa-wide science competitions targeting women and young professionals. The competitions sought to promote excellence and recognize and reward women and young professionals whose scientific contributions and technological innovations have made a positive impact on agricultural development and rural livelihoods in Africa.

The first two series of competitions (2008/2009 and 2009/2010) were successful and drew attention to the challenges faced by women and young professionals and the need for national as well as international investments to support their work. They also highlighted weaknesses and contributed to building capacity, supporting networking and opening doors for the beneficiaries. Top entries in the second series of the competitions were published in 2011.

Volume 3, Issue 2 can be downloaded below.


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