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7th Africa Agriculture Science Week

From 13/06/2016 to 16/06/2016 Kigali, Rwanda
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The Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW) and FARA General Assembly (GA) is the principal forum for all stakeholders in African agriculture Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to reflect on their achievements and craft strategies and actions aimed at enhancing the contribution of agriculture STI towards accelerating the continent’s economic and social transformation. This event is organized every three years.

The event will focus on enhancing the application of STI in African agriculture, which is pivotal to achievement of the sector’s goals, namely zero hunger, creation of wealth and jobs, increasing the resilience of agri-food systems and improvement in the management of the natural resource base. The Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa is an African-owned continental framework formulated to achieve this objective. The event will devote special attention to the implementation of this framework at country level.

The overall theme of the 7th African Agriculture Science Week and FARA GA: is “Apply Science, Impact Livelihoods”. The discourse at this event will be organized around the following five sub-themes:

  1. Institutional systems and policies for making science work for African agriculture
  2. Sustainable productivity growth, value chains and profitable agribusinesses
  3. Human capital development and the Youth
  4. Sustainable financing of Science, Technology and Innovation for African agriculture
  5. Megatrends in African Agriculture

Document relevant to the topics: Research and Innovation
Document relevant to the regions and countries: EU and Others , Kenya , Rwanda , Tanzania , Uganda
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