Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Upcoming webinars during the month of August

4 August 2021. 3:30 CEST/CAT Effective Pathways to Africa's Agricultural Transformation 
This session is facilitated by the Alliance for a Green Revolution on Africa (AGRA), an African-led and Africa-based organization currently leading the pursuit of an agricultural transformation through investments in systems development, policy and state capability, and partnerships. This webinar will feature special opening remarks from Dr. Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to the 2021 Food Systems Summit.

4 August 2021. Eastern Africa Field Schools webinar by AFAAS

2-4 August 2021. Cairo, Egypt FI Africa 2021 Conference organised by MEFOSA - MENA Food Safety Associates for professionals from across the ingredients and packaging & processing technology spectrum, including those from F&B manufacturing, researchers, trade chancellors.

12 August 2021. 15:00 – 16:30 CET. Global webinar to launch the report on: Joint rapid appraisal on strengthening agricultural innovation systems in Africa, Asia and Latin America by regional research and extension organizations.

21 August 2021. 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. CDT. UNFSS Independent Dialogue.  Women in Agriculture: Gender Inequalities and Food Security

24 August 2021. UNFSS Independent Dialogue.  Introducing Agribusiness Innovations to Rural Farmers in Cameroon

24 August 2021. UNFSS Independent Dialogue.  What Role Will Gene Edited Foods Play in Addressing Nutritional Insecurity? by Alliance for Science | Cornell University 

25 August 2021. UNFSS Independent Dialogue. In Balance with Nature: Scaling up Sustainable Food Systems, through Regenerative Agriculture in Africa by Solidaridad East and Central Africa

26 Août 2021. La gouvernance foncière à l’épreuve des pratiques : quelques évidences de la recherche agricole. *ID de réunion :* 893 7280 5435 / *Code secret :* 168191

26 August 2021. UNFSS Independent Dialogue KENYA. Making Agriculture Work for Youth as key contributors to Sustainable Food Systems By Food Security for Peace and Nutrition Africa ( FSPN-Africa)

26 August 2021. Empowering Youth in Agriculture with Youth. By AFAP

27-29 August 2021. The First Regional Eastern Africa e-Conference on Aquaculture

30 August 2021. Innovative inclusion of the youth, women and persons living with disabilities in sustainable food systems for development

31 August 2021. Accelerating Food Systems Transformation in Africa through Agri-Food MSMSEs – A Virtual Independent Dialogue of the UN Food Systems Summit. By PANAAC

31 August 2021. Facilitating the behaviours and attitudes of future food systems leaders. By Thought For Food Foundation & FoodDrinkEurope

  • 06/09. 11:15 a.m. EAT. E-Extension: Accelerating Building Back Better - Exploring successes in digital advisory services and e-extension systems

6-12 September 2021 Intra African Trade Fair 2020
IATF is the key event boosting trade in Africa. No other event brings together more professionals under one roof. In 2021, IATF’s theme will focus on the newly-launched African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) - a single market for goods and services across 55 countries.

7 - 10 September 2021 ICC Durban South Africa Market Access Africa Connecting The Agri-Food Value chain
Agricouncil member. Delegates will also have full access to Market Access Africa conference and exhibition. This will offer networking opportunities and value chain meetings.

7 - 10 September 2021 Market Access Africa - Connecting the agrifood value chain.

7 - 10 September 2021 AGRF 2021 Summit
This is a dialogue to discuss inclusive and sustainable agriculture transformation in Africa. The summit will  also  bring stakeholders to take practical actions and share lessons to move African  Agriculture forward.

6-10 September 2021 20th Organic World Congress

6-12 September 2021. Intra African Trade Fair 2020

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

13 - 16 September 2021. The Third All Africa Post Harvest Congress and Exhibition

13-17 September 2021 Land Commons virtual conference

13-17 September 2021. 3rd All Africa Post-Harvest Congress And Exhibition

14 - 16 September 2021 Horti Flor Expo  2021
Until the end of the Zeros, Zimbabwe was the 2nd largest African producer of horticulture products, but due to political unrest it lost its position. Since 2008, it improved, but still the trust hasn’t been gained back. “Everyone seems to have that unrest in their mi

15 17 September 2021 AgrikExpo & Farming Conference
Machinery & Equipment Input (Seeds, Agro Chemicals, ETC)Livestock Care & Management Biotechnology Poultry Forestry Food Processing & Packaging Infrastructure Afri finanace

15 - 17 September 2021 West Africa Agricultural  Expo and Conference
The West Africa Agricultural Expo and Conference will take place at the International Conference centre Abuja FCT Nigeria. It aims at broadening one's knowledge on agricultural businesses and practises  through training to increase food security, employment opportunities as well as increase exports.

