Board Members

Professor Ruth K. Oniang'o, Chair

 

Professor Ruth Oniang’o currently serves as Professor of Nutrition at the Great Lakes University of Kisumu. She is founder and editor-in-chief of the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development and founder and leader of the Rural Outreach Program, a Kenya based NGO. She has served on a number of international boards, such as the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Australian Centre of International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). She was a member of the Kenyan parliament, from 2002 to 2007, and Shadow Minister of Education, and currently chairs the Kenyan government’s thematic group for food security and nutrition.

 

 

Dr. Katsumi Hirano, Treasurer

 

Katsumi Hirano is Director General of IDE-JETRO (The Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization), a position he has held since 2008. He has had long experience of Sub-Saharan Africa in both the diplomatic and academic fields. From 2004 to 2007, he was Executive Director of JETRO Johannesburg Center. In the academic field, he was awarded the Okita Memorial Prize 2003 for his work entitled ‘illustrated Africa’s Economy’.

 

 

Shuichi Ono, Member

 

Shuichi Ohno, Executive Director of The Nippon Foundation, was appointed to this position in 2004. He joined the Foundation in 2001 as Director of International affairs. Under his leadership, the International Program Department of The Nippon Foundation has developed and supported a wide range of programs aimed at alleviating poverty and promoting human development around the world.

 

 

Masaaki Miyamoto, Ex officio Member

 

Masaaki Miyamoto has held the position of Executive Director for SAA and SAFE since 2007 having previously been Director General. A trained economist, he was previously General Manager of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation. He has also worked for the Japan Ship Machinery Export Association as well as serving as Division Chief for The Space Exposition, run by The Nippon Foundation.

 

 

Jean F. Freymond, Secretary

 

Jean Freymond funded and directed the Geneva-based Centre for Applied Studies in International Negotiations (CASIN). In 2007, he established GE&D, with the objective of simultaneously fostering entrepreneurship and creating the conditions for enhancing the capacity of doing business; and Geneva Dialogues, which aims to rethink governance and create the conditions for stakeholders to address complex societal issues such as global health.


 
   

 

 







Voices from the Field

  • Empowering Groups with Special Needs in Ethiopia. More
  • SAFE program helping communities engage in value-chain oriented, improved agricultural practices. More
  • “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