Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Monday, August 3, 2020

UPCOMING WEBINARS during the month of August

3 August 2020. 14:00-16:00 (CEST/ Rome time). Africa Regional Dialogue: Joint action on COVID-19: Boosting our Africa Food and Agriculture Response - Register
At the dialogue, FAO will present an FAO Africa regional response package to COVID-19, fully aligned with the FAO corporate COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme, organized along seven key themes (all other documents, Provisional Programme and Flyer can be found here)

3 August 2020. Start of a 3 weeks Online course. Engaging with Controversies in the Food System. This activity has received funding from EIT Food, the innovation community on Food of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the EU, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

4 August 2020. COVID-19 & Global Food Security. Organised by IFPRI. 
The e-book COVID-19 & Global Food Security (144 pages) brings together a groundbreaking series of IFPRI blog posts looking at the impacts of COVID-19 and the policy responses. 

4 August 2020 - “Water and Migration”. The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) webinar series

6 August 2020. COVID-19: A Wake-Up Call For Food Security In Africa. Organised by the International Climate Change Development Initiative Africa (ICCDI Africa) partnering with African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) 

7 August 2020. webinar "Climate Change and Food, Health and Social Systems Resilience: Lessons Learned from Covid19 crisis”

7 August 2020 (deadline). The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) organises a survey to determine research priorities in Food Security and Nutrition for Africa.

11 August 2020. 9:00-10:30 AM EDT (GMT-4). Safeguarding Progress Towards Improved Nutrition During the COVID-19 Pandemic: USAID Partner Experiences (Part 1)
The COVID-19 crisis is creating shocks across multiple sectors and systems that are essential to improving and safeguarding nutrition. USAID's Guiding Principles and Recommendations for Nutrition in the Context of COVID-19 summarizes the likely impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on nutrition and proposes guiding principles for priority actions during the response and recovery phases.

17 August 2020. @1200 PM CEST . Food safety & security : The challenges of the current pandemic. Organised by the Africa Food manufacturing 

18 August 2020. 14:00 – 15:30 CAT. Mapping the benefits of nature: The use of spatial data in African cities

19 August 2020. 12 PM CEST/CAT. TAAT CDTO Webinar: Enhancing Commercialization of Africa’s Agricultural Research Products_Livestock & High Iron Bean

19 August 2020. 9am (ET). Webinar on, "Environmental Enteric Dysfunction, WASH, and Nutritional Status of Women, Infants, and Young Children: Findings from Uganda, Sierra Leone, and Nepal. Organised by the Innovation Lab for Nutrition/Feed the Future co-hosted with USAID Advancing Nutrition. all webinar recordings can be found on the website.

20 August 2020. Webinaire sur la boîte à outils « S'impliquer dans le Fonds vert pour le climat », le jeudi 20 août 2020, 11:30–13:00 Temps Universel

20 August 2020. 2PM CEST The Role of Horticulture During COVID-19. Organised by Ag2Nut Nigeria, the ANH Academy and the Horticultural Society of Nigeria

20 August 2020. 2PM CEST/CAT/SAST. Appropriate Agricultural Technologies and Innovations for AgriSMEs and Smallholder Farmers. Organised by African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP)

20 August 2020. Women Leaders in Water for Food: Improving Lives and Ag Productivity

21 August 2020. 14:00–15:00 CEST (UTC+02:00). Fostering an Enabling Ecosystem for Food and Agriculture through Digital Innovation. FAO/ITU

21 August 2020. 13:00 CEST. RUFORUM Webinar Series 2020 - Webinar 8: Entrepreneurship in a Pandemic Situation: Taking Opportunities and Realigning for Future

24 August 2020. 04:00 PM TO 05:30 PM EAT. Some Welfare Consequences of COVID-19 in Ethiopia. Organised by IFPRI.

25 August 2020. 3 p.m. CEST.  Science of Scaling. By Data-Driven Agronomy and Scaling Communities of Practice/CGIAR

25th August 2020 at 14h00 (CAT). ICLEI Africa Webinar Effective communication: Lessons for responding to climate change and health pandemics

