Sasakawa Africa Association
Address: 5th Floor, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Building, 1-15-16 Toranomon Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8524, Japan
Year Founded: 1986
Outline of Activities
The Sasakawa Africa Association administers and manages Sasakawa Global 2000, a program to bring about food security in sub-Saharan Africa. Sasakawa Global 2000 is a program through which smallholder farmers are taught modern farming methods, including the use of quality seed and small amounts of fertilizer. It has succeeded in increasing production by 2-6 times for the farmers that use its methods.
The association’s other activities include teaching agroprocessing in Africa, to increase the economic viability of the Sasakawa Global 2000 program and improve the links between Africa’s farms and urban areas.