Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Announcement: Harnessing Pesticidal Plant Technologies for Improved Livelihoods

21st - 24th January 2013. The First International Conference on Pesticidal Plants. The conference will be held at the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology, icipe, Nairobi.

1) Bio-prospecting: Product development, Bio-safety, Standardization and Commercialization
2) Environmental conservation and climate change: synthetic biology and biotechnology
3) Access and benefit sharing: Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation, Advocacy and Policy
4) Culture and indigenous knowledge

Important Deadlines
  • Abstract submission: 30th September, 2012
  • Early registration: 31st October, 2012
  • Exhibitors’ registration: 30st November, 2012
  • Full Papers submission: 30st November, 2012

ADAPPT is a project supported by a European Union grant through the ACP Science and Technology Programme to establish a network of scientists and agricultural technicians, from NGOs, agricultural institutes, ministries and universities from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom with a focus on pesticidal plants* as environmentally benign and safer alternatives to synthetic pesticides. The specific partners are listed on the Partners page of this website. ADAPPT will:
  • Establish an intra-African network with linkages to international networks,
  • Build capacity to assess research needs to facilitate the formulation and implementation of research policies associated with pesticidal plants and to prepare and submit project proposals for new funding opportunities, and
  • Enhance the research capacity and incentive of the network partners and so increase the quality and impact of research results and disseminated outputs.

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