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From 22/07/2018 to 26/07/2018Boise, Idaho

Annual conference of the Potato Association of America, with over 80 presentations of potato research. 
 

From 01/07/2018 to 03/07/2018Cusco

That triennial event is organized by the non-profit World Potato Congress (WPC) Inc., which is dedicated to supporting the global growth and development of the potato. The designation of Peru as host country marks the first time that the Congress will be held in Latin America.

From 09/04/2018 to 20/04/2018Campus WUR, The Netherlands

This course aims to offer a systems thinking and systems dynamics approach on agriculture as well as skills and tools to design innovative, resilient and sustainable food systems. It looks at how to balance between producing food, managing natural resources, dealing with uncertainty and providing an livelihood base for the rural population. It will move beyond the technical realm looking also at the role and involvement of public, private and civil stakeholders for inclusion of social, environmental, economic, and political aspects.

From 19/02/2018 to 09/03/2018The Netherlands

Today, markets have become mainstream instruments for poverty reduction, smallholder inclusion and increased food & nutrition security. However, market dynamics, failures and shortcomings often diminish the desired impacts and/or long term effects. This international course shows participants to which extent and in which manner markets can be used to induce and prolong positive change.

From 07/02/2018 to 09/02/2018Graz, Austria

The complexity of climate change means that appropriate approaches, methods and tools to communicate the problem and its various ramifications are urgently needed. Article 6 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) clearly addresses the importance of climate change communication to the general public and reiterates the need to engaging the various stakeholders in debating this issue. It also highlights the responsibility of the UNFCCC signatories countries to develop and implement educational and public awareness programmes on climate change and its effects, to ensure public access to information, and to promote public participation in addressing communication issues. 

From 07/12/2017 to 08/12/2017The CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa

The Science Forum South Africa 2017 will take place during 7 – 8 December at the CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa.

Registration is open and will close on 5 December 2017.

From 05/12/2017 to 06/12/2017Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground

The AHDB Agronomists’ Conference is a two-day technical conference covering the latest research developments to help agronomists stay ahead of the game.

The conference is designed to make people think a little differently about agronomy. Across the two days, around 300 delegates – predominantly agronomists, advisers and BASIS-qualified growers – gather to hear respected researchers present evidence-based papers.

The first day has an emphasis on potatoes and the second day has an emphasis on cereals and oilseeds. Both days, however, include cross-sector papers.

From 03/12/2017 to 06/12/2017Cape Town, South Africa

Global food security will require a holistic approach to address socio-political, natural, health, agricultural and food sciences to feed the 9 billion people. The food security challenge will must address the triple burden of malnutrition – undernutrition, obesity and micronutrient deficiencies.

The Third International Conference on Global Food Security therefore aims to deliver critical analysis and innovative science that address the biggest threat ever faced by mankind.

From 28/11/2017 to 29/11/2017Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

The 5th EU-Africa Summit is scheduled to take place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on 28-29 November 2017. The central theme for the Summit will be 'Youth', which has become a key priority for Europe as well as Africa, in a context of African demographic trends creating major challenges for young people in terms of migration, security and employment.

The Summit is supported by the Maltese Presidency who notes that it “will present an excellent opportunity to further strengthen [Ivory Coast and Europe’s] partnership to address common challenges and opportunities.”

From 27/11/2017 to 27/11/2017Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

The 6th EU-Africa Business Forum will be held on 27 November 2017 in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, host country of the 5th African Union-European Union Summit of Heads of State and Government.

The 6th EU-Africa Business Forum in Abidjan concludes a series of business-related events held in Africa and Europe in the course of 2017 in preparation to the 5th African Union-European Union Summit.

At the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum, business leaders from Africa and Europe will have the opportunity to raise their voice and convey their vision to political leaders of both continents.

From 07/11/2017 to 09/11/2017Nairobi, Kenya

The “Symposium on Climate Change and Droughts Resilience in Africa” is being organized by Strathmore University in Kenya, the Research and Transfer Centre “Applications of Life Sciences” of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP). The Symposium will be a truly interdisciplinary event, mobilizing aid workers, donors, scholars, social movements, practitioners and members of governmental and non-governmental agencies, undertaking research and/or executing projects focusing on drought prevention, management and resilience in Africa.

