Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  12 August 2019 to 15 August 2019 - All Day Event
  Kigali Convention center/RWANDA

About the conference

The conference provides a forum for nutrition and health scientists, policy makers, entrepreneurs, development partners, and other stakeholders in the nutrition, health, agriculture and food sectors to present their latest research findings. Also, the conference will act as an avenue to dialogue how to enhance better nutrition and health among Africans to serve as the foundation for sustainable human, social, and economic development.


To the Chairperson of the Local Organizing Committee: Christine Mukantwali, PhD. President, Rwanda Nutrition Society. Senior Food and Nutrition Research Fellow. Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board. Tel: (+250)788445328/ (+250)732800358; Email: mukantwali@gmail.com

For registration procedures and further updates, please visit: www.fanus.org

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 5 September 2018 at 08:43

E-conference : Responding to Fall Armyworm in Africa

22-26 October. Free online participation


Two years ago, fall armyworm (FAW) arrived in Africa. What we have learned so far? What are effective strategies in reaching farmers across the continent? How effective have responses so far been? What are the long-term consequences of these responses? What innovative ideas might work better?

Find out and share your insights during our carbon-free e-conference on responding to the fall armyworm outbreak in Africa, from 22-26 October. Subscribe here to join daily sessions on various aspects of responding to the FAW outbreak in Africa and access an online platform to meet, share work and discuss with others. The e-conference and the online platform will result in a shared action agenda that everyone can contribute to.

Program summary, daily sessions from 13:00-14:30 GMT:

  • 22 October: Fall armyworm identifi

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Nicole Metz Dear Mubarak Inuwa, Thanks for your reponse to the post on the Foodathon at WUR. Sorry to hear your application was rejected. All outcomes of the Foodathon can be viewed here: https://foodathon-solutionsmarket.com/ I don't think there were formal papers presented though. You could also follow the conference website of WUR for further reporting and papers (probably these will come in the coming weeks) https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Sustainable-development-goals/SDG-Conference-Towards-Zero-Hunger.htm. Or else send further questions to the organisers of the Foodathon: e-conference.sdg@wur.nl 

4 months 2 weeks ago

MUBARAK INUWA Thank alot:Nicole Metze for answering my email on foodathon e- conference.

4 months 2 weeks ago

MUBARAK INUWA Please,kindly  let me know whether you can connect me with WUR. Charlotte Schilt for the issuance of my recently MOOC. Feeding Hungry Planet fro April 17 2018 to June 2018 .She is Co-chair of Agric ecology department to Ken Giller.

4 months 2 weeks ago

Nicole Metz Please contact WUR directly. Contact information is available through the MOOC or else the WUR website. Kind regards

4 months 2 weeks ago

MUBARAK INUWA I tried before, to get in contact with WUR.Directly, but it became abortive.

4 months 5 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 May 2017 at 09:17

After Armyworm

Uganda has been under attack. It is under attack from the Fall Armyworm in what experts call a "biological invasion". Unfortunately, it appears, the government was caught unprepared. It has reacted with a mixture of indecision, panic, bluff, and deployment of ineffective intervention. As a result, the farmers - who are at the frontlines to battle the new enemy - are poorly equipped, frustrated, and desperate.

Umaru Ddumba, who has 107-acre farm in in Makukuba Village, Nabbaale Sub County, in Mukono District near Kampala, is a typical farmer in this category.

When he set out to plant his 12-acre maize plantation, he was looking at striking a windfall of over Shs30 million from his crop. He expected to harvest 20 bags of 100kgs each from each acre, which would give him 240 bags. And if he sold each at 150,000, he would get Shs36 million. But today, when you get to his farm, what you see are shriveled plants, with leaves mostly covered in numerous holes of varying sizing as if

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Posted By in AgriProFocus International
Posted 14 December 2015 at 10:30

Completely revised Agrodok: Goat keeping

Goats play an important role in food production systems in developing countries. They are popular because they are able to adapt to many different climates and they can be used in several ways. They can serve as a bank account which can be drawn on when cash is needed and they provide high quality milk and meat. They are tougher than cattle and they are small animals and so they cost less per animal to keep.

 In this Agrodok the authors provide detailed information on goat breeding. They also deal with raising and selecting young animals for reproduction, meat and cross breeding. There are chapters on nutrition, feeding and housing as well as on how to deal with the common diseases and parasites that affect these animals. Goat products such as milk, meat, bones, hide and manure are also dealt with.

This Agrodok is available in French and in English.

MOSES NYAGA Thanks for the info on goat rearing .am interested in starting a goat projects for my local community any help which may come forth would be helpful

3 years 1 month ago

Diederick voor de Poorte Is there any imterest in a second hand goat parlour?

3 years 1 month ago

Alice Norah Motherhood how much does a he and she goat cost

3 years 2 weeks ago