Regional coffee growers, exporters and sector policy makers are turning their focus to domestic consumption, a move they say is intended to cushion them against fluctuations on the international market, which sometimes adversely affects their incomes.
They were speaking Friday at the official launch of the 17th African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition (AFCC&E) in Kigali. The event is running under the theme, ‘Specialty Coffees at the Heart of Africa’, and it is focusing production and marketing of high quality coffee.
The event was organised by African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) and Rwanda’s National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB). Read more here
The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) will hold its second biennial food system conference in Dakar, Senegal, from the 3rd to the 5th of November 2018. Please find attached the website. http://foodsystems.
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Government of Rwanda and the African Union, are co-organizing a regional conference on “Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship” on 20 and 21 August 2018.
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The conference will focus on the three major cross-cutting themes related to youth issues:
Youth and Entrepreneurship focusing on youth entrepreneurship, particularly how to develop and sustain youth-led, or youth-focused, business products and services geared towards agriculture and ICTs.
Digital Innovation focusing on innovative solutions to support digital innovation and modern production technologies in agriculture, youth-focused networking and engagement around entrepreneurship, innovation and agr... Read more
International Conference on Sustainable Development is organized by the
European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT
The 7th ICSD 2019 is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context.
The Conference venue is: Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy
Read more: https://ecsdev.org/conference/7icsd-2019
According to expert reports, agriculture sector in Africa is the least productive in the world. Small-scale and subsistence farmers, pastoralists, and fishermen produce most of the food consumed in this region, yet they continue to face a number of challenges. Lack of capital for investment contributes significantly to the lowering of small scale farmers’ productivity levels.
How can formal financial institutions provide agricultural credit that meets the unique demands of the entire agricultural?
“Agriculture in African countries is massively under-funded”.
1. Financial inclusion and innovation in Agriculture· Inclusive investment
2. Value chain financing· Building competitive commercial Value Chains
3.Doing Successful Agribusiness in Africa· 1) Enabling farmers to think like business people 2) Important Business initiatives and skills
4.Public-private partnerships· 1) Source of le... Read more
There are only 4 weeks left until TEAM UP 2018 Catalysing Change takes place at Glaziers Hall (London) and tickets are selling fast! To reserve your place for the world’s top tea and sustainability conference brought to you by IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, and Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) please click here.
ESADA is delighted to announce to you that the 14th Edition of the African Dairy Conference and Exhibition (14th AfDa), will be taking place on 20th – 24th August 2018 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more here: https://www.dairyafrica.com/afda/
- Exhibit: Showcase your products in the presence of key industry stakeholders and decision makers
- Visit: Experience firsthand world class technologies and the latest innovative solutions in dairy
- Conference: Attend powerful, insightful and strategic conference sessions with presentation from world renowned dairy industry leaders
Holland Pavilion ESADA Nairobi
The NABC, in collaboration with SNV, will be organizing the Holland Pavilion at the 14th edition of ESADA's African Dairy Conference & Exhibition in Nairobi, Kenya. For years NABC has facilitated a Holland pavilion at ESADA, positioning the Dutch dairy sector as the suppliers of choice for all those participating. The cost i... Read more
New Ag International will host in Kenya, from Wednesday 21st - Friday 23rd March 2018, their annual international conferences covering the world of High Tech Agriculture in depth.
The conference programme of international speakers will cover the following:
Biostimulants and Biofertilizers – New Products
Irrigation Technology (microirrigation-sprinkler irrigation, irrigation control & scheduling)
Precision Agriculture practical applications in Plant Nutrition, Plant Protection, Irrigation and Fertigation
Speciality Plant Nutrition (fertigation, foliar spray & micronutrients)
Special attention will be given to abstracts covering regional subjects about agronomics, economics and technological developments in Africa.
The conferences will feature speakers from academic, government and industry circles, whose aim will be to promote products and technologies that fit African conditions.
For more information about the conference and exhibition, click here.
The 10th global ICT4D Conference brings together public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community. Participants share how they are using innovations in information and communications technology to increase impact in addressing humanitarian and development challenges. This highly interactive and hands-on conference attracts a diverse audience of technical advisors, field-based program managers, executives, and others who offer a range of practical insights on applying technology to development challenges.
To find out more and register:
Founded in 2005, eLearning Africa is the leading pan-African conference and Ministerial Round Table on ICT enhanced training, digital learning and educational technology. The three day event offers participants the opportunity to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as to enhance their knowledge and skills.
Over 12 consecutive years, eLearning Africa has hosted 16,228 participants from 100+ different countries around the world, with over 85% coming from the African continent. More than 3,300 speakers have addressed the conference about every aspect of technology enhanced education and skills development.
This year’s conference will be co-hosted by the Republic of Rwanda,with the support of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of ICT in collaboration with the Rwanda Convention Bureau.
For interested applicants, there is also a Call for Papers to be presented in the eLearning Africa event, the 13th International Con... Read more
This conference takes place tomorrow 1 Dec 2017 in the Netherlands and will be attended by approx. 120 guests, of which about 30-35 are from Africa and Asia. The guests are representatives of GCP and ARF research consortia, involved in these research initiatives touching upon a range of specific topics related to Food and Nutrition Security and to agri-food sector development. (see http://knowledge4food.net/research-projects/ ) and representatives from policy, civil society and private sector.
The conference will be used to discuss interim findings of research with Dutch policy makers and a broader multi-stakeholder community.