From 23/10/2017 to 25/10/2017Brussels, Belgium

In about 40 lectures and poster presentations the conference will treat the following three topics:

Topic 1 - Energy is crucial for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Topic 2 - Energy mix: towards robust, equitable and socially acceptable energy systems

Topic 3 - Research, innovation and education in support of sustainable energy policies

From 19/10/2017 to 19/10/2017Leopold Brussels EU Hotel, Rue du Luxembourg 35, Brussels

The goal of the stakeholder meeting is to facilitate inclusive participation, cooperation and integration among all interested parties from Europe and Africa -from the public sector, private sector, foundations, funding agencies, research-performing organisations, academia and NGOs etc.- to discuss interactively on the topics described above and advance the Research and Innovation Partnerships together.

From 26/09/2017 to 28/09/2017South Africa

The Potatoes South Africa Congress which will be held on 28 September 2017 at the Premier Hotel OR Tambo, Gauteng.

During this Congress, the focus will be on value chains with the purpose to debate the theme: “Do value chains really matter ...and if so, where is the value?”

From 25/09/2017 to 13/10/2017Wageningen, the Netherland

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.

From 06/09/2017 to 08/09/2017Cape Town, South Africa

The SA Innovation Summit is a platform for nurturing, developing and showcasing South African innovation. Annually, the Summit offers numerous opportunities for entrepreneurs, innovators, thought-leaders, policymakers, inventors and investors to drive innovation in South Africa and inspire sustained economic growth.

From 04/09/2017 to 08/09/2017Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Initiated in 2010, the African Green Revolution Forum brings together African Heads of State, Ministers, farmers, private agribusiness firms, donors, financial institutions, NGOs, civil society, scientists, and other stakeholders to discuss and develop concrete investment plans for achieving the green revolution in Africa.

In a region is challenged by climate change, rapidly growing urban populations, and an urgent need for jobs, agriculture offers solutions, providing a clear path to food security and employment opportunities for all Africans. 

From 31/08/2017 to 01/09/2017Maslow Convention Centre, Johannesburg (South Africa)

The Responsible Business Forum (RBF) on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, 31 August – 01 September 2017, will examine each of the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) in depth with case studies and perspectives from businesses, governments, UN agencies and NGOs, investors and international experts.

From 09/07/2017 to 14/07/2017Versailles, France

For the third time since the creation of the EAPR, France is honoured to welcome the 20th Triennial Conference of the European Association for Potato Research.

After Brest in 1969, Paris in 1993, we have chosen a place of exception to celebrate the 60th birthday of our Association that is Versailles.

From 15/06/2017 to 17/06/2017Antwerp, Belgium

In order to create a meeting for all potato professionals on the edge of a new potato season, Europatat organises its Congress every year in a different European location. This rotation enables all potato traders to host the congress in their country, which allows them to present the activities of Europatat to their national potato chain and authorities. On the other hand all countries have the opportunity to present their national sector and to focus on their items of interest during the Congress’ workshop.

This year's congress is taking place in Antwerp and will be focused on plant health and trade.

From 12/06/2017 to 23/06/2017Kumasi, Ghana

Interdisciplinary Remote Sensing, Modeling, and Validation of Environmental Processes, COSPAR Capacity Building Workshop, hosted by the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) under its Graduate Research Programme in Climate Change and Land Use (GRP-CCLU) based at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, brings together an extensive suite of major international research initiatives to convey a coherent knowledge base and best practices in scientific research to young professionals and graduate students in West Africa.

From 31/05/2017 to 02/06/2017Windhoek, Namibia

Hosted by the Government of Namibia through the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology, and Supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission, IST-Africa Week 2017 (30 May - 02 June) is the twelfth in an annual series of Ministerial Level Technology Research Conferences. Focused on ICT-enabled Innovation, Science and Technology related policy dialogues, Global Development, Research and Innovation Cooperation and Community Building, each conference brings together senior representatives of leading public, private, education and research organisations from 50 countries to discuss policy, share insight and identify collaboration opportunities. IST-Africa Week is the flagship event of the IST-Africa initiative, co-funded under the European Framework Programme since 2005 - current Contract No. 723240. 

