Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Upcoming events and webinars June 2022

  • 11:00 – 12:30. Event 1: The global food crisis – a threat or opportunity for young smallholder farmers and agripreneurs
  • 13:15 – 14:45. Event 2: From the ground up: channeling finance to smallholder forest and farm producers organizations for full spectrum climate action
  • 15:05 – 16:45. Event 3: Transforming our Relation with Land and Nature from an Intergenerational perspective – Indigenous Peoples role for a healthy and just planet 2072
  • The East African Business Council (EABC) in collaboration with the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat with the support of the European Union (EU)

2 June 2022. FO-RI launch event: Farmers’ Organisations Leading Research & Innovation on agroecology
2-3 June 2022. Stockholm+50
2 June 2022 14:30–16:15 (UTC+02:00). ICTs for Well-Being, Inclusion and Resilience: through digital skills for youth and women in agriculture

6 - 7 June 2022 @ 12:00 PM Nairobi. 11 am CEST Food safety. A critical pillar in strengthening Resilience in nutrition and food security in Africa Commemoration of the World Food Safety Day. By African Union 

7 June 2022. World Food Safety Day

7 June 2022. 11 am CEST. 9 am GMT. Importance of local languages in agriculture extension

7 June 2022. Frontiers: The Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure, Ten Years Later

9 June 2022 @ 9:00 AM GMT, 11:00 CEST. LEAP4FNSSA eConsultations 

  • The three months Knowledge Management certification training for selected Focal Persons from the NARS is Jointly organized by the CAADP-XP4 Institutions 
  • The central objective is to strengthen the knowledge ecosystem and improve the capture and dissemination of African agricultural knowledge to support the achievement of CAADP commitments and SDG targets. The initiative has funding support from the European Commission (EC) through IFAD.
3rd CAAPs- Steering Committee is planned to take place in mid-June in Cairo, Egypt.
  • The Common African Agro-Parks (CAAPs)-Technical Coordination Team (CAAPs-TCT) brings together members from the African Union Commission, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Forum for Agricultural Research for Africa (FARA), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Pan-African Farmers Associations (PAFO), and Pan-African Agribusiness Apex Chamber (PAAAC)
  • For Media inquiries: Ms. Peace Lydia Mutuwa, Department of Agriculture Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment, African Union Commission; Email Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

14-15 June 202. The 2022 Annual General Assembly (AGA) 
  • The AGA of the GDPRD is entirely dedicated to “Implementing National Pathways for Food Systems Transformation to Accelerate Progress Towards the SDGs in Times of Crisis and Conflict”.

15 June 2022. 9:00 (EST), 10:00 (ART), 14:00 (CET), 15:00 (CEST and SAST), 16:00 (EAT), and 18:30 (IST) Food crisis. Rising prices, Hunger and how to fix them by IPES and Rosa Luxemburg

15 June 2022.  09:00 AM in Harare, Pretoria. The Importance of Transforming Smallholder Irrigation Scheme. by FANRPAN

 15 June 2022, Wed 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST (Washington DC time). Building an Innovation Ecosystem to Transform Food Systems. By World Bank 

  • with the participation of the coordinators of the recently funded PRIMA projects on land degradation and desertification and a representative from the UNCCD Science Policy Interface.
  • The event is organized by the Department of Agricultural Sciences and by the Desertification Research Centre (NRD) of the University of Sassari, in Sardinia and is sponsored by the PRIMA foundation, by the Italian Society of Agronomy, the Italian Association of Agricultural Scientific Societies and Desertnet international. It is addressed to graduate students, PhD students, researchers, agronomists, and other stakeholders will include three sessions.
20 June 2022. Deadline applications - First U.S.-Africa Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium October 12 - 14, 2022

20 June - 1 July 2022. The Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy conference. See call for abstracts is now openANH2022 - register now for this opportunity to share research and participate in learning and training sessions.
  • The preliminary programme for ANH2022, will take place over two weeks between 20 – 30 June 2022, including:Learning Labs: Monday 20 – Thursday 23 June 2022. Click here to view the preliminary Learning Labs programme. Learning Labs are a series of training sessions in interdisciplinary agriculture, nutrition and health research.
  • Research Conference: Tuesday 28 June - Thursday 30 June 2022. Click here to view the preliminary Research Conference programme. The Research Conference is an abstract-driven symposium featuring oral presentations, poster sessions and keynote speeches, as well as plenary round tables, side events and working group discussions

21-22 June 2022 European Development Days (EDD 2022) – taking place in Brussels and online. The 15th edition will focus on “Global Gateway: building sustainable partnerships for a connected world.”. Below are some sessions related to FNSSA and research in general