The concept notes for the different sessions are worth reading also if you don't attend yourself. You may download them through the links below:
Session 1 – Innovations for food security: concept note
Session 2 – Nutrition and consumpti... Read more
Vous êtes Entrepreneurs agricoles, Producteurs, Transformateurs, Fournisseurs d'intrants et de services, Equipementiers, Institutions de Connaissances, Institutions de Financement, ONG , Partenaire au Développement, Projet, ou Programme, Coopératives , Associations, participez à la 2ème édition de la Foire Agricole de Kayes (FOKAYES 2017), sur le thème
"Entrepreneuriat Agricole, Alternative Durable à l’Immigration Clandestine "
Des expositions, des conférences thématiques, des animations culturelles, et des centaines de visiteurs attendus.
La FOKAYES, pour c’est pour valoriser les produits agricoles de la région et booster l’accès au marché. Alors sortez massivement car cette foire est la vôtre. Pour p... Read more
The first edition of Poultry Africa 2017 event took place from the 4th to 5th at Kigali Convention Centre. It was a two days event which brought together over 1000 key stakeholders in poultry industry mainly from Europe, North America and Sub-Saharan Africa, to discuss the development of the poultry industry in Africa.
The event themed “Poultry Africa 2017” was organized by Netherlands - African Business Council (NABC) in close cooperation with VNU Exhibitions, the Dutch Poultry Centre and Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI). The Stakeholders of poultry industry from international and national level discussed about the poultry industry development on the African continent.
Mr. Jean Claude Kayisinga, the Permanent Secretary in MINAGRI, opening this global event noted that this is a rare opportunity to bring together poultry industry stakeholders across the value chain from farmers... Read more
The International Conference on Sustainable Development is organized by the European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University.
The 6th ICSD 2018 is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context.
Read more: https://ecsdev.org/index.php/conference
The growing number of unemployed youth in Africa is one of the most challenging issues we face – and that’s while African economies are growing and there is increasing demand for a skilled workforce. But how do we ensure that young people’s skills match the demand from the market?
Join the Edukans Learn4Work event and find out how we can maximize youth employment together!
We are delighted to announce that Education State Minister Teshoma Lemma will be our keynote speaker. As head of the Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Agency (FTVETA) he will share his view on the developments within the labour market and the education sector.
Wednesday 11 October 2017
Ghion Hotel, Addis Ababa
10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Followed by a networking cocktail party until 6.00 p.m.
Morning progra... Read more
The organizers of the AflaNet project are announcing a conference to be held in Nairobi, Kenya. The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists, stakeholders, institutes, farmers and governmental institutions seeking for long-lasting, innovative and practicable ideas to combat Aflatoxin from the food value chain.
The project funded by the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture in 2016 is designed as an initial study that is planned to be followed by a more intensive, overall collaborative project with African partners. The goal of the AflaNet project is to establish a long-term network between scientific and development partners in Kenya/East Africa and Germany to address the reduction of aflatoxins in the food value chain. Scientific results have been gathered by conducting a carry-over study of aflatoxin into milk, about verifying aflatoxin rapid tests and molecular methods to minimise contaminat... Read more
Food scarcity is not a new phenomenon. Food imports into Africa since 2014 have been estimated to be USD 50 Billion. Poor utilization of available arable land fit for agricultural production, post-harvest losses estimated to be at 40%, declining productivity, farm degradation and poor production management are all challenges that investors in agribusiness face.
Other key challenges for these investors include difficulty in marketing their produce, managing their farms while working in cities, evaluating viable agribusiness enterprises to venture into, accessing funding from financiers to fund their agribusiness ventures and falling prey to "fake" consultants, resulting in huge investment losses.
The program is also designed to help potential investors develop the right agribusiness investment ideas, equip themselves with research skills in a dynamic sector, develop viable business plans and manage their farm working capital.
Who should attend?
This program is designed for In... Read more
Du 18 au 21 Septembre 2017, le Bénin abritera la 11ème Conférence annuelle de l'Alliance Africaine du Cajou. Placée sur le thème «Une nouvelle vision pour le partenariat et les investissements», la conférence contribuera à la mise en place d'une plate-forme importante pour créer une nouvelle vision pour l'industrie africaine du cajou, en partageant les connaissances sur les meilleures pratiques et la mise en réseau.
Plus d'information : http://www.africancashewalliance.com/en/news-and-info/blog/register-now-aca-annual-cashew-conference
From the 18th to 21st of September 2017, Benin will hold the 11th African Cashew Alliance Conference! With the theme “A New Vision for Partnership and Investments”, "this year’s conference will serve as an important platform for creating a new vision for the African Cashew Industry, sharing know... Read more
in Conjunction with World Plantation Conference & Exhibition 2017
Bali, 18 – 20 October 2017
IC4SD 2017 will be held in conjunction with World Plantation Conference and Exhibition 2017 (WPLACE-2017) under a theme of Plantation in the Current and Future Challenges. WPLACE-2017 will discuss various development aspects of six main plantation commodities (oil palm, rubber, cocoa, coffee, sugar cane, and tea), arranged from global perspective of plantation business up to field technological innovation, in a one package of conferences and exhibition.
Therefore, this event will be attended by no less than 1,000 participants from around the world. Special events for coffee such as the 9th Indonesian Specialty Coffee Competition, Indonesian Specialty Coffee Auction, Barista Competition and other specia... Read more
The University of Rwanda (UR) is pleased to announce the UR Scientific Conference Week entitled: ‘Rebranding Research for Sustainable Development.’ The UR was established in 2013 by the Government of Rwanda from the merger of the nation’s seven (7) public Higher Learning Institutions ‘to deliver quality education and develop innovative teaching and research meant to address the problems of the population, the students, the nation, the region and the world.’ This conference provides an opportunity for scholars and stakeholders to reconsider the role of research in socio-economic transformation. In addressing the context of national and global developmental goals especially the SDGs, the UR aims to become both local in context and at the same time globally relevant.
This conference is expected to bring together over 1000 participants from around the world. Over 300 papers is expected to be presented.
The conference main theme is "Rebranding Research for Sustainable... Read more