From 22/05/2017 to 27/05/2017Windhoek, Namibia

The Annual SARIMA (Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association Conference) is hosted to allow the opportunity to network with colleagues in the fields of Research Management (RM) and Innovation and Technology Transfer (ITT) and to share experiences. In 2017 SARIMA will celebrate its 15th year. 

 

From 25/04/2017 to 27/04/2017Nairobi Kenya

Learn the latest technology and innovation from Industries in the upcoming conference

From 20/04/2017 to 20/04/2017London, UK

ATSLDN is the leading African tech event in Europe providing unrivaled insight and networking with the African tech ecosystem. ATSLDN brings together 200+ tech leaders, international investors, entrepreneurs, African governments, trade bodies, media and leading ventures to drive investment and business between Africa and Europe.

From 05/04/2017 to 07/04/2017Nairobi, Kenya

The second edition of the expo, themed as "Connecting Africa" will showcase innovation and merger of technologies in Telecom, IT, Broadcast, Security & Surveillance, Mobile Money, Smart/Digital Cities, IoT, Big Data, Cloud Computing and many more. The expo will bring together leaders from around the world on one common platform. It will serve as a stage for international companies who are looking forward to enter the booming african market. Focused business matching will provide an opportunity to network with industry bellwethers and establish new relationships.

From 03/04/2017 to 04/04/2017Ouargla, Algeria

The International Workshop WID TOE 2017 on 'Dynamics of oasis territories and their environment' will be held on 3-4 April 2017, in Ouargla, Algeria.

It aims at taking stock of the following aspects: 1-Dynamics of exchanges, complementarities and conflicts in the Saharan oasis and territories; 2-Socio-economic analysis and its contribution to understand changing vocations of oasis, migration flows, local knowledge and know-how; 3-Measurement and evaluation of the sustainability of these territories, with a focus on challenges and impacts of water and soil resources.

From 31/03/2017 to 31/03/2017Nairobi Kenya

This four day long Congress is an excellent opportunity to meet with your peers from all over the world, share ideas and create an opportunity for networking, collaboration, sharing of technical information and the building of trust relationship in Africa.

From 27/03/2017 to 27/03/2017Kenya, Uganda

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation is implementing an eight year programme “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev)”. The TAGDev Programme seeks to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for rural agricultural transformation. This 2017 Call for proposals for the Community Action Research Programme (CARP+) targeted to Egerton University and Gulu University and financed by TAGDev Programme. The CARP program aims to encourage universities to develop and invest in more comprehensive and sustained action research into a particular geographical area or in a selected commodity along the full value chain.

For this initial call ONLY proposals from Gulu University or Egerton University will be eligible. A follow up call to award four additional CARP+ projects will be released in August 2017 and will be open to all RUFORUM member universities.

From 22/03/2017 to 24/03/2017Ekurhuleni, South Africa

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and the LoCS4 Africa Congress - organized by ICLEI - will be hosting the inaugural launch Conference of AfriAlliance, taking place from 22 to 24 March, 2017. The Conference and Congress will run in parallel.

From 08/03/2017 to 08/03/2017-

The SAG-SEED Awards 2017 for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises in countries with developing and emerging economies. The independent SEED International Jury of experts selects enterprises which have the potential to make real improvements in poverty eradication and environmental sustainability while contributing to a greener economy. The SAG-SEED Awards 2017 will, this year be awarding Africa's innovative leaders in eco-inclusive entrepreneurship.

 

From 06/03/2017 to 09/03/2017Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

All those working to achieve sustainable development, food security and climate resilience in Africa are invited to join this powerful multi-day learning and sharing event.

Leaders from community and farmer organizations, local governments, food and agri-businesses, NGOs and other stakeholders across Africa are working together through integrated landscape management to achieve multiple goals from their land and resources. They take different entry points and use different names, including forest landscape restoration, model forests, sustainable land and water management, and agriculture green growth corridors, to name just a few.

 

From 03/03/2017 to 03/03/2017ATC-Oljoro orok (Kenya)

The County Government of Nyandarua, in partnership with the National Potato Council of Kenya (NPCK) will held the Nyandarua County Potato Fair the 3rd of March 2017, whose main theme will be “Enhancing technologies in potato value chains for food security and agribusiness”. 

