Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Friday, February 26, 2021

Upcoming Webinar in March and beyond

2 March 2021. Food systems lessons from COVID-19: From understanding fragilities to building resilience


2 March 2021. Habbanaye: Building Livestock Assets for Resilience
2 March 2021 | 14-15:30 GMT+2 A Water-Energy-Food Nexus approach for evaluating the sustainability of the Mediterranean Diet: The Case of Lebanon

2 March 2021. 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CET. Digital Agriculture in the Commonwealth: What is it?

2 March 2021. 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CET. Digital Fisheries in the Commonwealth: What is it?

  1. 2nd March – WEBINAR 1: Private-sector engagement in commercialising agricultural innovations to improve food safety and nutrition | Register for this webinar
  2. 3rd March – WEBINAR 2: Creating an enabling environment to facilitate the commercialisation of food-safety and nutrition-related agricultural innovations | Register for this webinar
  3. 4th March – WEBINAR 3: Shaping the future development and commercialisation of innovations to improve food safety and nutrition in the context of food-system transformation | Register for this webinar
3 March 2021.12:00-13:30 Central European Time (CET). Second Global Summit on Food Fortification Virtual Series entitled: Transforming Food Systems and Investing in Nutrition for Growth - Staple Food Fortification and the Role of the Private Sector.

4 March 2021.10:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) A Quantitative Look at Farmer Protests in India

4 March 2021. The Secret to Mobilizing Funds for Agri-SMEs webinar. by AGRA and Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, and SCOPEinsight

11 March 2021. 10 am CET. Water Accounting in Use: Farm level water accounting and irrigation metering. by FAO

11 March 2021. 03:00 PM CET: The Hidden Costs of the Food System by Food thank

11 March 2021 (15.00-16.30 CET) - Community Engagement Days - Webinar 2: Community Engagement for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment The series is organized by the Dimitra Clubs Team of the Rural Institutions, Services and People's Empowerment (RISE) Team of the Inclusive Rural Transformation and Gender Equity (ESP) of FAO

11 March 2021 @at 11 am EAT. Importance of transparency for brands  

Join Land O'Lakes Venture37 and Villa Crop Protection for the public launch of Fall Armyworm Mitigation: Learning Modules for Trainers of Smallholder Farmers in Africa.

12 March 2021. 14.00-16.00 CET GFRAS Webinar II: Policies & Interventions


12 March 2021. 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CET. Farmer Led Research in the Resilience of Rural Communities. First international conversation on Farmer Led-Research of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at the University of Guelph.
Virtual webinars tackling the EU policy such as the Farm to Fork Strategy, the CAP reform and the effects these policies have on the international landscape.
  • Monday, March 8 - 14:30-16:00 (CET) - Accounting for Water: The Present and Future of Nature-Based Approaches - event hosted by Coca-Cola and TNC
  • Monday, March 8 - 16:00-17:30 (CET) - New tools and instruments for private land conservation in Europe - event hosted by TNC & ELO
  • Tuesday, March 9 - 10:30-12:00 (CET) - Striking the right chord to support nature-friendly farming - event hosted by WWF EU
  • Tuesday, March 9 - 14:30-15:30 (CET) - Sustainable solutions from Syngenta - event hosted by Syngenta
  • Wednesday, March 10 - 10:30-12:00 (CET) - Racing to scale regenerative farming - event hosted by SYSTEMIQ
  • Thursday, March 11 - 10:30-12:00 (CET) - RISE: A conversation on the future of European soil - event hosted by RISE Foundation
  • Thursday, March 11 - 15:00-16:30 (CET) - Carbon Farming: linking agriculture with climate and biodiversity goals - event hosted by ELO & Indigo

15 March 2021. 2 – 3:30 PM CET. The WEF Nexus on the ground: practical applications from the Maghreb and West Africa

Virtual webinars tackling the EU policy such as the Farm to Fork Strategy, the CAP reform and the effects these policies have on the international landscape.
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:30 - 12:30 CET Farm to Fork Strategy: building a sustainable EU Food system framework
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021 14:30 - 16:00 CET Will the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) deliver for society?
  • Tuesday, March 16 - 16:15-16:45 (CET) - Soil Award ceremony - event hosted by ELO & Syngenta
  • Wednesday, March 17 - 16:00-17:30 (CET) - Forestry Management in Europe - event hosted by ELO
  • 18 March 2021. 16:30 - 18:00 CET Strengthening the transatlantic cooperation for research and innovation in the agri-food system  event hosted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety for a webinar on commercial, market-oriented solutions to advancing food safety.

The Home Gardens for Resilience and Recovery (HG4RR) network organizes each 3rd Tuesday of the month, 14:00-15:00 CET (Berlin Time), for a webinar series focused on the challenges and opportunities of home garden interventions and evaluation in crisis and humanitarian settings.

