The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development

Farming: a cornerstone of Angola’s economic diversification

3 July 2017. In the Seventies, Angola was one of Africa’s leading farming nations. But years of civil war took its toll on the sector which only represents 10% of the country’s GDP today. Since the end of conflict fifteen years ago, a major effort has been made to boost agriculture – a vital necessity when […]

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Delegates visit Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

5 July 2017. Coimbatore. India. An eight-member team from African nations visited Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) to explore areas of collaboration in agriculture and research. At a meeting held at the TNAU campus, delegates from Mali, Seychelles, Uganda, Ethiopia and Botswana spoke about the importance of agriculture in making nations self-sufficient in food production and […]

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Nestlé S.A.: Planting Seeds for the Future of Food

6-7 July 2017. Lausanne/Vevey, Switzerland. Nestle. As the world’s largest food company, and one that connects farmers to consumers, how can Nestlé help shape the future of food systems? The company hosted an extraordinary gathering of industry and civil society experts. The ‘Planting the Seeds for the Future of Food’ conference brought together farmers, academics, […]

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Transforming Kenyan Agribusiness through innovation

7 July 2017. The World Bank and venture capital firm Nest have announced a call for applications for the AgriTech Challenge 2017 in Kenya. The initiative is the first open innovation program of its kind in Kenya, and it is aimed at connecting promising startups and innovators with one of the region’s leading agribusiness corporates. The […]

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EAT STOCKHOLM FOOD FORUM 2017

12–13 June 2017. Stockholm. The EAT forum gathered 500 of the brightest minds from science, politics, business and civil society. They discussed progress on transforming the food system to solve the interconnected challenges of climate, sustainable development and health. This year’s topics ranged from innovation and biotechnology to the economics of food systems. Exciting speakers […]

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