From 01/03/2017 to 01/03/2017European Commission, DG EuropeAid, Room J-54 00/SDR2, Rue Joseph II 54, Brussels (Belgium)

The European Commission organises an information session on the Switch Africa Green II call for proposals.

European Commission representatives will explain in detail the objectives of the programme and the application procedures.

Participation is free but registration is required. Please confirm your participation by Wednesday 22 February 2017 at the latest to thibaut.portevin@ec.europa.eu, indicating name, surname, nationality and email address of the persons who are going to participate as well as their organisation (max. two participants per organisation).

From 13/02/2017 to 13/02/2017Albert Borschette, Room 1, A Rue Froissant 36, Brussels (Belgium)

Information session on the new call for proposals of the Switch Africa Green II Programme.

Participation is free but registration is required. 

Participation should be confirmed at latest by Monday 6 February at thibaut.portevin@ec.europa.eu

From 12/02/2017 to 12/02/2017Kenya

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD1) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for PhD scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS.

The primary objective of ARPPIS is to prepare young researchers from Africa to compete in an internationally competitive research environment within national, regional and international research programmes.

From 24/01/2017 to 26/01/2017The Three Rivers Convention Center , Washington

The Washington Oregon Potato Conference includes a trade show with hundreds of exhibitors, workshops, keynote addresses and many other events specific to the regional potato industry.

From 22/01/2017 to 28/01/2017Nairobi, Kenya

The Agriculture for Food Security 2030 (AgriFoSe2030) programme funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) will conduct a training course for African young researchers on effective research-to-policy communication for agricultural development. The course is a collaboration between AgriFoSe2030 and The Gothenburg Center for Environment and Sustainability (GMV) at University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.

From 16/01/2017 to 20/01/2017Nairobi Kenya

The 22nd Session of the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Africa will be held from 16 – 20 January 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Session will begin at 09:30, Monday, 16 January 2017. The Session will be conducted in English, French and Portuguese.

From 04/01/2017 to 06/01/2017San Francisco , California

The premier conference and trade show for the potato industry is coming to San Francisco! Potato Expo 2017 features energizing networking events with key decision makers and international industry leaders, plus the latest practical business solutions and innovations.

From 12/12/2016 to 16/12/2016ARI-Uyole

The project calories and household income from potatoes subsector (CHIPS) conducted training to TOT training to 35 participants (farmers, processors and extension staff)

From 12/12/2016 to 16/12/2016ARI-Uyole

This training course is organized by Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries (MALF) and naktuinbouw with financial support of the ministry of economic affairs, kingdom of the Netherlands with the aim of improving the seed potato production system in Tanzania 

From 05/12/2016 to 07/12/2016Abuja, Nigeria

The theme for the 2016 African Economic Conference (AEC) is "Feeding Africa: Towards Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth". This theme is timely and in line with the current African and International development agenda. Ending poverty and overcoming hunger and food insecurity permanently come first and second, respectively, in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) endorsed in September 2015 by UN member States. 

 

From 05/12/2016 to 09/12/2016ARI-Uyole

Research projects (progress and plan) for southern highlands zone were discussed and approved and submitted to ARI-Uyole Secretariat to be compiled into two reports: Annual Research plans for 2017/18 and Annual research progress report for 2015/16.

For SPIRIT project, spirit coordinator Dr. Mwakasendo presented progress report for the project for year three.

From 28/11/2016 to 30/11/2016World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), United Nations Avenue, Nairobi (Kenya)

The African Soil Seminar aims at an inclusive approach to listen to and understand these complex interactions and linkages. Representatives of the governments of Kenya, Ethiopia, Benin and Burkina Faso, non-state actors and other national and international stakeholders will share lessons on investments and learnings with soil rehabilitation and agriculture-led, sustainable development programmes.

 

From 27/11/2016 to 29/11/2016Belgium

INTERPOM | PRIMEURS is the most specialised indoor trade fair in Europe for the potato, vegetable and fruit sector where the whole chain is represented, frow growers to processing and marketing.  INTERPOM | PRIMEURS counts 278 exhibitors from 15 different countries and 19.529 visitors of which 23% from abroad (41 countries).This means that the trade fair is now the largest indoor trade platform in Europe - and even worldwide - for all professionals in the potato, fruit and vegatable sector.

