SAFE Student Statistics


The SAFE Mid-career training program (B.Sc. and Diploma Agricultural Extension Programs) has produced a critical mass of 6,160 highly trained and qualified agricultural extension agents who have been promoted professionally to various levels in the extension system to improve agricultural extension delivery in the nine participating countries. About 80% of the graduates are males and 20% females. Student enrollment in mid-career program continues to be high in all institutions. Currently, more than 1,260 students are enrolled in mid-career programs at different universities and colleges. After the completion of the study, all graduates have been promoted professionally, attained higher supervisory positions and received increments in salaries and other benefits.

 

The tracer study conducted in many countries indicated that graduates were using the knowledge and skills acquired during their studies in their current work. As a result more than 62 percent of graduates were highly satisfied with their current job.

 

The study revealed that the vast majority of the respondents are in professional occupations that are directly related to their studies. The study also shows that many graduates hold challenging and demanding key managerial and political positions of high status and with considerable decision making power. After the completion of the study, all graduates have been promoted professionally, attained higher supervisory positions and received increments in salaries and other benefits.


Higher income and promotion to a better position having higher social status are among important realized benefits that graduates of the mid-career program attributed to their completion of study.


 

Statistics of Mid-Career Students (As of July 2017)

SN
Universities/Colleges and Countries
Graduates
Current
Total
1
University of Cape Coast, Ghana (B.Sc.) 550 19 569
2
Kawadaso Agric. College, Ghana (Diploma) 585 4 589
3
Haramaya, Ethiopia (B.Sc.) 524 79 603
4
Hawasa, Ethiopia (B.Sc.) 231 41 272
5
Makerere, Uganda (B.Sc.) 393 209 602
6
Sokoine, Tanzania (B.Sc.) 955 144 1099
7
IPR/IFRA, Mali (Maîtrise) 222 68 290
8
Samanko Centre, Mali (Diploma) 260 27 287
9
Ahmadu Bello, Nigeria (B.Sc.) 186 30 216
10
Bayero University, Nigeria (B.Sc) 180 51 231
11
Abomey-Calavi, Benin (B.Sc.) 166 57 223
12
Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso (B.Sc.) 133 20 153
13
Lilongwe University, Malawi (B.Sc.) 125 25 150
14
Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia (B.Sc.) 96 59 155
15
Adamawa State University, Nigeria (BSc) 24 75 99
16
Illorin University, Nigeria (B.Sc) 43 14 57
17
Mekele University, Ethiopia (B.Sc.) 126 60 186
18
Wollo University, Ethiopia (B.Sc.) 59 52 111
19
Jimma University, Ethiopia (B.Sc.) 41 70 111
20 University of Segou, Mali (BSc) 0 34 34
21 Usmanu Danfodiyo Univ., Nigeria (BSc) 0 44 44
22 Arba Minch Univ., Ethiopia (BSc) 0 33 33
23 Semera Univ., Ethiopia (BSc) 0 32 32
24 Jijiga Univ., Ethiopia (BSc) 0 16 16
Sub-Total 4,899 1,263 6,162



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