SAFE Scholarship Student Statistics

Most of the universities involved in the SAFE programs are experiencing a critical shortage of qualified and experienced teaching staff in the area of agricultural extension. Apart from an actual shortage of staff, the teaching staffs generally lack the experience necessary to teach practical programs because they themselves are products of theory-based programs, and most have been recruited immediately after graduating.

 

 

Although SAFE is running strong and practically oriented programs, implementation has been quite challenging due to lack trained teaching staff at training institutions. It is therefore necessary to invest in retraining the teaching staff at agricultural education institutions so that the graduates will have the desired impact in the field.

 

To this effect, one of the SAFE goals isto increase the number and qualifications of faculty members. SAFE has promoted the recruitment of qualified faculty members (particularly female lecturers) and provides opportunities for advanced studies to strengthen their credentials. Currently SAFE is providing a limited number of targeted and strategic scholarships and other kinds of financial support for advanced studies.

 

This strategic scholarship program has made

contribution to the agricultural sector principally through upgrading the technical and human relations skills of experienced lecturers and mid-career extension staff working with the Universities, Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Bureaus of Agriculture and Non-governmental organizations engaged in agricultural and rural development. So far, 114 students (95 males and 19 females) from 12 countries benefited from the scholarship program. Eight faculty members are currently enrolled for PhD and MSc studies at different African universities.

 

Statistics of Scholarship Students (As of June 2016)

SN

Country

Total

PhD

MSc

BSc

Diploma

1

Tanzania

1

3

6

-

10

2

Uganda

-

1

3

-

4

3

Mozambique

-

1

5

1

7

4

Ethiopia

7

11

-

-

18

5

Malawi

-

2

2

4

8

6

Nigeria

1

3

9

-

13

7

Benin

1

4

1

-

6

8

Togo

-

1

3

-

4

9

Burkina Faso

1

1

2

-

4

10

Mali

2

4

1

-

7

11

Guinea

-

1

-

-

1

12

Ghana

1

29

1

1

32

Total

14

61

33

6

114

 

Click here to read list of scholarship Recipients.

 




Voices from the Field

  • “SAFE`s part in my life has been immense”, Coulibaly K. Mallé. More
  • “No better time than now to thank SAFE”, Mesele Yilma,. More
  • “When knowledge empowers you, challenges are not problems”, Patience Kantomah, SAFE mid-career student at Bayero University, Nigeria.More
  • "My dream to educate my children has come true", George Mutebe, Uganda.
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  • “My thanks are enormous for Sasakawa`s intervention”, Misaye Mitiku, Ethiopia. More
  • “The reason why our cooperative is a primary model cooperative is because of Sasakawa`s intervention”, Tike Fekade, Ethiopia. More
  • “We realized crop failure is farmers’ failure”, Muhammmad Yaro, Nigeria. More

Vision 2020

Effective extension delivery systems in Sub-Saharan Africa that are based on farmer needs and demands along the entire agricultural value chain, with a special focus on smallholder farmers, most of whom are women.

SAFE Mission

Strengthening agricultural education institutions in sub-Saharan Africa to provide demand driven, value chain oriented, training for mid-career agricultural advisory workers.

 

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Publications

  • Feeding The Future: Special SAFE Anniversary Edition - 2013Download
  • Progrees Report of the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education: 2011-2012 Download
  • 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
  • Proccedings of the 2014 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Mali Download
  • Proccedings of the 2015 SAFE Regional Technical Networking Workshop - Uganda 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