From 21/11/2016 to 23/11/2016Accra (Ghana)

Ghana’s Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (CSIR-STEPRI) is hosting CAAST-Net Plus training workshop for early-career researchers working on topics related to sustainable agriculture intensification in Accra from 21-23 November. 

It will include a two-day workshop followed by a half-day field trip. The workshop will provide targeted information and guidance for early-career African researchers with a professional interest in sustainable agriculture intensification. It will pursue a predominantly training/workshop style and structure, with opportunities for researchers to work alone and in small groups to develop their own ideas, proposal and strategies.

From 03/11/2016 to 03/11/2016Fairmont St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

AHDB Potatoes' conference for the seed potato and supply chain sectors will be held Thursday 3 November 2016 in Scotland.

The event will be focused on linking seed potatoes with the supply chain and will include expert speakers, exhibitor stands, sponsorship oportunities, etc.

From 13/10/2016 to 16/10/2016Migori Kenya

The Agricutltural show will show case issues related to production, post-harvest handling and value addition.

From 09/10/2016 to 13/10/2016Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) and the International Potato Center (CIP) will be co-hosting the 10th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association in Ethiopia. It will be held October 9th to 13th, 2016 in Addis Ababa at the United Nations Conference Center.

From 03/10/2016 to 09/10/2016Nairobi Kenya

Nairobi Agricultural Society international show and trade fair welcomes all participants to showcase ongoing research and best practices in Agriculture and related fields this year.

From 28/09/2016 to 30/09/2016Bilbao Spain

BIOSPAIN is the largest biotech event organized by a national bioindustry association in Europe and one of the largest in the world by the number of one-to-one meetings (+3.300) and companies participating (+850). 34% of our delegates came from outside of Spain.

BIOSPAIN is organized by ASEBIO, the Spanish Bioindustry Association and each edition is co-organized by a local institution from the host city/region. On the 2016 edition, Biospain is co-organized by the Basque Government through the SPRI, the Basque Business Development Agency.

From 26/09/2016 to 29/09/2016Riga, Latvia

Since sustainable agriculture is a part of the global plan of action for the world development, sustainable potato production contributes to implementation of this agenda. During the meeting we want to spotlight sustainability as one of the main themes. Topics of the meeting will cover such fields as organic and sustainable potato production, plant nutrition supply and irrigation, precision agriculture in potato production, tuber quality and nutritional compounds, plant physiology, seed potato production, socio-economic aspects of potato production.

From 14/09/2016 to 15/09/2016Villers-Saint-Christophe, France

PotatoEurope is an international event dedicated to potatoes that takes place each year in one of the event’s four partner countries (Germany, Belgium, France, The Netherlands).

After three years abroad, PotatoEurope comes back to France with the hope of repeating the success of the last time the event was here in 2012.

Over 10,000 visitors, including 3,000 from 50 other countries are expected.

From 12/09/2016 to 16/09/2016KEPHIS headquarters, Nairobi Kenya

Kenya Plant Health and Inspectorate Services will host an international phytosanitary conference in Nairobi. It focuses on a number of crops including horticulture-potato included.

From 09/09/2016 to 09/09/2016Isle Of Ely Produce, Oak Tree Farm, Oak Lane, Littleport, Ely, Cambridgeshire

Next September, the Isle Of Ely will be hosting the 2nd annual Potato Seed Trials Open Day, which will be showcasing many new and different varieties of seed aimed at the chipping and crisping sector. The event will specially target growers and they growers will be able to view new variety potato trial plots and discuss varieties with leading experts in the potato industry. This will help growers make an informed decision on which varieties are best for their farm.

The open day will count with the support from many seed houses which will have their own stands at the show.

Moreover, a large number of industry linked businesses will be exhibiting including machinery, box manufacturers, agricultural services, car manufacturers and many others.

From 03/09/2016 to 03/09/2016ARI UYOLE, Mbeya, Tanzania

The training was conducted at ARI-Uyole to MVIWATA farmers. MVIWATA is a farmers organization which unites small scale farmers inorder to have a common voice in defence economic, social, cultural and political interests of small scale farmers. it is the acronym for the National Network of small scale farmers groups in Tanzania (IMBALAGA in Rwanda).

