2012 Workshop Summary  
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Table of Contents


Executive Summary

Organizing Committees

Introduction and Background

Outcomes and Highlights from the Workshop

Scientific Capacity Building for Universities, Research and Extension Personnel

  • Botswana
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Senegal
  • Zambia

Institutional Capacity Building for Knowledge Sharing and Extension Delivery (EXtension)

  • Botswana
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Senegal
  • Zambia

Needs and Steps for Establishing an EXtension Hub for Africa Based at FARA Identified

In-Country Needs

Potential Links Between Program and Other Initiatives and Program Management Structures In the Different Countries

  • Botswana
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Senegal
  • Zambia

Recommendation on Linkages with Other Initiatives and Proposal for Program Management Structure

Proposed Next Steps

Goals and Objectives



The Workshop Process

Welcoming Remarks

  • Opening Remarks by Dr. Ramadjita Tabo, DED, FARA
  • Address by Provost, College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences - Prof. S. K. Offei
  • Speech by Prof. David S. Jackson

Summary of Expectations by Participants

Institutional / Country Reports

  • Presentation on Status of Tertiary Agricultural Education in Africa – Dr. Irene Annor Frempong
  • Zambia Status Report - Mary Chipili and Mick S. Mwala
  • Ghana Status Report – Prof. John Ofosu-Anim
  • Ethiopia Status Report – Dr. Yibarek Wolderhawriat
  • Botswana Status Report – E.B. Khonga and S. George
  • Senegal Status Report – Prof. K. Noba
  • African Virtual University Status Report - Dr. Therrezinha Fernandes
  • Presentation on Project overview and scope, workshop objectives and expected outcomes - Dr. Ousmane Youm and Dr. John E. Foster
  • Presentation on FARA’s Experiences with Coordination of Continental Capacity Strengthening Projects – Dr. Nelson Ojijo

Capacity of UNL’s Collaborating Departments:

  • The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources – Dr. David Jackson
  • Department of Agronomy& Horticulture, UNL – Dr. Tom Hoegemeyer
  • Crop Protection Disciplines in UNL by Dr. Gary Brewer
  • Water for Food Institute – Dr. Marc Andreini
  • National eXtension Initiative of the United States of America– Dr. Kevin Gamble

Country Specific Plans For Outcome 1

Country Specific Plans For Outcome 2

Recap of Workshop Outcomes

Closing Ceremony / Remarks

List of Participants

List of Acronyms