26 August 2020. 10:00 AM in Nairobi.  De-Maizing Kenya: Exploring on alternative crops for Food and Nutritional Security. Egerton University National Forum Webinar 1

26 August 2020 | 10-11 a.m. CST (15:00-16:00 UTC). Operationalizing Farmer-led Irrigation: Implementers Dialogue

26 August 2020. 09:00 AM TO 10:30 AM +0630. Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Myanmar’s Livestock and Fishery Sectors. Organised by IFPRI.

27 August 2020. 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm India time | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Bangkok time. Webinar on ‘Financing Local Climate Resilience: Delivering Green Recovery in the Wake of COVID-19’

27 August 2020.  12:00 GMT - 1:00 WAT - 2:00 CAT - 3:00 EAT. Digitalisation of Extension and Advisory Services. AFAAS in collaboration with CTA Legacy and other partners. For more information about the D4AEAS initiative at AFAAS, view here:

27 August 2020.  06:00 PM TO 06:45 PM CEST. WASAG: Actions for Water and Nutrition Security Organised by IFPRI.

31 August 2020.(4:00 p.m. Central Africa Time) COVID-19: lessons learned from school re-openings in Africa and Viet NamOrganised by Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB)

3 September 2020. 10am - 12pm (Eastern Time). Appropriate technologies for agricultural development contexts.  ECHO East Africa Regional Impact Center

8-11 September 2020. AGRF Virtual Summit 
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tenth Annual Summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), which brings together over thousands of delegates from governments, the civil society, the private sector, research community and development partners will be held virtually from 8-11 September 2020 and will be co-hosted by the Government of Rwanda and the AGRF Partners Group.

8 September 2020. DeSIRA webinar (Organised by DevCo - restricted)

14 September 14:00 - 16:00 EFARD 2020 Virtual AGM

16 September 2020. TAAT CDTO Webinar

Part I - Bridging the Links: Decommoditizing Our Food from Farm to Plate
Sept 17 | 3PM ET / 12PM PT
Speaker: Alan Bjerga, reowned journalist, author of Endless Appetites, SVP, National Milk Producers

Part II - Fresh Looks: Integrating New DNA into Agriculture
Sept 24 | 3PM ET / 12PM PT
Speaker: Mary Dimou, Senior Director, Venture Capital & Portfolio Operations, Canopy Rivers

Part III - A Tale of Two Cities- A Startup and Corporate Look at the Innovation Ecosystem
Oct 1 | 3PM ET / 12PM PT
Speaker: Paul Schickler, Owner, III Ag, LLC, former president, DuPont Pioneer (now Corteva Agriscience)

17 September 2020 – 16:00 PM WEBINAR: CGIAR webinar series on climate security - Climate Security in Colombia

20 SEP - 23 SEP 2020. MONTPELLIER, FRANCE. 4th International Conference on Global Food Security. This conference will address the triple burden of malnutrition: hunger, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity.

21 SEP - 25 SEP 2020. 14th International Conference on Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA14)

28 September 2020. Understanding pastoralism and framing the argument for advocacy

30 September 2020. TAAT CDTO Webinar

7-9 October 2020. Borlaug Global Rust Initiative’s (BGRI) virtual technical workshop. Experts from global institutions such as Cornell University, CIMMYT, ICARDA, and the John Innes Centre, with presenters from Ethiopia, Kenya, India, Australia, Finland, Mexico, the United Kingdom and United States, will lead in-depth talks and discussions on the most pressing challenges facing global wheat security.

8 October 2020. Next generation smallholders: What’s required to empower youth and the farmers of the future?

14 October  2020. TAAT CDTO Webinar

31 October 2020. TAAT CDTO Webinar

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