Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Agricultural Research for Development- Innovations and Incentives

Dr Nteranya Sanginga, IITA, made a presentation on: Agronomy or Brown
Revolution needed to intensify agricultural productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa
26-27 September, 2012, Uppsala, Sweden. The Swedish research network Agricultural Research for Development (Agri4D) organised an annual multi/inter-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder conference on agriculture, livestock and forest research in an international development context.

The conference was organized by the networks Agri4D, SIANI, Focali, Future Agriculture, Future Forests and SLU Global. Distinguished international guests gave key-note presentations on pertinent research and developmental questions. Sessions were thematic and led by a session leader who gave a session key-note presentation.

This year the themes were pre-organized and focused on the new CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs). The sessions will include presentations by CRP representatives as well as by Swedish research groups.
Future Agriculture report: Critical research issues for future sub-Saharan African agriculture  (40 pages)
A report that have been using four different scenarios to identify future challenges and research needs for food production and land use in sub-Saharan Africa. It will be presented by Future Agriculture at a seminar at SLU on September 28th.
Download: Future Agriculture SSA scenario report.pdf

Agri4D funding opportunities for members
Agri4D announced funding opportunities, maximum ammount to apply for is 100 000 SEK, for writing multidisciplinary reviews/synthesis/discussion papers and research applications.

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