The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa , FARA, has ignited a renewed interest in some forgotten and less utilized foods in African countries. The initiative started in 2021 continues in 2022, with a call to cluster invited participated in order to have their expertise properly deployed

A release signed by the contact person, on behalf of Prof Wole Adetunbi, Senior Technical  Cluster  Leader,  stated the full intention of the step…and more. Please read on

Dear Community Members,

Following the discussion on the subject “2022 Opening Thoughts: Africa CoP on Forgotten Foods”, which commenced on the 18th of January, 2022 with an initial outline on how we will be running this CoP, I would like to follow up on some of the issues which were outlined in the mail Prof. Wole Fatunbi sent.

1. In other to have a smooth running of this African Community on Forgotten Foods, there is the need to cluster all community members into areas of specialization, interest as well as competence.
2. This would help in the identifications of members who would pick up issues related to their areas of specialization.
3. This will help reduce or eliminate the duplications of efforts on the issues of forgotten foods at the national, regional, and continental levels.
4. The clustering will also provide an opportunity for community members with the same area of specialization to network on the emerging issues around their specializations as well as provide support to cross-cutting issues in the continent.
5. Kindly find the link to the form and provide your details to help FARA in the clustering process here: You are required to complete this form to guide our next line of action on the activities for 2022.

FARA looks forward to a fruitful year and continuous partnership in the development of African agriculture, especially in the reintegration of the forgotten food commodities and species into our food system.

Kind regards


Prof. Wole Fatunbi (Ph.D.)
Senior Technical Cluster Leader/Innovation Systems Specialist
Kombat Richard
Research Assistant
Innovation to Impact Partnerships and Systems (2IPS)

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