Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Webinars October 2023

29 September - 8 October 2023. Abidjan. SARA - Salon international de l’Agriculture et des Ressources Animales

2 to 5 October 2023. Global Symposium on Soils and Water (GSOWA23) 
will be held in a hybrid format by FAO

3 October 2023. 13:30 EAT, 12:30 SAT, 11:30 Central Africa and Nigeria, 10:30 rest of West Africa/GMT. My Food is African - Using stories to stimulate discussion
  • Meeting ID: 830 9188 2633 / Passcode: 890921
  • This second online session will use stories from AFSA’s My Food is African book as a stimulant to discussion around moving towards healthy eating for all, based on traditional and local foods, diets and cuisines. What’s holding it back? Why? What can be done about it? How to turn the tide that’s increasingly seeing highly processed foods coming into our diets? How to value the richness of our traditional foods and diets? How to enable more people to have access to this? And so on.
  • This session will focus around the theme of food shaming.

3 October 2023 | 14:00 UTC+1 - UK time - 90 min. Webinar | True Price and Living Income | hosted by LICOP,

3 October 2023 Water School Africa Online Session 
  • Meeting ID: 875 4508 1076
  • Nyahode Union Learning Centre + Union Community Technical College
3-5 October 2023. The fifth edition of the Africa Resilience Forum, organised by the AfDB
  • 04/10 @ Session 6 @11:30 – 13:00 Scaling-up investments for Trade and Food Security: This session will discuss the role of trade and regional integration in ensuring food security and promoting peace. Food insecurity increases the risk of an outbreak of conflict. The agriculture sector is vital to building resilience and is in need of increased investment, particularly from the private sector, and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) offers the opportunity develop regional value chains for this purpose. This panel will explore the opportunities, and strategies for improving food security and promote peace through trade and investment.
  • 05/10 @11:00 – 12:30 Session 10 Technology for Resilience: Strategies can be adopted to capitalize on the growing evidence that internet availability enhances job creation, and that poverty reduction policies to boost DTs will fuel more and better jobs for the continent, which is poised to have the largest workforce by 2030. The session will focus on how to increase productive use of digital technologies to transform economies and create jobs. It will be a practical session to learn from the experience of innovative projects across the continent.
3-5 October 2023. Addis Ababa ITU ​Regional Development Forum for Africa
  • 03/10 16:00- 17:00 Session 4 – Accelerating digital transformation for sustainable development
    Digital inclusion within rural areas in Burundi Adoption of digital inclusion as a tool to improve study and learning conditions at the agri-food technology high school for girls in IPSDI schools / pilot project to be started in Muzinda agri-food tech high school of girls
  • 04/10 16:00- 17:00 Partner2Connect matchmaking roundtable 5 – Towards digital innovation ecosystems to accelerate progress towards an inclusive digital society 
    Digitalization of Research and Development in Sub-Saharan Africanational development policies such as Ethiopia's homegrown reform agenda and Ethiopia’s Ten Years Perspective Plan (TYPP 2021–2030) (Ethiopia Vision 2030, 2021) all require R and D for the use of science, technology, and innovation (STI). The overarching objective of this project proposal is to construct sectoral infrastructure and assess research data management policies and practices in ministry level in order to develop a strategic and comprehensive framework that depicts real coordination among ICT department for science, technology and innovation-based research development, thus setting a strong agenda for national development in Ethiopia.
4 October 2023. 2:00pm – 5:00 pm CEST. Global Session: What is needed for successful participatory research? by GFAR & WRF
  • Family Farmer Organizations, members of the Collective Action on Participatory Research in Family Farming – AFA, COPROFAM, ESAFF, PDRR, PIFON, PROPAC –, will share concrete success experiences on active collaboration between farmers, researchers, policymakers, and other stakeholders to collectively address agricultural challenges and co-create sustainable solutions.
  • Relevant actors from innovation and research centers and other institutions will reflect on the added value for accelerating food systems transformation and ensuring inclusive and participatory approach in agricultural research and the related policy-making processes.
  • Agenda + webinar
  • Organized by WRF, GFAR and the Collective Action for Participatory Research and Family Farming.
6 October 2023. The opportunities offered by COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)

10 October 2023. 15:00 - 16:30 CEST. Political Economy and Policy Analysis (PEPA) Sourcebook by IFPRI
  • Efficient Fuelwood Use as a Strategy to Reduce Household Pressure on Natural Forests of the Guinea Savannah Zone of Nigeria.
  • Charcoal Movements inside Zambian Cities: From Peri-urban Markets to Low and Medium Density Suburbs.)
  • Potential of Carbonized Briquettes to Enhance Sustainability in Woodfuel Supply in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The presentation videos from Session #1 are available here
10 - 11 October 2023. Global Agenda for Livestock (GASL) Africa Regional Preparatory online meeting 
11 - 12 October 2023. GLF Nairobi 2023: A New Vision for Earth.
GLF online or in Nairobi, Kenya will explore local solutions to the global climate and biodiversity crises, shape the conversation ahead of and all the way to the UNFCCC Climate Conference

