Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS IN AGRICULTURE RESEARCH FOR DEVELOPMENT (AR4D) - MAY - DECEMBER 2018

14-18 May 2018. Montpellier, France. PhenoHarmonIS workshop 2018 Agenda.

15-16 May, 2018. Nairobi, Kenya. Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Summit.

17 May, 2018. The Hague, Netherlands. The Netherlands Working Group on international Nutrition (NWGN) Expert Meeting on “Measuring progress on nutrition”

25 May, 2018. FAO Webinar: Opportunities for ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in coastal and marine ecosystems. @ 16:00 – 17:30 GMT

29-30 May, 2018. Paris, France. FoodNexus Visioning Summit

31 May -1 June 2018. Pretoria, South Africa. IAALD – AFRICA CONFERENCE

1 June, 2018. Utrecht, Netherlands. FoodFIRST conference “Team up with African Agripreneurs”

4-5 June 2018. London, United Kingdom. African Farming’s Agro-Investment Summit

4-8 June 2018. E-Consultation on ethical, legal and policy aspects of open data affecting farmers

5 June 2018Webinar. 09:30 to 10:15 The Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women (MDDW) in Reproductive Age indicator

5 June 2018. e-Agriculture Webinar. Talking Books for Audio-Based Agriculture Extension.

5 June, 2018 AFAAS Webinar. Scaling up proven technologies and practices of postharvest management in Africa @ 12:00-14:00 GMT

5 June, 2018 Webinar.  E-learning course on Reviewing Assessment Reports of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) @ 11-12 GMT

5-6 June 2018. Brussels. European Development Days 2018
Tuesday, June 5, 2018. 14:00 to 15:15 The Land Rights Now campaign for secure indigenous and community lands and how to ensure equal land rights for women. 
Tuesday, June 5, 2018. 16:15 to 17:30 Hidden hunger: Produce more or empower more? Why gender matters 
Tuesday, June 5, 2018. 18:00 to 19:15 Going Digital: Sustainable development in agriculture for women 
Tuesday, June 5, 2018.18:00 to 19:30 EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF) Follow-up dialogue 2018: Women in Business: the African perspective 
Tuesday, June 5, 2018. 18:00 to 19:15 Women’s leadership in African farmers’ and rural producers’ organizations 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018. 09:00 to 10:15 Rural women in decision-making and enterpreneurship: forest and farm producer organisations and cooperatives have solutions 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018. 09:00 to 10:15 Women’s empowerment in pastoralist societiesWednesday, June 6, 2018. 09:00 to 10:15 Women entrepreneurs - spearheading implementation of Agenda 2030 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018. 10:45 to 12:00 Ensuring Women Participation and Empowerment for Water and Development 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018. 13:00 to 14:15 Promoting gender transformative approaches in rural development 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018.14:30 to 16:00 Leading the change: Empowering women and girls for a thriving rural economy 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018. 14:45 to 16:00 Trade and women's economic empowerment 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018. 14:45 to 16:00 Innovation & Sustainable agriculture - tools to bridge the gender gap
Thursday, June 7, 2018. - Side event The EC together with ECOWAS and WAEMU is organising the High level conference on job creation, growth and competitiveness in West Africa on 07/06/2018 in Brussels. Focusing on 3 areas – MSMEs, agribusiness and digitalization - the conference will bring together high-level policy makers from the EU and West Africa, financial institutions and the private sector.  
5-6 June 2018. New York, USA. Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum)

7 June 2018 Webinar. E-learning course on Reviewing Assessment Reports of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) @ 11-12 GMT

7 June, 2018. Brussels, Belgium. KLIMOS-ACROPOLIS Workshop Environmental sustainability: what tools in the toolkit? @ 14:00-16:00 GMT

11-12 June 2018. Stockholm, Sweden. EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2018

13-14 June 2018. Berlin. Young and ready to move – empowering the new generation in the rural space. Annual General Assembly of the Donor Platform for Rural Development.