15-17 September 2021. Tropentag is the largest interdisciplinary annual conference in Europe on development oriented research in the fields of sub-/tropical agriculture, food security, natural re- source management and rural development. This years theme of the conference is: Towards shifting paradigms in agriculture for a healthy and sustainable future

21-23 September 2021. South Africa innovation Summit

22 - 24 September 2021. Rise And Lead Summit
The three day summit will be on rising through inclusive leadership. The summit is open for industry leaders, young leaders and professionals.

23 - 25 September 2021 Agro-Food Ethiopia 2021 A viable opportunity to generate valuable business contacts in Africa.

28-30 September 2021. Agricultural Research for Development Conference 2021

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

28-30 September 2021. Agri4D Online Conference 2021. Food Systems for New Realities. 
  • by SLU/Sweden. Registration is free of charge and will open in June 2021.
  • Call for abstracts closed 31/05.
  • Theme 2 of the Agri4D conference focuses on the role for smallholders within inclusive food systems that will enable rural and urban (producer and consumer) food and nutrition security. There is tremendous potential for smallholders to benefit from the current changes occurring within rural-urban food systems as greater proportions of developing country populations shift to being net purchasers of food, and as rural populations increasingly consolidate into new small towns, and as existing urban populations grow.
  • There are also high risks and many barriers, particularly in the face of changing land markets, declining plot sizes, rising agribusiness-Big Food industry interactions and changing dietary needs and preferences, not to mention changing climatic and environmental conditions, or disruptive pandemic health threats.
28 - 30 September 2021ANDE Annual Conference The conference gives an opportunity to entrepreneurs and organizations to exhibit in one of 3 sessions. The sessions include  hosting a workshop,  a showcase expo and café conversations.  The deadline for submissions is 12 July 2021.

28 - 30 September 2021 Africa CEO Forum - Digital Edition Digital edition, a three-day event organized in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, will gather online more than 1,000 international investors and African private sector leaders.

30 September 2021. 12:00-14:00 (GMT). Promoting sustainable agriculture: investing in agroecology. Pan-African Farmers’ Organization (PAFO) and the COLEACP within their INNOVATIONS SERIES showcasing Innovations and successes of African farmer-led businesses and SMEs.

30 September - 2 October 2021 “Global Conference on Agriculture and  Horticulture” AGRI 2021 Paris, France with the theme "To Accomplish over the Global Challenges of Agriculture"

11-15 October 2021. CFS 49

13-15 October 2021. 1st Conference on Farmer-Centric On-Farm Experimentation
14-15 October 2021. Farm to Fork conference of  related to the World Food Day 16th of October

19 October 2021. 15:45-17:00 BST / 10:45 – 12:00 ET. CHILD LABOUR IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR

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)

2-3 November 2021. FAO high-level Global Event on Ending Child Labour in Agriculture

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)

5-6 November 2021. African Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation by UNIDO

15-17 November 2021. Africa Energy Forum

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

8 - 10 November 2021. AMIs Agricultural Film Conference 2021
The conference will bring together agricultural and horticultural cover specifiers.  The focus is on discussing maximising crop yields with an effective use of silage, mulch and greenhouse films to feed the growing global population.


22- 25 November 2021DJAZAGRO 2021 - Tradeshow for Agro-Food Production
The show takes its name from "DJAZAIR", which means "Algeria" in Algerian Arabic, and from « agro » representing the agro-food sector.

2 - 4 December 2021. Africa Dairy & Drink Innovations Summit & Expo 2021
The dairy, soft and alcoholic beverage sectors may not have a lot in common at first glance, but the line between these sectors has been and is expected to continue blurring into the future, as the pace of innovations gathers steam and as consumer tastes and preferences are transformed

2 - 4 December 2021. Food Agro Africa
This event will showcase top products, equipment, and machinery presented by exhibitors from over 26 countries.

8 - 14 December 2021Intra-African Trade Fair 2021
This trade fair brings together exhibitors and visitors from all sectors. It provides a platform for attendees and non attendees to connect. There will also be virtual stands for entrepreneurs to showcase their work across African markets.

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

12-15 July 2022. FAO-CIRAD international conference on Geographical Indication.

14-20 August 2022. 31st International Horticultural Congress, IHC2022, Angers, France

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