Annual Report

The SAFE programs have made steady progress during 2016.  The intake of students continues to increase in all of the twenty four (24) participating universities and colleges. The total number of beneficiaries has increased from 5,510 in 2015 to 6,105 in 2016. The performance of students in 2016 has been very encouraging. A significant number of them graduated with distinction. This indicates the continued demand and relevance of the SAFE initiative as well as the interest of the public and private sectors in capitalizing on the SAFE programs as a means to strengthen the knowledge and technical skills of their staff.

 

The overall implementation of the programs at the institutions in 2016 has been good. Teaching staff were reinforced through various trainings, such as training on value chain, module development, and implementation of SEPs. The FBO project has recorded a good progress. Special efforts were also made to reach a greater number of people with special needs.

 

The SAFE annual reports from 2003 - 2016 are avialbale below in PDF.

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Supported by:

Partner Universities

  • University of Cape Coast,

    Ghana.

    [Since 1993]

  • Haramaya University,

    Ethiopia.

    [Since 1996]

  • Makerere University,

    Uganda.

    [Since 1997]

  • Sokoine University,

    Tanzania.

    [Since 1998]

  • Kwadaso Agricultural

    College, Ghana.

    [Since 1999]

  • Ahmadu Bello University,

    Nigeria.

    [Since 2003]

  • Rural Polytechnic Inistitute

    for Training and Applied

    Research (IPR/IFRA), Mali.

    [Since 2003]

  • University of Abomey

    Calavi, Benin.

    [Since 2004]

  • University of Bobo

    Dioulasso,

    Burkina Faso.

    [Since 2004]

  • University of Lilongwe,

    Malawi.

    [Since 2005]

  • Hawasa University,

    Ethiopia.

    [Since 2006]

  • Samanko Agricultural

    College, Mali.

    [Since 2006]

  • Bayero University,

    Nigeria.

    [Since 2007]

  • Adamawa State University,

    Nigeria.

    [Since 2011]

  • Bahir Dar University,

    Ethiopia.

    [Since 2011]

  • University of Illorin,

    Nigeria.

    [Since 2011]

  • Mekele University,

    Ethiopia.

    [Since 2012]

  • Jimma University,

    Ethiopia.

    [Since 2013]

  • Wollo University,

    Ethiopia.

    [Since 2013]

  • University of Segou,

    Mali.

    [Since 2014]

  • Usmanu Danfodiyo,

    Nigeria.

    [Since 2014]

  • Semera University,

    Ethiopia.

    [Since 2016]

  • Arba Minch University,

    Ethiopia.

    [Since 2016]

  • Jigjiga Univ.,

    Ethiopia

    [Since 2016]

SAFE News/Events

  • The 20th anniversary of SAFE will be celebrated in Ghana from November 06-07, 2013. More
  • The 20th anniversary of SAFE was celebrated in Ghana from November 6-7, 2013. More
  • The book entitled "Setting the Grassroots on Fire", which described the history of Sasakawa intervention in Ghana launched.More
  • Hawasa University (Ethiopia) awarded honorary Doctoral Degree to Mr Yohei Sasakawa.
    More
  • The SAFE West Africa Coordinator got the 2013 AIAEE fellowship and outstanding performance. More
  • The Board Chair of SAFE, Hon. Prof. Ruth Oniang’o appointed as Vice-Chair of Global Forum on Agricultural Research. More
  • Top Aadministrators and Academics of SAFE partner Universities pay an exchange visit to University of Cape Coast, Ghana. More
  • A Regional Networking Workshop on ‘Creating, developing & sharing of modules electronically’ was held in Benin. More
  • A value chain training organized for lecturers at Jimma University on 11-14th of March, 2013.More
  • A one-day mid-career stakeholders workshop was organized in Ethiopia, at Desalgn Hotel on 10th of May 2013. More
  • Studies Conducted on Farmers Based Organization in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Mali and Uganda.More
20 Years of Extension Education in Africa: the SAFE Way

The 20th anniversary of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE) was celebrated in Ghana (November 6-7, 2013). It was marked by a major symposium.

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Publications

  • Evaluation of the SAFE Program at ABU and BUK, Nigeria - 2013Download
  • Feeding The Future: Special SAFE Anniversary Edition - 2013Download
  • Progrees Report of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education: 2011-2012 Download
  • The History of Sasakawa in Ghana "Setting The Grassroots on Fire"Download-Part 1

    Download-Part 2
  • Proceedings of the 2006 SAFE Regional Networking Workshop - Tanzania Download
  • Proccedings of the 2008 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Nigeria Download
  • Proccedings of the 2009 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Ethiopia Download
  • Proccedings of the 2010 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Ghana Download
  • Proccedings of the 2011 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Malawi Download
  • Proccedings of the 2012 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Benin
    [French] Download
  • Proccedings of the 2012 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Benin
    [English] Download
  • Proccedings of the 2013 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Tanzania Download
  • A Case Study on Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Programs in Ghana - 2007Download
  • Impact Assessment of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Program in Ghana - 2007 Download
  • A Case Study on Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education Programs in Ghana - 2008 Download
  • Impact Assessment of the B.Sc. Program for Mid Career Extension Professionals at Haramaya University, Ethiopia- 2010Download
  • Assessment of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education's Training Program at Alemaya University, Ethiopia - 2005Download
  • Assessment of the SAFE Program in Mali with Special Focus on SEPs - PhD Dissertation - 2010Download
  • Évaluation du programme de Maîtrise en Vulgarisation Agricole - IPR/IFRA [Mali] - 2010 Download