Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sino-African Agricultural Cooperation Conference, AgricExpo and Rural Agriculture Tours

21-28 September 2014, Nanjing, China. International Conference on African Agriculture, Rural Development and Sino-Africa Cooperation (CAARDSAC 2014)  Jiangsu International Agri-expo.

The aim of the CAARDSAC 2014 was to create a platform for better communications and scholarly exchange among managers and researchers in the field of African studies especially African agriculture, rural development and the Sino-Africa cooperation.

It was the intention of the conference organisers to allow sufficient discussion and exchange of ideas during the anniversary, conference sessions as well as the post conference field trips.

Themes included :
  1. The African physical environment and agriculture
  2. Impacts of climate changes on crops
  3. Rural development of Africa at different scales with some examples or case studies. 
  4. African natural resources constraints and opportunities, especially fisheries, land use and urban planning. 
  5. Models of African rural development: present and the future problems.
  6. China’s role as investor in African agriculture.
  7. Sino-Africa cooperation in agriculture and rural development
  8. Urbanization and its impacts on rural development in Africa
  9. African culture related to agriculture and rural development
  10. Other aspects related to African agriculture

Co-Chairs of Organising Committee:
  • Prof. LIU Chengfu Nanjing University, ChinaProf. François Bart Université Bordeaux
  • Dr .Peter Johnston University of Cape Town
Co-Chairs of Scientific Committee:
  • Prof. Bernard Charley University of Toulouse,France
  • Prof. HUANG Xianjin Nanjing University, China
  • Prof. ZHENG Feng Nanjing University, China
  • Dr. Patrick Mbataru Nyambari Kenyatta University
African participation
  1. Makarius C.S. Lalika ; Department of Physical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania
  2. Ayansina Ayanlade ; Dept. of Geography, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.  
  3. Miriam Murambadoro, CSIR Pretoria, South Africa
  4. Tibangayuka Kabanda ; Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, North West University, Mmabatho, South Africa,
  5. Dr Theodore Tshiabola Mwabi ; Lubumbashi DRC
  6. Urassa, J. K. ; Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania
  7. Ibtisam E. M. El Zubeir ; Department of Dairy Production, Faculty of Animal production, University of Khartoum, Khartoum North, Sudan,
  8. Alexandra Mhula Links ; Economic Performance and Development, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa
  9. Lelani M. Mannetti ; Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
  10. Siphesihle Dumisa ; Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa
  11. Okoli, I. Charles ; Department of Animal Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
  12. Prof. Bernard Charlery de la Masseliere (French participant) Researcher ; Dynamiques rurales (Toulouse)
  13. Patrick Mbataru; School of agriculture Kenyatta University, Nairobi
  14. Steven Masvaure; University of KwaZulu Natal and HSRC
  15. Kgabo Ramoroka Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa
  16. Kizito Sikuka  ; Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC)
  17. Sibongile Manamathela ; University Western Cape, South Africa
  18. N. M. B. Nyoni ; School of Geography Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  19. Leonard Musyoka Kisovi ; Department of Geography, Kenyatta University, Nairobi
  20. Peter Johnston (Coordinator of the African Group); Climate Systems Analysis Group, Department of Env. and Geog. Science, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  21. Francois Bart ; Universite Bordeaux Montaigne, France 
  22. Prof. Zhang Zhenke (Facilitator) ; Director of the Center of African Studies of Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

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