Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Upcoming Webinars: April and beyond

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.  14:00 in Rome. Entrepreneurship in extension and advisory services, Enabling environment for promoting entrepreneurships.

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).

7 April 2021.09:30 AM TO 11:00 AM EDT. Examining the State of Community-led Development Programming. 
  • Co-Organized by IFPRI and Movement for Community-led Development
  • Unpacking Community-Led Development: A Study Of 173 Programs Across 65 Countries (Draft Report)
  • This groundbreaking report, was developed by a collaborative research with a team of 35 Program and Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Specialists from 23 organizations, answers these and other questions critical to improving the implementation and sustainability of community-led programming based on a study of 173 programs across 65 countries.

8 April 2021. 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM GMT+2 Online (Zoom) Catalyzing finance for women food entrepreneurs: A UN Food Systems Independent Dialogue Curated by SAFIN and co-convened with the Agripreneurship Alliance, AGRA, the Global Agribusiness Alliance, the International Agri-food Network, IFAD, Nourishing Africa and One Young World. 

13 April 2021. Extractives Transparency in a post-COVID World: A perspective from Africa

13 April 2021. GLOBAL LAUNCH EVENT - 2021 Global Food Policy Report: Transforming Food Systems After COVID-19 by IFPRI
This year’s Global Food Policy Report examines what we have learned about the deficiencies in current food systems, the changes that are needed for system transformation, and what COVID-19 has taught us.

for participants from the Asia-Pacific (8:00 - 9:30 AM CEST) and the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) (3:00 - 4:30 PM CEST) regions – followed by a session for participants from the Africa region on 4 May 2021 (2:00 – 3:30 PM CEST).
The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) with support from UNEP has received USD 5 million to foster innovation in adaptation. The 5-year programme contributes to CTCN technical assistance to developing countries, providing support to test, evaluate, roll out and scale up innovative adaptation practices, products and technologies. Until 2025, the CTCN will implement 25 technical assistance projects (up to USD 250,000 each) to enhance climate resilience and adapt to climate change in developing countries.

13 April 2021. Managing the water and energy we eat: advancing water-energy-food (WEF) nexus approaches to achieve food systems transformation in Southern Africa by International Water Management Institute

13 April 2021. Learning from West Africa Community of Practice for food systems transformation. By Collaborative Crop Research Program- McKnight Foundation

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 April, 2021. Rwanda. Toward Sustainable Food Systems: What game changing solutions to deal with climate change, protect critical ecosystems, reduce food loss and energy usage?

The ambitious targets set by the EU Green Deal, the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies and the new CAP are marking the path to move into a more sustainable agriculture over the next ten years.

To make it a success, advanced farm machinery and digital farming tools will have a central role to play.

14 - 16 April 2021. World Food Summit 2021 - Better Food for More People by Ministry of Food and Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark

15 April 2021. Food and Fashion supply chains. Best practices and recommendations towards advancing the SDGs by INTPA Infopoint

15 April, 2021. Independent Dialogue Youth-Led Solutions to Enhancing The Resilience of Africa's Food Systems by Generation Africa, Yara International, AGRA, USAID, AGRF, Syngenta Foundation, Corteva AgriScience, Heifer International, Econet
This webinar will discuss recent events in Cabo Delgado and reflect upon the link with land governance and land-based investments.

16 April 2021. Access to Nutrition: How can we make nutritious food affordable for all? by Irish Forum for International Agricultural Development - IFIAD

17 April 2021. Exploiter le potentiel de la science, de la technologie et des savoirs endogènes. Collectif pour le Renouveau Africain - CORA. Incl. Ramadjita Tabo, ICRISAT

19 - 22 April 2021.  from 13:00 to 16:00 CET. VIRTUAL EVENT. Global Soil Partnership (GSOBI21).
  • This event 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
19 April, 2021.  1pm UK; 2pm C.E.T; 4pm Kenya; 6pm Kyrgyzstan; 8pm Mongolia. Covid-19 and Pastoralists – International Virtual Forum. Meeting ID: 874 6694 7260 Passcode: 314880

