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Friday, October 27, 2023

Webinars November 2023

28 October - 2 November 2023. The 19th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting (AGM), Yaoundé-Cameroon
29 October - 2 November 2023. Cairo Water Week

30 October 2023, Digitalisation for agriculture and artificial intelligence and its potential impact in low- and middle-income countries.
  • the Digital Agri Hub i e-mail-based conversation.
30 October - 2 November 2023. Lusaka, Zambia 19TH CAADP PP & 14th ADFNS|
  • The African Union Commission (AUC) through its Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment (DARBE), in partnership with the Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development (HHS) and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), with support of technical institutions and other stakeholders will organize the commemoration of the 14th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADFNS), the 19th edition of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Partnership Platform (PP), the associated Malabo Policy Learning Event (MAPLE), as well as the CAADP High-Level Ministerial Forum (HLMF)
30 October - 3 November 2023. African Conference on Agricultural Technologies (ACAT)

31 October 2023. Can Food Systems Crack? Compound food security risks in the climate crisis
  • Online "Global Dialogues on Food Systems Resilience"
  • organised by the Food and Climate Systems Transformation (FACT) Alliance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
  • in cooperation with CIFOR-ICRAF.
2 November 2023. Re-imagining a Healthy Food System through Agroecology, Youth Taking Lead

5 - 11 November 2023. African-wide Agricultural Extension Week

6 November 2023. 12:30 Rome time Launch of The SOFA 2023

6 November 2023. Species Diversity for Food Security - hosted by the Open University - CATAPULT research team: critical role that indigenous foods play in reshaping our food systems for a more sustainable future based on case studies from global researchers.
  • Why species diversity: Focus on indigenous species
  • Status of species diversity globally
  • Species diversity in floodplain meadows: A food production perspective
  • Building resilience in agri-food systems: Intersectionality in practice
  • Fruits and vegetables in the food environment of Turkana, Kenya
  • Forage diversity makes milk & meat [even] better
  • Wild plant conservation for food security
  • Neglected and Underutilised Species for Food and Nutrition Security
7 November 2023 Empowering farmers, Indigenous Peoples, women and youths: unlocking the potentials of millets

7-9 November 2023. ICTforAg 2023
  • three days of insightful discussions, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities will take place online through three tracks: Inclusion, Innovation, and Inspiration. Additionally, there will be ICTforAg+ regional events happening around the world.
  • ICTforAg is an annual convening where agrifood system stakeholders, technology experts, and enthusiasts gather to share knowledge, find solutions, and form partnerships to address challenges in agrifood systems across low and middle-income countries.
  • In 2022, the online ICTforAg event attracted over 3,000 participants from 123 countries. Starting from 2023, CGIAR will be hosting the event series to support the theme of Cultivating Inclusion, ensuring that digital innovations equitably benefit all agrifood systems actors across low and middle-income countries.
8 November 2023. iCRA’s anniversary conference: Trust in Action?

8 November 2023 | 13:00–14:30 (CST) Enhancing the use of quality seed for greater choice and benefit of smallholder farmers by FAO

9 November 2023. 12:00-13:30 CET. Foresight4Food webinar 'Future of Protein'
  • This is the first webinar in the Foresight and the Frontiers of Food series. 
  • The first episode features Mathew Kesler of Swedish University of Agricultural Science and TABLE, and Wangeci Gitata-Kiriga, the FoSTr programme facilitator in Kenya.
  • This series combines a foresight perspective with a key transformative phenomenon or ‘weak signal’ that could reshape food systems all across the world. 
  • This series takes a global perspective but seeks to discuss particularly what these new frontiers could mean for low and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia.
  • Topics in future webinars include novel foods, shifting diets, artificial intelligence and digital transformations, food, and geopolitics, mistrust and disinformation.
9 November 2023.12:00-14:00 UTC / 13:00-15:00 CET. Technological innovations in the agrifood sector: adoptions by SMEs and entrepreneurs. PAFO-COLEAD Innovation session

10 November 2023. 1200 EAT, 1100 SAT, and 0900 GMT. Agroecological technologies and practices for seed management. by AFSA

14-16 November 2023. Victoria Falls Zimbabwe 10th Annual ReNAPRI Stakeholder Conference,
  • Session 1 Beyond the Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health (AFSH) Summit: Support towards operationalization of the AFSH Action Plan
  • Session 2 Prioritization of Agricultural Policies and Investments through Value Chain Analysis
  • High Level Panel Discussion Strengthening local expertise to deliver high-quality research for policymaking and influence: ‘Localization’.
  • Sustainable Food Systems in Africa I: Role of Zimbabwe’s Agriculture in attaining Vision 2030
  • Session 3 Implementation of NDCs and NAPs in Africa under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Lessons Learnt from four (4) Pilot Countries
  • Session 4 Effects of global shocks on food, fuels, and fertilizer (prices and availability) on food systems in Africa: a case of the conflict in Ukraine 
  • Session 5 The 2023 OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook and FAO’s support to the AUC in promoting agribusiness development towards enhancing implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)  
14-17 November 2023. Fifth Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment (ARDWE).