21-24 June 2022. Innovation Day is the first day of the IFAD '22 conference. The conference, entitled “Jobs, innovation and value chains during climate change: Bridging the gap between research and policy”, runs from 21-24 June.
  • Innovation leaders from the public and private sectors, academia, civil society, research organizations, international financial institutions and the United Nations will gather to share knowledge and lessons learned on how to originate, ideate, pilot, test and scale up solutions that contribute to facing and solving some of the most pressing challenges in rural development and climate-change adaptation. Innovation Day will focus on how policy and public-private-partnerships can support and finance all stages of innovation.
  • In addition to the main plenary sessions, Innovation Day will feature side-events where innovative approaches and technologies will be presented in the form of demos, technical dialogues among experts and interactive discussions with the audience.
  • EVENT SITE + AGENDA - Register separately for the four 21/06 side events:
  • 10:00 – 11:30 Frontier technologies for land tenure REGISTER
    12:00 – 13:00 Government policies for innovation REGISTER
    14:00 – 15:00 Leveraging advanced analytics REGISTER
    16:00 – 17:00 Innovation and food systems REGISTER
22 - 23 June 2022. Upscaling private sector participation and science-based outreach in West Africa.
  • The workshop will be held on via Zoom and at the Conference Hall of CSIR-STEPRI in Accra, Ghana. Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI) one of thirteen institutes under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Ghana will host the workshop. 
  • To join please register vie the Zoom link:
  • 22 June 2022, Time: 9.30 – 16.00 GMT
    • Session 2: Potentials of Private Sector participation in Research and Innovation Programmes
    • Session 3: Strategies and mechanisms for successful science-based outreach on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture - focus on West Africa
  • 23 June 2022, Time: 9.30 – 13.30 GMT
    • Session 4: Role of policies in FNSSA Research and Innovation
    • Session 5: The Power of Networks: external communication and science-based outreach

23 June 2022 - 12:30-13:30 CET. InfoPoint Virtual Conference: The war in Ukraine, global food and nutrition security and country owned food systems - Learnings from the Investment Climate Reform Facility

23 June at 3 p.m. (CEST) School food global hub By FAO, WFP, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of Germany and the School Meals Coalition

24 June 2022 - 11:00- 12:30 CET. InfoPoint Virtual Conference: "Strengthening environmental governance through South South cooperation

24 June 2022 at 12:00 PM EAT, 11:00 AM SAST, 9:00 AM GMT and 11:00 AM CAT. Deepening our understanding of climate change through an agroecological perspective"  by AFSA. Meeting ID: 891 2766 2689 Passcode: 823164

27-29 June 2022, Brussels. Microbiome Support
  • This high-level conference will bring together stakeholders of microbiome research and the wider food system to discuss opportunities and challenges for harnessing the potential of microbiomes in the agri-food sector, and for human, animal and environmental health. 


28 June 2022 from 13:00 to 15:00 hrs (Cairo Time) Official Launch of the inter-Regional Technical Platform on Water Scarcity.

28 - 29 June 2022. Pan-African hybrid Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) 
  • Conference by University Mohammed VI Polytechnic (UM6P) in Ben Guerir, Morocco
  • themed African-led science, technology and innovation for contributing to the SDGs and global development
  • Panel discussions with researchers, policy makers, practitioners and industry leaders sharing perspectives on topics critical for the science-led growth of the African continent. 
  • Register in English, French or Portuguese.
  • 21/06: VIDEO message: Dr Moses Osiru welcome message to RSIF UM6P
  • 22-24 June 2022 RSIF will host Canadian Executive Service Organisation (CESO) Expert, Mr Bryan Marshman, who will be offering a virtual entrepreneurship training to RSIF scholars on strengthening entrepreneurial capacity from
29 June 2022, 4 pm to 6:30 pm (CET), FID  Fund for Innovation in Development
  • A year after the launch of its call for projects and the selection of the first funded innovations, the FID will organize, on  a meeting to review the conditions that gave birth to the Fund, its first months of life and to share the emerging results and perspectives. 
  • On this occasion, several teams funded by the FID will present their solutions.

29 to 30 June 2022. Boosting responsible investment in agriculture and food systems in Africa – Good practices to #buildbackbetter multi-stakeholder workshop
  • Organised by FAO and the Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA). 
  • The event will bring together key stakeholders from government, non-governmental organizations and agribusinesses from Liberia, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Tunisia.
30 June 2022. Monitoring, evaluation and gathering evidence. By AFSA Meeting ID: 890 8066 2974 Passcode: 424091

  • Objective: to promote inclusive Rural Communication Services (RCS) in Africa as part of family farming policies and programmes; and to strengthen participatory communication capacities among farmers’ organizations and rural institutions.  