From 31/08/2016 to 04/09/2016Mombasa

Mombasa international show is set to showcase various aspects of entrepreneurship and farming activies.

From 22/08/2016 to 26/08/2016Panamá

Every two year the Potato Association of Latin America (Asociación Latinoamericana de la Papa; ALAP) organizes a congress that brings the potato researchers and the representatives of the potato sector of Latin America together.

From 21/08/2016 to 25/08/2016Dublin, Ireland

18th IUFoST congress opens at the Royal Dublin Society, Ireland-meeting of food scienctists all over the world

From 11/08/2016 to 11/08/2016James Hutton Institute's Balruddery Farm, Dundee, UK

Potatoes in Practice is the largest field-based potato event in the UK. The event brings together variety demonstrations, research and trade exhibits in one place making it an essential date in the potato industry calendar.

The event is organised and hosted by the James Hutton Institute in partnership with AHDB Potatoes, SRUC (Scotland's Rural College) and Agrii. The event is also supported by media partner Potato Review.

The event will join all types of stakeholders such as farmers, agronomists, industry, scientists and policymakers and all of them will be will be able to review crop varieties, view results of new crop treatments, attend live machinery demonstrations, hear seminars on current issues impacting on the farming industry and network with colleagues, suppliers and industry experts.

From 07/08/2016 to 11/08/2016Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa, Dundee, Scotland

Pests and pathogens remain a major constraint to food security in a world where potato is rising in importance as a major food crop.  They look forward to catching up with all the latest research and engaging industry representatives at the event to share first-hand the advances in this exciting area.

Invited speakers will describe some of the main potato pest and pathogen threats on each of five different continents (Africa, Asia, Australasia, North America and South America) to add context to research in Europe and how it aligns with that of other nations worldwide.

From 01/08/2016 to 08/08/2016Mbeya

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From 01/08/2016 to 05/08/2016University of Nairobi Kenya

The University of Nairobi is set to hold its second innovation week this August. The Innovation Week has attracted five strategic partners; Ministry of Education, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Ministry of ICT,UNICEF and KEPSA. These partners are contributing not only by funding the Innovation Week but more importantly in kind, by attracting the partners and other resources into the innovation week. SPIRIT project is set to participate.

From 12/07/2016 to 14/07/2016Vitori-Gasteiz July 12-14 2016

Sections of Genetics Plant Breeding of the Spanish Society for Horticultural Science (SECH) and the Spanish Society of Genetics (SEG) and Basque Neiker-Institute for Agricultural Research and Development,invite you to participate in the VIII Congress of Plant Breeding , to be held in Vitoria-Gasteiz from 12 to 14 July 2016.

Abstracts must be uploaded for this purpose BEFORE 30 MARCH 2016.

 

From 11/07/2016 to 16/07/2016Jinja, Uganda

Jinja Agricultural trade show is an event which occurs every year in the month of July. Its aim is to show case new innovations and technologies in agricultural production, value addition, and also show casing agricultural inputs on market. Among the many exhibitors, National Agriculture and Research Organisation (NARO) show cases the new varieties of seed potato, animal breeds and agricultrual conservation practices among others. The show accomodates people from all corners of Uganda, who come to see new innovations and technologies in agriculture sector.

From 29/06/2016 to 30/06/2016Wageningen, Netherlands

EAPR offers support for PhD students to participate. The meeting offers excellent opportunities for networking with scientists and industry experts and we already have participants from many European countries and Israel.

From 28/06/2016 to 01/07/2016University of Nairobi, Kenya

The current meeting will bring together members of the Consortium as well as the members of the “East Africa Potato Research and Knowledge Exchange Forum” and key stakeholders involved in potato processing sub-sector with the aim of achieving the following objectives:

  • To conduct the sixth knowledge-exchange event focused on “Processing techniques and technologies”.
  • To conduct technical visits to relevant production and processing facilities in Kenya 
  • To execute the sixth intermediate project coordination meeting.
From 13/06/2016 to 16/06/2016Kigali, Rwanda

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.

