15/07/2013 – Conference: ‘Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)

MAIZE photoDate: 15-20 July, 2013
Venue: Accra International Conference Centre
Location: Accra, Ghana

Every three years, the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) convenes a continental gathering of its stakeholders. The purpose of the event is to create an open space for networking and exchanging knowledge. At the end of the week, FARA’s General Assembly will also meet to ratify major decisions on the future of FARA.

The event is a high-level forum for key decision makers within and outside Africa: ministers, agribusiness leaders, agricultural scientists and key figures in civil society and farmers’ organizations.

The theme of the event is Africa feeding Africa through agricultural science and innovation. It will include sessions on education and human resource development, innovations to improve productivity and resilience, moving from competition to collaboration, and innovative financing and investment in agriculture.

The program includes:

15-16 July: Open space to host discussions on topical issues
17 July: Opening/Ghana Day
18-19 July: Plenary Session
15-20 July: Innovation Market Place
20 July: FARA Business Meeting

Many CGIAR Research and Challenge Programs are planning numerous side events and activities around Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW). In particular the CGIAR will be represented with a booth, showcasing the latest research outputs and activities.

The CGIAR Research Program on maize (MAIZE) will hold a side event entitled “Maize and its role for food security in Africa: challenges and chances”. Held on July 16, this event will address the major challenges to African maize systems and markets, discuss safety food in the value chain and bio fortification.

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For more information:
Web site: http://www.fara-africa.org/scienceweek/

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