Agrinatura General Assembly meetings and workshops 2018

  • 27th April 2018
  • by secretary

24-26 April 2018. Stuttgart, Germany. GA 2018 was hosted by Hohenheim Research Center for Gobal Food Security and Ecosystems.

This year Agrinatura celebrated its 30th anniversary. It took the opportunity to reflect on the  organisation’s past and shape its future. Steadily growing, Agrinatura continues to be an active and international network promoting scientific excellence in agricultural research and training programs in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Focusing on the role of innovation in academic research from UniLisbon Prof Luis Mira da Silva, President of @INOVISA addressed the audience.

Emerging issues in agricultural research for development were the focus of the General Assembly also in 2018. All members, partners and friends from academia, policy, the private sector, and civil society were welcome to participate in the Agrinatura meeting and to discuss the way forward towards a sustainable transformation of agricultural research.

Jessica Fanzo from the the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition @UN_CFS gave a talk on the links and gaps between Science and Policy when it comes to Nutrition and Food Systems.

“Africa needs to make greater use of science, technology & innovation to accelerate development” said Dr. Moses Osiru, Dep. Executive Secretary from Regional Universities Forum f Capacity Building in Agriculture (#RUFORUM)

Extract of the Program Agrinatura 2018

24/04: Innovation Partnerships in Africa and in Europe: experiences from CDAIS and PAEPARD

26/04: Workshop on the Research and Innovation Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA) between the African Union and the EU – The Role of Universities.