12 October 2023.  2pm East Africa Time (EAT). Revolutionizing African Trade and Empowering Agroecological Enterprises through Territorial Markets by AFSA
  • Agroecological enterprises advocate for sustainable farming practices that foster ecological balance, biodiversity, and community engagement, aiming to minimize environmental harm while boosting productivity and food security. 
  • Similarly, territorial markets promote and safeguard unique local products based on their geographical origin and traditional production methods, establishing a direct link between producers and consumers. 
  • This setup not only allows small-scale farmers and agroecological enterprises to highlight the authenticity and quality of their products but also empowers communities by preserving cultural heritage, improving rural livelihoods, and encouraging sustainable development.
  • This webinar is an endeavor to delve into the economic facets of agroecology within the African domain, aiming to illuminate the potential transformation it can bring about in strengthening our food systems and facilitating intra-African trade.
13 October 2023. How to write successful proposals for Horizon Europe Call for Proposals 
  • by EURAXESS Africa, in collaboration with Youthmakers Hub, is organizing an online workshop 
  • 13 October 2023 Making and applying selected bio-fertilizers
  • 27 October Crop health management practices. Permaculture design principles for crop health
  • 10 Nov 2023 Seed Management Technologies
  • 24 Nov 2023 Managing On-farm Trials, Participatory Action Research + Setting up efficacy trials on bio-inputs and other agroecological technologies.
  • 8 Dec 2023 Agroecological input markets (Incl. online marketing, standardizations, and Certification of Agroecological farm inputs)
  • 12 Jan 2024 Integrating Livestock in Agroecosystems
  • 26 Jan 2024 Policy and Advocacy for Healthy Soils
  • 9 Feb 2024 Monitoring and evaluation of practices for agroecological interventions
16 October 2023. Developing and Deploying Agri-Food and Climate Tech Innovations: The Role of Technology Transfer
  • This event aims to discuss partnership mechanisms as a means of creating thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems that support the development and deployment of agri-food tech innovations, empower young talent, attract investments, enhance business competitiveness, and drive development.
17 - 18 October 2023. Selection of 8 CAAPs Demonstration projects: all RECs led by AUDA-NEPAD and hosted by COMESA.
  • 2nd edition of the FAO Science and Innovation Forum (SIF) under the umbrella of the WFF flagship event will focus on “Science and Innovation for Climate Action”.
  • The FAO SIF will take in a hybrid format at FAO headquarters in Rome and through a digital platform.
16-20 October 2023. Rabat. 19th CGIAR Science Council

16-20 October 2023. Nutrition for Resilience
  • Micronutrient Forum 6th Global Conference #MNF2023
16 - 20 October 2023. Virtual. The Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue - harnessing innovation, adaptation, and diversification to improve systemic resilience, recover from shocks, and sustainably nourish all people.
  • Side Events during October 16 - 20, 2023, will be hosted online. 
  • Events will be hosted on a streaming platform and shared on the event conference platform.
17 October 2013 | 16:15-18:15 CEST. Hybrid Event. The Role of Academia and Research Institutions in Addressing Climate Change and Food Security. 5th Annual Academia Perspectives Roundtable
  • Registration, for both in-person and virtual participation, is through the 2023 WORLD FOOD FORUM virtual platform.
17 - 19 October 2023. Genetic Innovation Forum 2023

17 - 19 October 2023. 14th Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) Annual Meeting (GAM)
  • hosted by the North American Agricultural Advisory Network (NAAAN)

19 October 19, 2023, 9:15 - 10:45 AM EST (Washington DC Time) Setting the Stage: Envisaging AI in Agriculture: Future Food Systems

19 October | 14:00 UTC+1 - UK time. Webinar | Cocoa sector update on Living Income | hosted by LICOP

24 - 26 October 2023. In person. The Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue 

23 - 27 October 2023. 3rd African Plant Breeders Association (APBA) Conference

23-26 October 2023. From 04:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Saudi Agriculture-The 40th edition of the international exhibition for agriculture, Food, Aquaculture, Packaging and Agro-industry.

26 October 2023, at 4 pm EAT.AFSA's Webinar: My Food Is African - Celebrating African Cuisine and Advocating for a Fair and Inclusive Food Policy

26 October 2023, Why does gender matter in a ‘just transition’?
  • This online IIED Debates event will bring together leading thinkers in energy, extractives and agriculture sectors to explore what gender justice means for different people and how different conceptualisations and approaches could inform a 'just transition'.
26 October 2023. Ag2Nut webinar - Periodic Table of Food Initiative
  • to highlight data efforts of the PTFI to characterize the components in food.
  • ZOOM SESSION 1 10am - 11:30am ET
  • ZOOM SESSION 2 6pm - 7:30pm ET
26 October 2023 at 10:00AM Smart Agriculture Webinar 
  • The East African Business Council (EABC) in partnership with GIZ - Sequa gGmbH
  • This webinar will explore the potential of Precision Agriculture, Digital Farming, IoT, and Data-Driven Decision-Making in agriculture. This event is a hub for agri-industry insights, networking, and sharing best practices
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)

  • 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 November - 7 November 2023. The Africa Fertiliser and Soil Health (AFSH) Summit
  • Nairobi, Kenya, the AFSH Summit will convene Heads of State and Government and other stakeholders from across Africa and beyond to highlight the crucial role of fertilizer and soil health in stimulating sustainable productivity growth in African agriculture and to agree on a 10-year Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health Action Plan and declaration to guide implementation.

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.

7 November 2023 Empowering farmers, Indigenous Peoples, women and youths: unlocking the potentials of millets

7-9 November 2023, Accra, Ghana. ACAFP 2023 Food Safety Conference.

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?

  • 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.

30 November - 12 December 2023 | UN Climate Change Conference COP28

4 - 5 December 2023 Food 2030 Conference - Green and Resilient Food Systems
  • 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 - 7 December 2023 The Second International Conference on farmer-centric On-Farm Experimentation

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
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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