From 08/06/2016 to 10/06/2016KENYA SCHOOL OF MONETARY STUDIES, NAIROBI, KENYA, JUNE 8-10, 2016

The 2nd African Food Manufacturing and safety summit conference is taking place in Nairobi with several high level delegation already committed to attending and particpating in this event. A number of food companies including potato processors will be exhibiting and is SPIRIT project.

From 01/06/2016 to 02/06/2016Brussels

In order to create a meeting for all potato professionals on the edge of a new potato season, Europatat organises its Congress every year in a different European location. This rotation enables all potato traders to host the congress in their country, which allows them to present the activities of Europatat to their national potato chain and authorities. On the other hand all countries have the opportunity to present their national sector and to focus on their items of interest during the Congress’ workshop.

From 31/05/2016 to 03/06/2016Ljubljana, Slovenia

The meeting will cover different aspects of virus research in potatoes, ranging from diagnosis and detection to plant-virus interactions. Scientists, students, growers, seed potato producers and plant health officers are encouraged to attend this meeting. The programme will consist of plenary talks, oral presentations, poster sessions and scientific excursion.

From 17/04/2016 to 21/04/2016Kachwekano Zonal Agricultural Reseach Centre - Kabale, Uganda

The SPIRIT action aims at strengthening the capacities in scientific research and innovative technologies and practices for enhanced product quality along the potato value chain in East Africa and hence contributes towards building capacities in the area of Agricultural Science, Technology and Innovation (ASTI) in East Africa. In this sense, a total of six knowledge exchange events were planned to be carried out by the members of the Forum.

From 31/03/2016 to 31/03/2016Kenya Agricultural Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Headquarters, Nairobi (Kenya)

In recognition of important role played by innovations, technologies and information sharing in developing agribusinesses, increasing availability of high quality inputs and improving productivity, which will lead in transformation of potato subsector, NPCK has organized for a National potato conference and trade fair to be held on 31st March 2016 at Kenya Agricultural Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Headquarters, Loresho.

From 29/03/2016 to 01/04/2016KEFRI Nairobi Kenya

In conjunction with International Union of Food Science and technologists (IUFoST) are currently organizing for the First East African Food Conference to be held from 29th March to 1st April 2016 at the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) headquarters in Muguga, 25km from Nairobi, off the Nairobi

From 08/03/2016 to 08/03/2016Agricultural Research Institute(ARI)-Uyole, Mbeya, Tanzania

Finland and Tanzania potato stakeholders planning meeting on potato production and trading held at Ari-Uyole Mbeya Tanzania.

From 03/02/2016 to 03/02/2016Cambridge University Farm, England

The course will teach participants about: i) the need to measure crop performance; ii) the link between crop physiology and what is measured; iii) understanding crop variation and developing strategies to cope with it; iv) the importance of recording protocols; v) recording seed and planting information; vi) recording the growing crop; vii) recording the harvested crop and storage; …

From 19/01/2016 to 19/01/2016Holiday Inn - Peterborogh, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England

AHDB Potatoes and industry experts will debate key topical technical issues

From 18/01/2016 to 22/01/2016Nanning, Guangxi, China

The congress represents a unique opportunity for exchanging expert and scientific advice on Root & Tuber Crops (RTCs) and will facilitate the discourse amongst key root and tuber crops stakeholders like farmers, end-users, researchers, the private sector and donor agencies.

It aims at raising awareness of the importance of the RTCs in the world, reviewing recent scientific progress, identifying and setting priorities for new opportunities and challenges as well as charting a course to seek R&D support for areas where it is currently inadequate or lacking.

Due to its structure and content, the congress will facilitate the process of bringing together the scientific world and the private sector.

From 19/12/2015 to 29/12/2015Njombe and Mbeya

The four innovation sessions involved gathering together farmers, seed producer, NGOs, extension worker, researchers, and policy makers with the aim of achieving the following objectives:

  • Strengthen the capacities of relevant stakeholders along the potato value chain to adapt existing and generate new innovative technologies and practices.
  • Bring together research organizations and relevant stakeholders, show practical case studies of the advantages of innovation along the value chain and identify possibilities of collaboration between the different actors involved.
  • Get stakeholders’ opinion on the main gaps and weaknesses of existing policies, regulations and standards.
  • Foster the adoption of innovative technologies and practices
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