19 April, 2021. Independent Dialogue UNFSS The role of smallholder farmers and indigenous people's knowledge, skills and experiences in boosting nature positive production to ensure safe, nutritious food and conservation of our biodiversity for a sustainable food system by Anam City, Nigeria

19 April, 2021. 13:00 CEST. Independent Dialogue in Egypt: The Role of Water Security for Food Systems Transformation by IFPRI

19 April 2021. African Diaspora Entrepreneurs and non profit orgs on Global transportation and logistics  by Mr Wim Leeflang, Director Fair Trade Solutions bv. Netherlands. Meeting ID: 837 6378 9509; Passcode: Gjh78r

20 April, 2021. 10:03 CEST. Independent Dialogue UNFSS. Expert Workshop on Food Systems Resilience in Africa and Europe coordinated by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and supported by University of Copenhagen and Wageningen University, all in the LEAP4FNSSA- Long-term Europe-Africa Partnership for Food

20 April, 2021. 13:00 CEST Independent Dialogue UNFSS Scaling a renewable energy-based food transformation by Power for All, Kampala, Uganda

20 April 2021. EABF Digital Marketplace for Green Energy Transition. by INTPA Infopoint

20 April 2021. Global Dialogue: Scaling A Clean Energy Food Transformation

20-21 April 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.

21 April, 2021. Household Utilization and Management of Water Schemes: Lessons from Growth through Nutrition by USAID/Feed the future

24 April 2021 at 11am. Impacts of SDGs on Foods Autonomy in Africa by 2030 by Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN)

26 April 2021 Responsible land investments: experiences and lessons learnt
This webinar will be introduced by Julian Quan, Professor of Land and Development Practice, University of Greenwich, UK, who recently was responsible for support and oversight of a series of DFID-supported responsible land investment pilot projects in sub-Saharan Africa.

26 April 2021. 14:00 CEST.  Innovative trade tools to increase the sustainability and transparency of global value chains
This webinar is the second in a series throughout 2021 which will focus on a particular theme or message of the One Planet network. In April this message centers around the relationship between trade and sustainable consumption, and how trade policy and trade tools effect the sustainability of global value chains

The new study sheds light on the use of Bayer and BASF active ingredients in Brazil, Mexico, and South Africa, and the harm these chemicals bring with them. The list of active ingredients highly hazardous to human health that have found their way around the world through Bayer and BASF is long. Terms like glufosinate, spirodiclofen, and (beta-)cyfluthrin conceal concrete hazards: they are highly toxic, probably carcinogenic or mutagenic.

27 April 2021. Identifying Behavioral Drivers of Effective Food Safety Policy by Agrilinks

27 April 2021. 9AM EST: Investing in a More Resilient Food System by Foodtank

27 April 2021. 1 PM GMT +2 FAO Water-Energy-Food webinar series | Session 7: Selected experiences with WEF Nexus decision-making: applications in Morocco by FAO

27 April 2021, 14:00-17:30 (CET). Online Food Systems Summit Dialogue event: Pathways for the future of food systems in the Mediterranean by CIHEAM; the FAO; the UfMs; the UN One Planet Network Sustainable Food Systems Programme and the PRIMA Foundation,

28 April 2021. 14:00 – 15:00 CEST Lessons from designing and implementing innovation challenges: How to mitigate risks and what’s next? 
This Innovation Talk shares experiences from three Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), UN Innovation Network, WFP Innovation Accelerator and the private sector, represented by VentureWell, on what they have learned from designing and implementing innovation challenges.

28 April 2021. Remote Sensing Determination of Evapotranspiration webinar series | Session 6: WaPOR-ETLook by FAO

28 April 2021. 16:00 CEST Farmer research networks for food systems transformation by Collaborative Crop Research Program- McKnight Foundation

The panel will unpack the impact of the pandemic on investment in and performance of agricultural value chains in Africa; and discuss the next challenges on the horizon.

28 April 2021. USAID Nigeria COVID-19 Food Security Challenge Webinar

Discussing critical research, policy, and programmatic implications of unpackaging the effects of mycotoxins, EED, and inflammation on child health, growth, and nutrition.

