Reflections at the 19th General Assembly of the RUFORUM centred on the theme, “Transforming Higher Education to Sustainably Feed and Create Prosperity for Africa.”
RUFORUM 2023 was a platform to make agriculture attractive for young people, fight unemployment, climate change, ensure job and wealth creation, integration and sustainable development. The university experts from over 40 universities in Africa rounded up the meeting after having established a plan of action that will permit them achieve targeted goals.
31/10 Regenerative agriculture
31/10 Smallholder agriculture: feeding and growing Africa? AGRINATURA
31/10 Africa’s new harvest: Preparing Africa’s agriculture and related sectors to feed and grow the economy
31/10 Reducing food losses, evening food supply and creating market opportunities for Africa’s food systems Registration Link: https://bit.ly/45aBzFy with Prof. Umezuruike Linus Opara
31/10 Smallholder agriculture: feeding and growing Africa? Case studies across the continent FANRPAN
31/10 Enhancing value chain functionality; methods, approaches and inclusive policy design: Experiences for VCA4D AGRINATURA Registration Link: https://bit.ly/3OZwuKG
31/10 Accelerating economic growth: trends, youth, policy and futures AFAAS Registration Link: https://bit.ly/3DV5WDY
31/10 High Level Policy Dialogue – Transformative Higher education financing/resourcing/ partnerships
01/11 Accelerating and scaling-up Africa’s climate change adaptation and mitigation actions Registration Link: https://bit.ly/45mrKUQ
01/11 Operationalization of Abidjan II Communique FARA
01/11 South-South and Triangular Cooperation Network on climate change adaptation and agri-food systems transformation FAO-RUFORUM
The side event brought together the current 50 IRC signatories, potential members and oth- er interested R&I partnerships to discuss the key components of the IRC’s CEA-FIRST Project. The side-event also served as an opportunity to enlarge the membership of the IRC and update the directory of the Focal Persons representing the current signatories of the IRC.
The objective was to present the process and key elements of the operationalization of the IRC while promoting it as the main AU-EU AKIS Platform on the FNSSA and building the ownership and partnerships among the relevant actors for stronger food systems, sustainable growth and jobs. Read/download the Programme
01/11 Integrating Value Chain for Development Approaches into Agricultural Higher Education in Africa AGRINATURA