CASE Africa Conference 2016 happening in Nairobi, Kenya from 8 to10 November, 2016


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The 11th annual CASE Africa Conference is the premiere event and Africa’s largest annual gathering of professionals who work in alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing on behalf of educational institutions.

Organised in partnership with the University of Nairobi and Strathmore University, attendees will make new connections while learning best practices from within Africa and around the globe.

The CASE Africa Conference features sessions that are delegate owned and highly participative. Attendees will receive one-to-one tutorial support, advice from accomplished faculty members and share their own experiences and success stories. Read more

First Announcement: African Crop Science Society Conference


The African Crop Science Society (ACSS) General Assembly decided that the next conference will be held in South Africa. The South African Organizing Committee (LOC) announces the following important information:

  1. Date of Conference: 15 – 18 January 2018
  2. Venue: University Stellenbosch -30 km from the International Airport of Cape Town
  3. Registration Fee: $300 and late registration (after 30 September 2017) $500
  4. Conference Theme: Sustainable Agricultural Systems for Food Security in Africa.
  5. Call for papers and Posters: Abstracts for papers and posters must be submitted by June. More details will follow in the next announcement.

Opening and Closing Ceremony: The opening will take place in the morning of 15 January 2018 and the closing ceremony on the afternoon of 18 January 2018.

Plenary and Keynote Speakers: Plenary and Keynote speakers will pave the way for specific scientific topics.

Side Events and Field Trips: The field trips will take place in the afternoon on Wednesday, 17 January 2018. Side events can be organized if there is a need.  For example “Advantages of BT genes in crops and safety for human consumption, drought tolerance, etc.

Accommodation: Three hundred delegates can be accommodated in University Hostels at the rate of $50 per day included breakfast. A list of private accommodation in Hotels and Guest Houses will follow later.   Transport will be arranged between the private accommodation and the main conference venue.

Climate: Stellenbosch is located in the winter rainfall region, which means that January is hot and dry.

Health Certificate: Health authorities of South Africa require an international certificate of vaccination for example yellow fever.

Visa Regulations: The South African authorities require a visa for delegates from certain countries.

More details will be available at the South African Embassy.

Invitation Letters: Invitation letters to attend the conference can be obtained from:

Dr G.D. Joubert, P.O. Box 236, Robertson, 6705, South Africa.

E-mail: joub@absamail.co.za or Mobile phone: +27 83 458 0706

 

International Conference on Enhancing Sustainable Agricultural Production and Marketing Systems through Science, Technology and Innovation


Dates: November 29-December 02, 2016.

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Agriculture remains a key pillar in economies of many Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries. Despite many efforts to improve agricultural productivity and food security systems, several SSA countries continue to grapple with the twin challenges of poverty and food/nutrition insecurity. Majority of rural population live below the poverty line and face declining crop and livestock productivity.

Although great milestones have been witnessed in the world since the first green revolution, most small holder farmers especially in SSA are still trapped in subsistence farming with limited commercialization and slow rates of technology diffusion. Their agricultural production systems are still characterized by poor and declining/stagnated yields, high susceptibility to pests and diseases. Read more

Linking research to inclusive development for food security: Facing rural innovation challenges


An ICRA course for professionals involved in facilitating and coaching rural innovation

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Wageningen, the Netherlands 14 Nov – 2 Dec 20 16 (3 weeks)

Researchers must make their work relevant for the inclusive development of involved communities. And agricultural professionals, farmers and their organizations need up to date information on how to most effectively improve food security. This course introduces you to new approaches and tools for designing and managing participation in rural innovation that helps to resolve both problems and find complementary solutions. it enables you to create and support effective partnerships, collaboration and dynamic stakeholder networks to co-create new knowledge for better agri-business deals and higher farmer income. Click here to read more.