Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Webinars January

5-8 January 2024, Beijing. 4th World Conference on Sheep 

  • Regional meeting of the Association of Agricultural Research Institutions in the Near East and North Africa (AARINENA) 

16 January 2024. 10:00 AM CET  PRIMA Info Day
15 - 19 January 20240 WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
16 January 2024. 4 – 5 p.m. Paris; 5 – 6 p.m. Nairobi Catalysts of Change: Women Leaders in Science
  • Cynthia Rosenzweig - Senior research scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
16 January 2024 @15:00 CET Investing in restoration: Can regreening landscapes catalyze peace and security in the Horn of Africa? 

17 - 19 January 2024. Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) 2024

22 January 2024. from 15:00 – 16:00 EAT Resilient Agriculture Innovations for Nature (RAIN) challenge

  • ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and YPARD India is jointly organizing a 10 days training program
23 January 2024. 10:00 - 13:00 (CET). Digitalisation, AI and sustainable agriculture seminar (European Parliament Brussels and online)
  • recent report: Josse De Baerdemaeker (2023) Artificial intelligence in the agri-food sector – applications, risks and impact EPRS | European Parliamentary Research Service Scientific Foresight Unit (STOA) PE 734.711 – March 2023 # 92 p. 
    In this study, sensing and data collection in different agri-food sectors are described, together with how the data can lead to better management and better decision making in crop and animal production.
23 January 2024, 2 - 5 pm (Rome time)  The future of family farming
  • In the complex scenario of agrifood systems increasingly threatened by interconnected and mutually reinforcing challenges, the often-predicted disappearance of family farmers appears both unrealistic and undesirable, given the productive, social, cultural, and environmental functions that this production model provides. Small-scale family farmers indeed continue to exist and to develop innovative, tailored and locally adapted coping strategies and solutions.
25 January 2024. 08:00 - 25-1-2024 11:00 CET Webinar series on Sustainable Agriculture Practices
  • The East African Business Council (EABC), in collaboration with the Agency for Business and Economic Development(AWE) funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), is organizing a webinar series on Sustainable Agriculture Practices, in a bid to strengthen agricultural value chains and bolster the food security of Agri-actors in the East African Community (EAC) Region.
25 January 2024 from 12:30–13:30 UTC. How the Global Landscape Forum (GLF) grew from a conference into a global movement
  • The seminar will be livestreamed from the Center for Development Research (ZEF), an international institute conducting interdisciplinary research on development-related issues all over the world. ZEF is part of the University of Bonn.
25 January 2024. 7:00 PM Ensuring access to healthy diets from sustainable food systems for everyone: Exploring the realities, trade-offs, and hopes amid a changing world and climate"
  • Prof. Fanzo's talk will discuss research on global food systems and security in the context of ever increasingly complex planetary and political threats and opportunities, and how this research informs global thinking, governance, and strategies toward enabling healthy and sustainable diets and nutrition for the future of humanity.
26 January 2024. 11:00 CET Policy and advocacy for healthy soils by AFSA

  •  This call is invited by the team of The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) from the FAO's Agrifood Economics and Policy Division.
  • by the The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) 
  • research on strengthening the macro-economic resilience of Africa in the post-COVID-19 context, co-implemented by four partner think tanks across the region – the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF); Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE); African School of Economics (ASE) and Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR).
  • Jan 29, 2024 Time 3pm WAT - West Africa Building Sustainable Agribusiness Models: Balancing Profitability and Environmental Impact.  
  • Jan 30, 2024 Time 5pm EAT - East Africa Building and Scaling Successful and Sustainable Agribusiness in East Africa. 
  • Jan 31, 2024 Time 4pm SAST - Southern Africa The Future of Food in Southern Africa: Unlocking Opportunities for Global Impact  
  • Feb 1, 2024 Time 4pm CAT - Central Africa Market Trends and Agri-Food Opportunities: Identifying Profitable Pathways for Growth. 
  • Feb 2, 2024 Time 4pm CAT - North Africa Driving Green Growth, Innovation and Sustainability in the North African Agribusiness Landscape. 
  • Related: Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli @ WEF 2024 - video @44:55
    Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli (2021)
    Food Entrepreneurs in Africa. Scaling Resilient Agriculture Businesses. 208 pp. (16th March 2021)
30 January 2024. ECOSOC Partnership Forum 2024 

30 January 2024. Catalysts of Change: Women Leaders in Science

31 January 2024. Investing in resilience: Pathways to food security for Sudan
  • The Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) Sudan and FSD Africa commissioned Wellspring to undertake a rapid assessment of the agri-food and enabling payment systems in Sudan, to inform a coordinated emergency response that promotes food security. This webinar will provide insights on the current situation, critical challenges and proposed interventions that can be deployed.
1 February 2024. 05:15 PM CET Political Economy of Food System Transformation: Pathways to Progress in a Polarized World
31 January 2024. 10:00 -15:00 (CET). Sweden. 2024 SIANI Annual Meeting in person
  • This meeting will focus on the impact of rapid urbanisation on food systems, particularly in urban, peri-urban, and in rural areas.