29 April 2021 - Online Digital Forum: Nature-Based Solutions.
The Global Landscapes Forum is organizing a digital forum on restoration hosted jointly by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) and the Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR). This event will help increase understanding in three key areas where restoration can make significant contributions: climate mitigation and adaptation, job creation, and reducing threats to biodiversity. It will also provide an opportunity to showcase the role of partnerships and collaboration in successful restoration.

Link between conflict and food insecurity as well as the need for stronger resilience building.

29 April 2021. 14:00-16:40 CEST  EC Stakeholder Dialogue: Exploring Options to Strengthen our Global Science Policy Interface for improved Food Systems Governance 
This event will be directly related to the early findings of the EC High Level Expert Group, under the chairmanship of Tom Arnold. Furthermore, the event is being convened as a part of the UN Food Systems Summit Independent Dialogues. The EC High Level Expert Group is composed of 19 top experts from across the world, who are mapping existing SPI, identifying the gaps, assessing needs to be further debated during the Summit process, with the aim to develop viable options and recommendations to be delivered in May 2022.

A series of lightning talks from food security specialists to discuss their perspectives on the past, present, and future of agricultural development.

29 April 2021. Introductory Webinar: Food Safety Innovation Lab RFA for MSI-Led Research Partnerships for Global Development
about the Food Safety Innovation Lab's current Request for Applications.

Thinking regionally about industrial food fortification

29-30 April 2021. High-level dialogue: Feeding Africa: leadership to scale up successful innovations.
by The African Development Bank and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in partnership with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the CGIAR System Organization

The events, co-hosted by the Norwegian leadership of the Global Action Network and WorldFish, aim to bridge the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition and the Decade of Ocean Science to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals.

4 May 2021.10:00 am - 11:00 am EST.  A New Era for Climate Change and Food Security? FAO/US

4 May 2021. 15:30 CEST CGIAR COVID-19 Hub Seminar: COVID-19 and Implications for One Health Research Co-Organized by CGIAR COVID-19 Hub and IFPRI

4 May 2021.  2pm CET, UN Food Systems Summit - Action Track 1 Public Forum
Action Track 1 (AT1) strives to identify game-changing ideas to transform food systems and achieve the goal of ensuring access to safe and nutritious food for all. This third Public Forum will focus on the role UN Member States can play in relation to the game-changing ideas AT1 is developing.

5 May 2021. 14:30 - 16:30 CEST High-level virtual event to release the 2021 Global Report on Food Crises

5 May 2021. 14:00 - 15:00 CEST  Digital agriculture and the rural poor Challenges and opportunities in delivering results by IFAD. Panellists will share progress and highlight key challenges and opportunities in the implementation of digital agricultural advisory services for smallholder farmers in Kenya, Pakistan, and Nigeria.

7 May 2021. 2:00pm to 3:30pm CEST. Launch event - The role of aquatic foods in sustainable healthy diets.  The webinar will be recorded and published online on the event page. The event will feature speakers from several UN Nutrition member agencies as well as WorldFish, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and the Global Action Network on Sustainable Food from the Ocean and Inland Waters for Food Security and Nutrition, who will react to the main findings of the discussion paper and share insights on the role of aquatic foods in their specific contexts.

8- 9 May 2021. E-conference on Draft Animals and World Donkey Day
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11 May 2021. HarvestPlus Webinar on 5/11: Businesses, Food Systems, and Biofortification

11 May 2021  5:00 - 6:30 pm CEST Global Food Security Symposium Changing the Game for Food Systems Innovation

12 May 2021 The roles and responsibilities of third country NCPs in the era of Horizon Europe


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.

20 May 2021. PAFO-COLEACP INNOVATION SERIES 4 : “Sustainable food systems: the key role of SMEs and businesses"

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

The CIHEAM; the FAO; the UfMs; the UN One Planet Network Sustainable Food Systems Programme and the PRIMA Foundation, are co-organising two Food Systems Summit Dialogues ( 27 April and 3 June 2021) aiming at advancing a common understanding of the complex environment of Sustainable Food Systems in the Mediterranean region (SFS MED).

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

10-11 June 2021. 10th CGIAR System Council Meeting
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.

The title of this edition is "The Green Deal for a Sustainable 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

21-23 September 2021. South Africa innovation Summit

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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