Conference on traditional crops for a food secure Africa successfully held in Ghana

Traditional crops can play a more prominent role in African countries’ quests for food and nutritional security, agricultural sustainability and adaptation to climate change. Yet, to ensure that research on neglected and underutilized species (NUS) is demand-oriented and that results are better shared and applied, researchers, extension agents, the private sector and farmers must engage >> Read more

“Mainstreaming Livestock Value Chains” Conference – Highlights

The conference on Mainstreaming Livestock Value Chains: Bridging the Research Gap between Household Analysis and Policy Modeling was held in Accra, Ghana on 5-6 November 2013. The main objective of the conference was to address gaps in the design and application of analytical tools for livestock policy and impact analysis. More specifically, the conference aimed >> Read more

August 2013 Agricultural Extension Week

The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) is hosting an Agricultural Extension Week from 5-10 August 2013 in Gaborone, Botswana.  The theme of the event is "Value Chain Approach in Agricultural Development: Coping with New Demands for Agricultural Advisory Services".  Sub-themes of the conference will include ICT, gender, climate change adaptation and mitigation, extension >> Read more

Call for Abstracts

25-27 September 2013 in Accra, Ghana - 3rd International Conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS) for a Food-Secure Africa

CGIAR and FAO Researchers Challenged to Address Global Malnutrition

Contributed by IFPRI and HarvestPlus When researchers from the CGIAR and the FAO gather with stakeholders from around the globe to discuss research priorities for the 21st century in Dublin this week, they will ask: How can public sector research help meet the challenges of food and nutrition security? Despite a decline in the prevalence >> Read more