30 June 2022. Building and financing climate-resilient agriculture and food systems in Africa
  • E3G, an independent climate change think tank and co-founder of London Climate Action Week, and WRI, co-lead of the Food and Land Use Coalition, organise a virtual event on climate-resilient agriculture and food systems in Africa.
  • Confirmed speakers: Ed Davey, International Engagement Director of the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU), Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, FARA; Andrew Mude (Ph.D), Lead – Agri-SME Development and Innovative Finance.
30 June 2022. 12-1.30pm (BST). CBA16 and locally led adaptation: an interactive dialogue

5 July at 11:00 GMT. IRC second eConsultation. By Leap4FNSSA

6 July 2022 - 12:00-14:00 GMT. Successes in exporting to the EU markets from SMEs and entrepreneurs by ColeACP/PAFO

  • The workshop will be held in a hybrid format. The physical meeting is in Brussels, Belgium.
  • The workshop will create awareness on the International Research Consortium (IRC), the LEAP4FNSSA platform which will be launched in September 2022. 
  • The IRC will serve as a bi-continental platform to advance FNSSA, create synergies between the many Research and Innovation (R&I) programmes, initiatives, and actors from both Europe and Africa. It will provide information on prospective partners, funding opportunities, and innovations that have worked in FNSSA.

14 July 2022. The role of champion farmers and encouraging innovation amongst farmers By AFSA Meeting ID: 890 8066 2974 Passcode: 424091

12 July |10:00 - 12:30 pm SAST. Investment Opportunities in Africa’s Urban Food Systems: Matchmaking Opportunities with Funders. Register Here 

14 July | 10:00 - 12:00 pm SAST. On the Road to Recovery: “Nourishing our Cities Towards Equitable Recovery”. Register Here 

14 – 16 July 2022. Post-Viçosa Sympo Action Plan, at University of Lagos 

21 July | 10:00 - 12:30 pm SAST. City-to-City Exchange: Streamlining Multi-level Food Systems Governance between National and Local Level. Register Here 

28 July | 2:00 - 4:30 pm SAST. “South-South” Cities Exchange. African and Latin American Cities: Food System Priorities for Recovery. Register Here

31 July 2022. Deadline Expression of interest for Side Events FAO Science and Innovation Forum (17-21 October 2022)

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

9 - 11 September 2022. Agroecology Europe Youth Forum

12-13 September 2022. “4th Edition of Euro-Global Conference on Food Science and Technology” (FAT 2022)
virtually and in Paris, France
The congress underlines the theme “Harnessing the Latest Innovations and Laying Foreground for Future of Food Science and Technology.”
29-30 September 2022. Africa Dairy & Drink Innovations Summit – Hybrid & Nairobi, Kenya

13-30 September 2022. Science Summit at United Nation General Assembly

14-16 September 2022. Biennial CSA stakeholders conference. By FARA
  • This year's conference will be a hybrid conference, Physical & Virtual, in Accra, Ghana.
6-9 October 2022 XIII International Agriculture Symposium “AGROSYM 2022” Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • The FAO Science and Innovation Forum will focus on highlighting the centrality of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for agrifood systems transformation, and encourage a diversity of perspectives based on science and innovation, thereby facilitating rationalization and inclusiveness of debate. The FAO Science and Innovation Forum will be organized together with the World Food Forum (WFF) and Hand-in-Hand Investment Forum in the week of 17th October 2022.
  • The Science and Innovation Forum will take place over 5 days and provide different stakeholders, in particular from low and middle-income countries (LMICs), the space and opportunity to take stock of the science and evidence base and gaps, engage in dialogues and share experiences around science-based actions and innovative solutions. Roundtables, panel discussions, and various interactive formats will be utilized.
  • Expression of interest for Side Events by 31 July 2022

1-2 November 2022. Amsterdam. Sustainable Landscapes and Commodities Forum 

7-18 November 2022. UN COP27: Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

November 2022. OECD Meeting of Agriculture Ministers on “Building Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in a Changing Environment: Shared Challenges, Transformative Solution”.

  • NWO will organize a fully online final conference for the NL-CGIAR research programme. 
  • Two mornings (CET) full of thematic sessions, interviews, keynotes, a poster session and much more. All on one online platform. 
  • The NL– CGIAR research programme is part of a cooperation agreement (2017-2022) between the government of the Netherlands and the CGIAR, the global research partnership for a food secure future. The programme consists of three partnership instruments. See also

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