16 March 2021 | 14-15:30 GMT+2 The WEF Nexus on the ground: practical applications from the Maghreb and West Africa





22 March 2021. 3 pm CET. Live Webinar and Book Launch: Preparing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs to Transform Africa's Food Ecosystem


23 March 2021. Crawford Fund: What Can Farmers Do? Farmer-led, science-based greenhouse gas...

23 March 2021. Towards Resilient Livelihoods, Food Security, and Nutrition for All: Confronting the Gendered Impacts of COVID-19 by IFPRI


23-24 March 2021. Presidents United to Solve Hunger (PUSH) Leaders Forum

23-25 March 2021. Mobilizing Private Investment in the Great Green Wall
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in partnership with the UNCCD, African Development Bank, ICRAF, ELD, IDH, 1t.org, WBSCD, SOS Sahel, Mirova, CPIC and South Pole.
 The conference will explore ways to strengthen the participation of women, youth and marginalized groups in entrepreneurial activities.

24 March 2021. from 14:00 – 15:00 CET, Behavioural Approaches in Measuring and Delivering Impact: What are we learning? Organised by the IFAD Innovation Network

24 March 2021. Open information session on “How to prepare a successful proposal in Horizon Europe”.  By the European Commission. The purpose of this event is to inform all potential applicants to future Horizon Europe calls on the modalities for preparing their proposals. The agenda will include two main points: “Submission and Evaluation” and “Model Grant Agreement”. This first Horizon Europe webinar will take place via YouTube only, from 10.00 to 16.30 (CET). Registration and agenda are available via the following website.

24 March, 11.00 am - 12.30 pm (CET).  "Implementing the AfCFTA: the Need for Deepening Private Sector Engagement and Commitment", co-hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), UNIDO, Session N°17 @ the International Trade Centre (ITC), the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Aid-for-Trade Stocktaking Event 2021.

Webinar organized by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF). Please register through this link. This webinar is organized as part of WTO's Aid-for-Trade COVID-19 Stocktaking Event. Recently, the STDF also issued a new short film "Shaping a safer world", which explains why it matters to invest in food safety, animal and plant health, and trade.

24 March 2021. 2:30 PM The Digital Transformation Agenda - Day 2 will focus on Agriculture Sector

24 March 2021. Building Food and Water Security in an Era of Climate Shocks
This Global Policy Dialogue is the first in a four-part series, "Building a Global Coalition for Sustainability after COVID-19." The session, organized by UN DESA in partnership with FAOWFP, will look at how climate change is affecting people’s access to safe and nutritious food and water.

24-31 March 2021. International Training Program on Agri-produce Marketing Models and Plan for Farmer Producer Organizations in Post Covid Context The training course is designed with focus on capacity building of project staff members/professionals who are engaged in planning and facilitating marketing activities under agri-horti, agri-allied sectors and other value added production in IFAD funded projects in Asia Pacific region


25 March 2021. Technical webinar - Sustainable food systems and nutrition: Food post-harvest losses. A series of technical webinars, organized by Agreenium, UN-ESCAP, and FAO

25 March 2021. Why Intellectual Property matters - African Tech Hub perspective


25 March 2021. Biodiversity preservation as poverty reductionWebinar on how biodiversity plays a vital role in ensuring the health of our ecosystems, climate and environment


29 - 31 March 2021. All Africa Horticultural Congress 2021. Abdou Diouf de Diamniadio International Conference Centre Rufisque Dakar, Senegal. Videos from all sessions will remain available on the platform until the end of 2021.

30 March 2021 – 1 April 2021. Agrofood Nigeria 2021

30 March 2021 Strengthening Landscape Partnerships: A “game-changing” solution? UNFSS Independent Dialogue convened by FAO North America and EcoAgriculture Partners

In this webinar, IFAD’s Information and Communications Technology Division (ICT) will present GeoScan, an innovative IT application giving access to over 180 data layers from verified sources that can be used in the design of IFAD strategies and projects for countries in West and Central Africa.

31 March 2021. Kampala Impact Day. By Entrepreneurs For Entrepreneurs and Einstein Rising

31 March 2021, 10:00-13:00 (Cairo time). “Harnessing local agriculture production system for healthy diets”. Regional Network on nutrition-sensitive food system. Sharing experiences between Asia, Africa and the Near East


31 March 2021. Women’s Empowerment in Beyond-Production Activities



1 April 2021. @9:30am EDT) Tackling child undernutrition at scale: Insights from national and subnational success cases. By IFPRI.

