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Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE)

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Online platforms & databases
Focus Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Focus Topic:
Capacity Development
Type of Risk:
Biological & environmental
Managerial & operational
Type of Risk Managment Option:
Risk reduction/mitigation
Deola Naibakelao
Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education

The need to ensure that agricultural knowledge and technology from research is effectively disseminated to farmers and end users in sub-Saharan Africa to improve profits and livelihoods cannot be overemphasized. As key actors of development tackled a myriad of agricultural production and post-production issues, it became apparent that the extension system, especially the frontline extension agents needed to be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to effectively disseminate crucial agricultural information and technology needed for sustainable agricultural development. Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE) has taken the lead in developing responsive, custom-made agricultural extension education and rural leadership programs that reach out development professionals that work directly with rural people to change their livelihoods.