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Winrock International

Legacy Project

Sasakawa Africa Fund for Education (SAFE)

Small farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa are better able to achieve food security and earn a sufficient livelihood when they receive assistance from the continent’s agricultural colleges and universities. This program helps bolster the ranks of agricultural experts by introducing new opportunities for mid-career professionals to participate in extension education and degree programs at African universities.

Funder: Sasakawa Africa Association

Project Timeline: January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2020

Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda

Program Areas: Agriculture, Resilience and Water  and Education

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Project Goals


institutions in nine countries


mid-career extension agents recently graduated