  • 1er webinaire aura lieu la semaine du 5 avril 2021
  • 2ème webinaire aura lieu la semaine du 12 avril 2021
  • 3ème webinaire aura lieu la semaine du 19 avril 2021
  • 4ème webinaire aura lieu la semaine du 26 avril 2021
  • 1st webinar will take place during the week of the 5th of April
  • 2nd webinar will take place during the week of the 12th of April
  • 3rd webinar will take place during the week of the 19th of April
  • 4th webinar will take place during the week of the 26th of April
6 April 2021. 9 AM EST: Developing Sustainable Fiscal Policy for the Food System

6 April 2021. (11:00 a.m. GMT). Panel on the restriction of human rights in the land sector at stake?  


7 April 2021. 7am PST/10am EST/2pm GMT/5pm EAT. “Hey, Sister! Show me the mobile money" project, a USAID-funded digital financial literacy campaign, implemented in Ghana, Uganda, and Malawi. Strategic Impact Advisors (SIA) developed 10 short audio lessons and a facilitator's guide to build women’s capacity to use mobile money. The content is open-source and available in multiple languages. Register for the Zoom meeting here

7 April 2021. 14:00 CEST. Fortifying the supply chain – addressing premix challenges. will include some preliminary findings from research being supported under the EU-2FAS contract called, “Effects of COVID-19 on global and national fortification supply chains: implications for programming”, led by IRD, in partnership with SAVICA (Indonesian consultancy firm).


Find out about our global community of Agrifood researchers and technologists and learn about collaborative, networking, and funding opportunities for African-based researchers and industry.


14 - 16 April 2021. World Food Summit 2021 - Better Food for More People

April 20, 2021 - Apr 21, 2021 Food Tech Matters 
Food Tech Matters is the virtual get-together, where food leaders and international investors discover the latest ground-breaking technologies to disrupt the industry of agri-foodtech, and connect with the brightest minds behind the innovations shaping tomorrow’s food and farming.

20 april 2021. The Permagarden Pathway to Resilience and Food Security. The Home Gardens for Resilience and Recovery (HG4RR) network organizes each 3rd Tuesday of the month, 14:00-15:00 CET (Berlin Time), for a webinar series focused on the challenges and opportunities of home garden interventions and evaluation in crisis and humanitarian settings.

19 - 22 April 2021. VIRTUAL EVENT. Global Soil Partnership from 13:00 to 16:00 CET. GSOBI21 combines policy and science to shed a light on soil biodiversity as a nature-based solution to many of today's global challenges. The symposium will enable high level attendees, scientists, businesses, partners and panelists to engage in fruitful discussions and gain reliable knowledge on soil biodiversity.
Report: State of knowledge on Soil Biodiversity - Status, Challenges and Potentialities: Main report ; Summary for policy makers

April 27 at 9AM EST: Investing in a More Resilient Food System


18 May 2021 Webinar series on operationalization of the Framework for Sustainable Agriculture
Mechanization in Africa (F-SAMA)

18 May 2021. The Permagarden Pathway to Resilience and Food Security. The Home Gardens for Resilience and Recovery (HG4RR) network organizes each 3rd Tuesday of the month, 14:00-15:00 CET (Berlin Time), for a webinar series focused on the challenges and opportunities of home garden interventions and evaluation in crisis and humanitarian settings.

May 2021 - 9th Plenary meeting of the Latin America and the Caribbean Soil Partnership (date tbc)
May 2021 - 5th Plenary meeting of the African Soil Partnership (date tbc)

May 19 at 11AM EST: Ecological Solutions for Stronger Communities

June 8 at 9AM EST: Enriching and Diversifying Diets.

5 June 2021 - World Environmental Day - Launch of the Global Assessment of Soil Pollution and its summary for policy makers

8-9 June 2021. Food Safety Summit SA 2021
The Home Gardens for Resilience and Recovery (HG4RR) network organizes each 3rd Tuesday of the month, 14:00-15:00 CET (Berlin Time), for a webinar series focused on the challenges and opportunities of home garden interventions and evaluation in crisis and humanitarian settings.

15-16 June 2021.EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT DAYS: 'SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN ACTION: OUR WORLD, OUR DIGNITY, OUR FUTURE'

17 June 2021 - Desertification and drought day - Launch of the Global Soil Salinity Map (GSSmap)

June 2021 - 2nd International network on fertilizers analysis meeting

22 - 24 June 2021 - 9th Global Soil Partnership Plenary Assembly and launch of the Global Soil Organic Carbon sequestration potential map

23 and 24 June 2021. European Research and Innovation Days This year’s edition will mark the official launch of Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027).


6-12 September 2021. Intra African Trade Fair 2020

13 - 16 September 2021 - Global Symposium on Salt-Affected Soils


September 2021 - Second Plenary meeting on soil spectroscopy (date tbc)

13-15 October 2021. 1st Conference on Farmer-Centric On-Farm Experimentation


October 2021 - Sustainable soil management for nutrition-sensitive agriculture: Micronutrient workshop (date tbc)

October 2021 - Launch of the Global Status of Black soils and Global Black Soil Distribution Map (GBSmap)

October 2021 - 3rd Workshop of the International Network of Black Soils (INBS) (date tbc)

October 2021 - 7th meeting of the International Network of Soil Information Institutions(date tbc)

October 2021 - 5th meeting of the Global Soil Laboratory Network (date tbc)

November 2021 - 6th meeting of the Eurasian Soil Partnership (date tbc)

November 2021 - 15th working session of the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (date tbc)

5 December 2021 - World Soil Day "Halt soil salinization, Boost soil productivity"

December 2021 - Global Soil Information System launch event (date tbc)

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