The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development

Juncker’s full 2018 State of the Union speech

12 September 2018. Annual State of the EU address by President Juncker at the European Parliament To speak of the future, one must speak of Africa – Europe’s twin continent. Africa is the future: By 2050, Africa’s population will number 2.5 billion. One in four people on earth will be African. We need to invest more […]

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Tropentag 2018: Linking African Diaspora Agro Food Entrepreneurs to Research and SMEs

16 September 2018. Gent, Belgium. Tropentag 2018 Workshop number 5.African Diaspora entrepreneurship is an overlooked opportunity for a sustainable input in the development discourse and policy making too. For years the focus has been on the remittances from African Diasporas, as a constant source of economic empowerment and development in many African communities. Now a […]

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Social entrepreneurship support

10 September 2018. UNITAR and Wageningen University-Environmental Sciences signed a Memorandum of Partnership to strengthen the cooperation on the SES4Food Program. Mr Nikhil Seth, Executive Director of UNITAR visited the Netherlands and signed the MOU in Hotel des Indes together with Machteld Roos of the WUR. A very important milestone in the development of the […]

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The new USAID Feed the Future Learning Agenda

12 September 2018. Washington, DC. As part of Feed the Future Week 2018, the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) hosted a public meeting and via live-stream on the new Feed the Future Learning Agenda.  Content from the Meeting, including links to the video recordings, slides, and minutes, will be uploaded on the BIFAD Documents page. The new Learning […]

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Enhancing training and research mobility for novel crops breeding in Africa

8 September 2018. Third Call for applications Mobreed DEADLINE October 05th 2018 Applications invited for MSc and Academic / Administrative Staff exchange in Orphan Crops breeding MoBreed (Mobility for Breeders in Africa) is an initiative of five public universities from three African regions and one university in Europe to advance knowledge on useful crops of Africa […]

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Rice Value Chain Compact of AfDB-funded TAAT

6-7 September 2018. M’bé near Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire. The Rice Value Chain Compact of the African Development Bank (AfDB)-funded “Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT)” initiative was officially launched at the AfricaRice Research Station. The TAAT Rice Value Chain Compact will contribute to the AfDB ‘Feed Africa’ initiative through enhanced deployment of impactful technologies, innovations and […]

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