14-15 June 2018. Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Research; Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security – Transforming our food systems. Second FOOD2030 High Level event. The Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU is organising a Flagship Conference dedicated to Research and Innovation (Research and Innovation) as a driver of sustainable food systems transformation. This will be the second FOOD2030 High Level event.

18-19 June 2018. Brussels. FACCE - JPI BELMONT FORUM JOINT ACTION Scoping meeting.

19 June 2018, SAFIN webinar. Innovations in Technical Assistance for Agri-SMEs

19 June 2018. The Hague. Francophone Africa Business Forum (FAB Forum)

18-21 June 2018. Cape Town, South Africa. Adaptation Futures 2018.
Adaptation Futures is the world’s premier conference on climate change adaptation. We invite you to join over 1000 scientists, practitioners, business leaders and policymakers from around the world to connect, learn and inspire. Adaptation Futures 2018 aims to facilitate dialogues for solutions between key actors from diverse perspectives and regions.

18-22 June 2018. CNR – National Research Council -Institute of Sciences of Food Production (ISPA) – Bari, Italy. 18th International Fusarium Laboratory Workshop.

19 June, 2018 @ 11-12 GMT: Webinar 3: E-learning course on Reviewing Assessment Reports of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).

19-20 June 2018. London, United Kingdom. Africa’s Premier Green Bond Summit 2018

19-20 June, 2018. Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. "Closing the Trade Finance Gap for African SMEs

19-22 June 2018. Mauritius. Africa Energy Forum 2018. The Annual Meeting Place for Africa's Power Sector

21 June 2018. Brussels. Digitalisation for Development - Benefits for Farmers’ Organisations

21 June 2018. Webinar. Green jobs in rural areas: How to prepare African Rural Youthhttp://fao.adobeconnect.com/rgp5w3mtpitr/

20-21 June 2018. Utrecht. Global Forum for innovations in agriculture - Europe

24-27 June 2018. Mombassa, Kenya. 2nd African Symposium on Mycotoxicology

26 June 2018. Amsterdam. The contribution of local knowledge to the Sustainable Development Goals: perspectives on the food, water and climate nexus
27 June 2018Webinar. Agriculture Insurance Webinar
Making Finance Work for Africa, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), Planet Guarantee, University of Kent and Oklahoma State University are pleased to present a webinar on "Enhancing Access to Index-Based Weather Insurance: A New Marketing Approach in Burkina Faso" . Based on the findings of a study conducted in Burkina Faso, the webinar will provide an overview of the state of the index-based weather insurance in Africa, and will subsequently explore the challenges facing agriculture insurance uptake across the continent. Register Now!

25-29 June 2018. Accra, Ghana. The 2018 ANH(Agriculture, Nutrition and Health) Academy Week.
The ANH Academy builds on the successful legacy of five agri-health research conferences organised in London by the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH); as well as ongoing events and activities coordinated under the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), which is led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

27 June 2018. Brussels, Belgium. Smart AKIS Final Conference: "The future of Agriculture in Europe: Smart Farming leads the way"

28 June 2018. Webinar "Food Employment in West Africa"
Based on the SWAC West African Paper, ‘Agriculture, Food and Jobs in West Africa’ published last April. The webinar will feature a presentation by Philipp Heinrigs, Senior Economist, SWAC and co-author of the paper. This will be followed by panel remarks from Ousman Djibo (Project Manager, Agricultural Policy and Food Security, GIZ) Thomas Reardon (Professor, Michigan State University), Saweda Liverpool-Tasie (Assistant Professor, Michigan State University) and Ileana Grandelis (Rural Employment Officer, FAO).

