Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Agribusiness Development and Managing Risk and Uncertainty in African Agriculture: The role of Tertiary Agricultural Education”

25 - 29 August 2014. Yaoundé, Cameroon. Agribusiness Development and Managing Risk and Uncertainty in African Agriculture: The role of Tertiary Agricultural Education”. This symposium coincided with the 20th Anniversary of ANAFE (the African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE) . 

Over 150 researchers, scientists, students, policy makers, private sector players and persons involved in financing, managing or teaching agriculture, forestry or natural resources management at tertiary level from Africa and Europe are attending that event.

The symposium specifically aimed to:
  1. Discuss the elements of risk and uncertainty in agriculture and the roles of TAE;
  2. Strategize on mechanisms and policies for coping with risk and uncertainty in agricultural production;
  3. Discuss policy and institutional issues for building appropriate capacity for the implementation of agricultural practices which minimize the impact of climate change risks;
  4. Discuss curriculum reforms and the need to strengthen agribusiness education in Africa;
  5. Reinforce the concept of profitable agriculture through agribusiness and to interest youth and women to advance in agricultural sciences.
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