  • The World Rural Forum (WRF) is a global network that promotes family farming and sustainable rural development, composed by family farming organisations such as AACARI, AFA, COPROFAM, ESAFF, PDRR, PIFON, PROPAC, REFACOF and UMNAGRI, rural development organisations; agri-cooperatives like CA-E and KONFEKOOP and research centers such as CIRAD.
  • Understanding the main elements of COP on Climate Change and the negotiation process to improve family farming organizations performance and influence the global agenda on Climate Action.
16 November 2023. Private Sector Viewpoints on the State of the Fertilizer Sector in Africa Webinar Series. by AFAP  Register here + Download the Concept Note

20 November 2023. London. Global food security summit

20 November 2023. Millet: How to Create a Business Around Neglected and Underutilized Species?
  • how innovative approaches and creative thinking can reintroduce sustainable, nutrient-dense ingredients like millet and sorghum into children's diets. Discover the potential of neglected and underutilized species and learn how to turn innovative ideas into successful businesses.
  • With Ms Shauravi Malik: Co-founder of Slurpp Farm, an Indian startup & Ms Joanna Kane Potaka: Deputy Executive Director for Strategy, Engagement, and Impact at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).

21 - 24 November 2023. Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia. The 5th Conference on Land Policy in Africa
  • This is a tripartite consortium consisting of the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  • Conference in the context of the ‘Year of AfCFTA: Acceleration of the African Continental Free Trade Area Implementation’, which is the AU Theme of the year.

  • In the 8th edition in the GFAR Talks series, two speakers will outline their perspectives on what kind of research is required and who should do such research if we are to achieve an agroecological transformation of the agrifood system: Emile A. Frison and Romano De Vivo (CropLife)
22 November 2023. Congress over climate change biodiversity and economic outlook. By Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs

22 November 2023. 8:30 am CET. New Delhi.  Multistakeholder meeting on "Transforming Markets for Better Nutrition"
  • Organised by the Access to Nutrition Initiative (ATNI) and co-convened with support from Eat Right India- FSSAI, NIN, Consumer Voice and CII (TBC). During the event, ATNI will launch its 2023 India Index, assessing the 20 top food and beverage companies in India on their performance to increase the accessibility of healthy foods in the Indian market.
23 November 2023. 15:00 – 16:00. Innovating for Sustainable Food Systems Transformations: Scaling Success Stories Beyond Technology
  • Innovation goes beyond technology. It must incorporate social, economic, institutional, behavioral and organizational processes that facilitate integrative policies, business models and sustainable financing.
  • This webinar will present success stories to illustrate how a broader definition of innovation must be used to advance equitable and sustainable food systems transformation.

27 November 2023. Farmer-Led Research Symposium
  • The symposium is primarily for a Canadian - indeed, an Ontarian - target group
27 November 2023. Webinar on how to use theAccess Agriculture  discussion group on the platform

27 November 2023. 15:00 and 17:35 East African Time. Discussion on Regenerative Agriculture in Africa  by RUFORUM 
  • The Concept Note can be accessed here 
27 November 2023. 15:00 and 17:35 East African Time. Africa’s blue economy: Sustainable marine and freshwater exploitation  by RUFORUM 
  • The Concept Note can be accessed here 

28 November 2023. 5:30 PM-7:00 PM (UTC+03:00) Nairobi. Changing Smallholders' Livelihoods: Award-Winning Innovations for Seed System Development
  • This webinar is part of a monthly series initiated by the CGIAR Seed Equal Initiative
  • innovations for seed system development to be presented by the Alliance Biodiversity-CIAT's Jean Claude Rubyogo, Director of the 2023 Africa Food Prize winner Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA) and Swati Nayak, recipient of the 2023 Borlaug Field Award for her work as Seed System and Product Management Lead-South Asia at the International Rice Research Institute.

28 November 2023. @10:00am EST, 4 pm CET Food Security and Agrifood Trade in Latin American and the Caribbean by IFPRI

29 November 2023. 13:00-14:30 (CET). Fonio: enhancing collaboration for sustainable agriculture and improved livelihoods

29 November 2023. 03:00 - 04:00 PM EAT. Bioeconomy in Sub-Saharan Africa: tapping natural and human resources. Register here.

30 November - 12 December 2023 | UN Climate Change Conference COP28
30 November 2023. Presentation Report Cereals milling sector in Tanzania by Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC).