5-6 February 2024 Mastering Erasmus+ proposal development: from project concept to winning proposal.  2-day online training course by European Academy: Course payment and reservation in advance

6 February 2024 . Africa 2024: Prospects and Forecasts
6 February 2024. from 10:30 to 12:00 WAT/CET Drive Renewable Energy Investments in West Africa Hosted by IRENA Coalition for Action
  • The session will cover the African Continental Master Plan (CMP) for electricity generation and transmission, delve into West Africa's electricity sector, and present recommendations from the Policy Brief titled “Scaling up renewable energy investments in West Africa”. This brief, developed and published by the IRENA Coalition for Action, and co-authored by Coalition members RES4Africa Foundation and Enel Green Power, serves as a guiding document for advancing renewable energy initiatives in the region.
  • This online event will serve as a comprehensive platform for exploring West Africa's vast renewable energy potential and the pivotal role of cross-border energy trade. The agenda, featuring distinguished speakers, will shed light and foster debate on key aspects of regional energy development.
7 February 2024 | 13:00–14:00 UTC / 14:00–15:00 CET / 18:30–19:30 IST NEXUS Gains Talk 19: Wetlands and human wellbeing: Perspectives from Asia and Africa

7–9 February 2024. World Sustainable Development Summit 2024, New Delhi

8 February 2024. @ 2 pm CET TRANSITIONS For Our Future

9–10 February 2024. 8th Edition of The Global Business Summit, New Delhi
  • The Global Business Summit brings together leading minds to tackle the complexities of the current global food crisis, exacerbated by the pandemic and geopolitical conflicts.

  • The Association of African Universities (AAU) and the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) invite you to participate in a Regional Webinar on Leadership and Capacity Building in Food Science and Technology in Africa
  •  Theme: Promoting collaboration and partnership for research development among academic leaders in Food Science and Technology

  • More information, including the programme, will be available on, the website recently created by PAFO and COLEAD, which brings together all the information relating to the Innovations Sessions, including company profiles and impact stories. The site also includes a forum for exchange and networking.

21 - 22 February 2024, 2-7 pm Central European Time (CET) “It's Bean Too Hot: The Reality of Coffee Farming in the Era of Climate Change” 

24 Feb - 03 Mar 2024. Paris. International Agricultural Show 2024

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).
4-5 March 2024.  Mastering Erasmus+ proposal development: from project concept to winning proposal.  2-day online training course by European Academy: Course payment and reservation in advance

5 - 6 March 2024 AFMASS Ethiopia Food Expo co-located with Africa Food Safety Summit – Eastern Africa

5  - 7 March 2024. 3rd Uganda-Europe Business Forum

5  - 7 March 2024.International Conference on Agricultural Sustainability and Food Security Hyderabad, India

11–15 March 2024, Livingstone, Zambia. Global EverGreening Alliance | Accelerating Nature-based Solutions

18 - 21 March 2024. European Research and Innovation Days are part of the R&I Week
  • 40-years journey through the Research and Innovation Framework Programmes. Check the programme​ here!
  • Innovation Ecosystems for Bioeconomy and Food Systems (21 March 2024, 11:40 – 12:10)

  • The event will gather 200-300 selected individuals from scientific and policy domains, focusing on intentional, diverse representation. It seeks to identify and agree on a joint roadmap

9-12 April 2024 | Leuven, Belgium. 5th Global Food Security Conference. Towards equitable, sustainable and resilient food systems

10 - 12 April 2024. EU-Zambian Business Forum: Value addition in the copper sector

May 2024. Ghana-EU Business Forum: Q2 2024

13 – 17 May 2024. World Bank Land Conference 2024: Securing Land Tenure and Access for Climate Action

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

23–29 June 2024, Stockholm, Sweden. IUFRO | 26th World Congress

3 - 4 July 2024. Kenya, Kwale County. BlueInvest Africa 2024

  • BlueInvest Africa is an important business event, initiated by the European Commission in 2022. 
  • The objective of BlueInvest Africa is to facilitate meetings between African entrepreneurs seeking financing and international investors scouting for opportunities, all centred around projects capable of propelling Africa's blue economy forward.
8 - 17 July 2024. High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2024

13 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

4–9 August 2024, Taizhou, Zhejiang Province, China. IPC 2024 | 17th International Peatland Congress

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