3 - 5 July 2018. Stuttgart, Germany. 5th International ISEKI Food Conference

8-11 August, 2018. Kumasi/ Ghana. 2nd GAAE Conference, ICIL-KNUST. Ghana Association of Agricultural Economists (GAAEs). The theme of the conference is ‘’Ghana’s Agriculture, Food Security and Job Creation

15-17 August 2018. Smart Farming Technology 2018 Event

15-17 August 2018. Copenhagen. Small devices and Big data for Food

20-24 August 2018. Nairobi, Kenya. 14th Edition of the African Dairy Conference

21 August 2018. Pretoria. Agbiz Grain Symposium

27-29 August 2018. Durban ICC. BIO Africa Convention 2018
In line with the theme of Value Chain Impacts this year, the topics are divided into sessions that are dedicated to On the Move; On the Farm; On the Net; In the Science; and In the Future.

30 - 31 August 2018. Auditorium Fiers-Shell-Van Montagu VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology Gent-Zwijnaarde, Belgium. IPBO conference 2018: “Scientific innovation for a sustainable development of African agriculture”.

3-7 September 2018 Kigali, Rwanda.  AGRF 2018 Lead. Measure. Grow. Enabling new pathways to turn smallholders into future agribusinesses
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4 September 2018: AFAAS Webinar Series Scaling up proven technologies and practices of postharvest management in Africa” @ 12:00-14:00 GMT

5 – 6 September 2018. University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. Congress FOOD2030 Towards Sustainable Food Systems

17 - 21 September 2018Sustainable Agriculture - the competence-based management of smallholder farming systems
17-19 September 2018. Gent, Belgium. Tropen Tag Ghent 2018. Annual interdisciplinary conference on Research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development. Conference theme: Global food security and food safety: The role of universities

17-21 September 2018, Porto Alegre, Brazil Agriculture and Food in an Urbanized Society

19-21 September 2018. Uppsala, Sweden. Engaging Africa Diaspora in Knowledge Transfer through Networking.

24-26 September 2018. Cape Town, South Africa. Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness Conference.

25-26 September 2018. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. CGIAR Gender Annual Scientific Conference

25 – 27 Sep 2018. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. Innovations in Agriculture: Scaling Up to Reach Millions
A conference focusing on effective approaches to scaling up agricultural technologies and innovations in the developing world

September/October 2018. Final Date and Venue Yet to be announced: Fall Army Worm Tech Price Award Event. Organized by the US Government Feed the Future and the Challenge Prize Centre

1-2 October 2018. Maritim Hotel, Cologne (Germany): Revolution in Food and Biomass Production; High-tech strategy for a sustainable biomass supply

1-5 October 2018. Addis Ababa,Ethiopia. The 8th Africa Nutrition Conference (ANEC 8)

3-4 October 2018. University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana. WACCI International Conference on Food and Nutrition Security in Africa.

4-7 October 2018. Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina. AGROSYM 2018.

7-11 October 2018 in Berlin, Germany. IWCSPP 2018 - 12th International Working Conference for Stored Product Protection.

9-12 October 2018. Johannesburg, South Africa. Second African Congress on Conservation Agriculture

10-12 October 2018. Stellenbosch, South Africa. Science Forum 2018 (SF18)


15-19 October 2018. Accra, Ghana. 7th All African Conference on Animal Agriculture (7th AACAA)

22-26 October 2018, Nairobi. 6th African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference

24-25 October 2018. Accra, Ghana. 2018 GLOBELICS International Conference.

7 - 9 November 2018. Esterhazy Palace, Eisenstadt, Austria. 6th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences (ICOAS)

21-23 November 2018. Rome. International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers: Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

22-23 November 2018. Salvador, Bahia/Brazil. 6th Brazil Africa Forum. Youth Empowerment: Transformation to Achieve Sustainable Transformation

30 November-4 December 2018: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. APIMONDIA SYMPOSIUM 2018; Role of Bees in Food Production

10-12 December. Center of Congress Rennes, France. DIVERSIFOOD Final Congress ‘Cultivating Diversity and Food Quality’

18 - 20 June , 2019. Nairobi. 1st All Africa Congress on Synthetic Pesticides, Environment, Human and Animal Health

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