30 November 2023 (09h00 - 11h00 GMT) R-CEP-AOC: Webinaire sur l'agriculture biologique

30 November 2023. 13:00-15:00 GMT+2. Regional Conference on Transformation of Higher Education in Agriculture by GFRAS

1 December, 11:00-13:00 CET. InfoPoint Hybrid Conference: "Private sector engagement under the African Continental Free Trade Area"
  • Conference to showcase achievements of EU food systems related projects, explore future research and innovation orientations and levers of change.
  • The EC aims to convene a wide range of actors and policy makers for this in-person event, which will also be web streamed and recorded for those unable to travel.
5 December 2023. Fighting Zinc Deficiency through Large Scale Food Fortification

5 December 2023. 1200 EAT, 1100 Southern Africa, 1000 Central and parts of West Africa, online session of the Water School Africa (WSA) 
  • Ferdinand Wafula of BIOGI and some of the farmers of Kathonzweni subcounty of Makueni, Kenya will share their experiences, aspirations and learnings on creating structures and other conditions that conserve water to help them in their food production.

6 December 2023. InfoPoint conference: Taking Integrated Action on Climate and Nutrition

6 December 2023.  between 16:00 and 17:15 Swiss Time (GMT+1) Kick-off meeting of the GFRAS Community of Practice in Extension and Rural Advisory Services
  • GFRAS, the “Enabling Farmers for Agricultural Transformation (EFAT)” Project, Winrock International and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are collaborating to strengthen agricultural extension and advisory services and systems (EAS) globally.
  •  this first online meeting, will present the results of a survey collecting the main topics of interest in RAS and food-systems, present an overview of what the online platform has to offer, and how to interact with other members
7 December 2023. Networking and resource mobilisation to support the process of integrating PID concepts and practices into universities, and research Institutions
  • by Prolinnova
7 December 2023. Nairobi. 8:45AM- 1:30 PM EAT/ 6:45AM- 11:30AM CET. Allocating Impact Investing in Emerging Markets

During the event ATNI will present its business case for investing in nutrition and metrics for impact investors and learn from others in the impact investing space. The event brings together stakeholders with expertise on the topic including donors, development finance institutions, impact investors, Agri-SMEs, NGOs, intergovernmental organizations, health professionals and more. 

12 - 14 December 2023, Accra, Ghana. ACAFP 2023 Food Safety Conference - African Continental Association of Food Protection (ACAFP)

12 - 15 December 2023. Kigali, Rwanda. 5th African Organic Conference (AOC)
  • Conference of four (4) days in collaboration with the organic agriculture actors in Africa, the African Union Commission and other strategic organizations outside Africa.
  • The theme of the conference is “Strengthening Resilient and Sustainable Food Systems in Africa Through Organic Agriculture”.
  • Please find attached the call for papers for the 5th African Organic Conference. Abstract not more than 250 words were to be submitted to Deadline – September 30, 2023. Full papers of accepted Abstracts to be submitted before 30 October, 2023. All finally accepted manuscripts will be published in the Conference Proceedings, while scientific ones that are evaluated acceptable for journal publication will have the opportunity to be published in the African Journal of Organic Agriculture and Ecology (AJOAE).
  • VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION: Early bird Registration (before 15th October, 2023) 90 USD / Regular Registration : 100 USD
  • This summit is the only dedicated summit in India which provides a common platform for the Food & Nutrition industry to come together to discuss the key challenges. learn from the best practices adopted across the country. India Food & Nutrition Summit is India’s the most authoritative congregation of the Food, Dairy, Nutraceuticals, Dietary Supplements and Health Foods Industry in India.

26 February to 1 March 2024. 5th All Africa Horticulture Congres (AAHC)
  • The preliminary programme is available online and abstract submission is open until November 2023.
  • This fifth edition of the AAHC, initiated in 2009 by GlobalHort, will complement the African sub-regions hosting the event.
  • The event will strengthen scientific relations and partnerships between North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, and highlight the place and role of horticulture in meeting the continent's global challenges: food and nutritional security, youth employment, and sustainable management of natural resources (water and biodiversity).
5 - 6 March 2024 AFMASS Ethiopia Food Expo co-located with Africa Food Safety Summit – Eastern Africa

10 June 2024. . Nairobi, Kenya Africa Future Food Summit

12 - 14 June 2024. . Nairobi, Kenya AFMASS Food Expo Eastern Africa co-located with Dairy Manufacturing Africa Expo

1 3 August 2024. Nairobi, Kenya Africa Fresh Produce Expo co-located with Africa FarmTech Expo

August 2024. AFMASS Nigeria Food Expo co-located with Africa Dairy Manufacturing Expo and Africa Food Safety Summit – Western Africa

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