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Conference on Climate Change and Food Security in West Africa

Conference on Climate Change and Food Security in West Africa

18-19 November, 2019 at WASCAL Climate Change Economics GSP, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD), Dakar, Senegal.

This conference is intended to serve as a platform for exchanging and discussing latest research findings on the relationship between climate change and food security in Western Africa, particularly on innovative and cutting-edge solutions and insights related to the Conference themes. The conference seeks to bring together early career and experienced researchers from economics and other social sciences from the Western Africa region to promote mutual exchanges and collaborations on this crucial topic.

Find out more or how to submit a paper here.

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6th African Conference of Agricultural Economists

Sep 23 – 26, 2019 | Sheraton Abuja Hotel,  Abuja,  Nigeria

Agro-industrial transformation as a driver for employment generation, food security, and rural development in Africa Session organized by PARI at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) of the University of Bonn at the 6th African Conference of Agricultural Economists.

Agricultural stakeholders (farmers, researchers, practitioners, policy makers etc.) need to establish stronger linkages and share ideas and expertise to better tackle challenges impeding the growth of Africa’s agricultural sector. In this session, a panel consisting of researchers from ZEF and young agricultural economic scientists from around Africa will offer insights from their research. Each of them will bring their own priorities to the discussion, while demystifying some commonly held views in this area.

 

 

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African Green Revolution Forum 2019

AGRF 2019 will take place in Accra, Ghana, from 3-6 September 2019. This year, the theme will be “Grow Digital: Leveraing digital transformation to drive sustainable food systems in Africa”.

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AGRF 2019: Creating an enabling environment for digitalization to transform African Agriculture

Creating an enabling environment for digitalization to transform African Agriculture

Side-event at the African Green Revolution Forum 2019
Tuesday, 3 September 2019 02:30 – 04:30pm in Accra, Ghana

Organized by PARI – Implemented by the Center for Development Research (ZEF) & the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)

This session will shed light on the types of conditions that are needed to accelerate the digital revolution in Africa’s food and agriculture sector, including conducive policies, infrastructure, financing, skill development and start-up support. It will draw on research undertaken in three frontrunner countries in Africa to inform the debate and involve leading thinkers to discuss how to put the lessons into practice.

More information available here.