SAFE Program Countries


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The purpose of the SAFE program is to contribute towards the agricultural and rural development efforts of the respective country through the production of qualified human resource in the field of agricultural extension required to raise agricultural production and productivity.

Map of Participating Countries

 

The SAFE programs continues to increase in all countries and is making a steady progress across the nine countries. The intake of students continues to increase in all of the twenty four (24) participating universities and colleges. The total number of beneficiaries has excced 6,000 in August 2016. 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.

 

List of participating universities and colleges in the nine countries are tabulated below:

SN
Country
University/College
Program
Starting Year
1
Benin
University of Abomey Calavi
B.Sc Degree
2004
2
Burkina Faso University of Bobo Dioulasso
B.Sc Degree
2004
3
Ethiopia
Haramaya University
B.Sc Degree
1996
4
Ethiopia
Hawasa University
B.Sc Degree
2006
5
Ethiopia
Bahir Dar University
B.Sc Degree
2011
6
Ethiopia
Mekele University
B.Sc Degree
2012
7
Ethiopia
Wollo University
B.Sc Degree
2013
8
Ethiopia
Jimma University
B.Sc Degree
2013
9
Ethiopia
Jigjiga University
B.Sc Degree
2015
10
Ethiopia
Samara University
B.Sc Degree
2016
11
Ethiopia
Arba Minch University
B.Sc Degree
2016
12
Ghana
University of Cape Coast
B.Sc Degree
1993
13
Ghana
Kwadaso Agricultural College
Diploma
1999
14
Malawi
Lilongwe University
B.Sc Degree
2005
15 Mali IPR/IFRA
Diploma
2003
16 Mali Samanko Centre
B.Sc Degree
2006
17 Mali University of Segou
B.Sc Degree
2014
18
Nigeria
Ahmadu Bello University
B.Sc Degree
2003
19
Nigeria
Bayero University
B.Sc Degree
2007
20
Nigeria
Adamawa State University
B.Sc Degree
2011
21
Nigeria
University of Illorin
B.Sc Degree
2011
22 Nigeria Usmanu Danfodiyo University
B.Sc Degree
2014
23
Tanzania
Sokoine University
B.Sc Degree
1998
24
Uganda
Makerere University
B.Sc Degree
1997

 

 

 




 




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