More Events

24 October 2017 - 25 October 2017

Frankfurt, Germany

AAIS2017 is designed to encourage meaningful dialogue around the finance and investment strategies, intricacies and opportunities within Africa’s food and Agribusiness Sector. AAIS2017 draws together Africa's Agribusiness stakeholders, investment/finance executives, leading fund managers financial experts, government officials and commercial agribusinesses from around the world. With confirmed representatives from the following organisations : Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd, Rabobank, Old Mutual Agri Fund, Victus Global Capital, Netherlands Development Finance Company, Africa Commodities Exchange Limited and , Centre for International Agricultural Law and Food Security.

24 October 2017

An AFAAS Webinar

The main objective of the webinar is that principles, practices and methods for postharvest management are known, shared and used by more experts in agriculture and related fields. In the first webinar, participants will learn and exchange on the background and rationale to reducing postharvest losses and the economic implications. In the second webinar, learning and exchanges will focus on how to effectively disseminate postharvest management among farmers and what socio-cultural influences need our attention. The participants will be extension workers drawn from all over from agricultural colleges and universities, civil society, government and private sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. We aim at having 50 participants for each of the webinars and registration will be open until filled.

28 October 2017 - 30 October 2017

Nanjing, China

The 9th GCHERA World Conference will be held at Nanjing Agricultural University from 28 to 30 October 2017.  The conference will explore the role and contribution of agricultural and life science universities in research, education, outreach and engagement in policymaking to address the challenge of Global Food Security and Food Safety.  The target audience for the conference is senior university management who are concerned with the strategic development of their university or faculty relating to the agricultural and life sciences.

30 October 2017 - 3 November 2017

Durban, South Africa

AFAAS and SASAE together with DAFF will be holding a joint conference on the theme of “Scaling up climate smart agriculture (CSA): integrating youth, women, and the digital revolution”. 

The theme was selected in recognition of the fact that climate change is having grave impacts on resource-poor African farmers and increasingly contributing to food losses along the whole value chain. According to the World Bank Group, FAO and IFAD (2015), CSA is an approach that can help to guide actions needed to transform and reorient agricultural systems to effectively support development and ensure food security in a changing climate. Hence agricultural extension and advisory services (AEAS) should reorient and re-equip themselves to provide farmers and other actors in agricultural innovation systems with the knowledge and technologies they need to identify agricultural strategies and practices suitable to their local conditions.

6 November 2017 - 24 November 2017

Wageningen, Netherlands

As a professional in tertiary agricultural education you are expected to prepare competent graduates for the job market. In addition, you are requested to do action research that contributes to innovation for food security, and provide services for rural communities that support inclusive development.

Get ready to make your courses more interactive and interdisciplinary!

How do you provide useful services to the surrounding community? How do you make research relevant for farmers and agribusiness so you better can attract funding?

Join ICRA’s course to find the answers to those challenges. Brace yourself for three challenging weeks with a range of activities such as trainer-assisted group sessions, role plays, case studies and excursions to education institutes.

12 December 2017 - 13 December 2017

Washington DC, USA

Extension and advisory services are powerful means to enable smallholder farmers in breaking the cycle of low productivity, vulnerability and poverty. By providing farmers with knowledge and tools about modern agricultural practices and linking them to new technology, finance and market solutions, extension can be a critical force for ending hunger, achieving gender equality and promoting decent work and economic growth

 

14 May 2018 - 1 June 2018

Wageningen, Netherlands

Researchers must make their work relevant for the inclusive development of involved communities if it is to have any value. And agricultural professionals, farmers and their organizations may lack up to date information on how to most effectively improve food security.

This course will introduce you to new approaches and tools for designing and managing participation in rural innovation that will help to resolve both problems and find complementary solutions. It will enable you to create and support effective partnerships, collaboration and dynamic stakeholder networks to co-create new knowledge for better agri-business deals and higher farmer income.

1 July 2018 - 5 July 2018

Chania, Crete, Greece

The 13th European Farming Systems Symposium (IFSA – European Group) will be held in the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, and hosted by the Lab. of Agricultural Extension, Rural Systems & Rural Sociology, Dept. of Agricultural Economics & Rural Development, Agricultural University of Athens.

For this Symposium, we welcome a diversity of perspectives on farming systems and different narratives of pathways. We would particularly like to attract researchers and practitioners from both natural and social science backgrounds who are new to systems thinking and who may be able to contribute constructively to lively debates on how we can design and deliver more sustainable farming and livelihood systems for the future