Blog post of April 2018

  • 04th May 2018
  • by secretary
Please find hereunder the blog posts (in chronological order) related to ARD activities in April 2018. To view the whole blog instead of separate postings click on

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1.       Innovating for the future of farming and rural communities PAEPARD participation + video
2-3 May 2018. Brussels. The EU AgriResearch Conference was dedicated to scientists, farmers, rural communities, industry, advisors, policy-makers, citizens and NGO representatives who wished to learn about EU agriculture and rural Research and Innovation activities
The Common Dissemination Booster (CDB) is a brand-new service from the European Commission which is free of charge and available to all, ongoing or closed, European, National, Regional funded Research & Innovation (R&I) projects (H2020, FP7 or other).
The Data-Driven Bioeconomy project (DataBio) demonstrates the benefits of Big Data technologies in the production of raw materials from agriculture, forestry and fisheries.
25 April 2018. Bouchout Castle, Botanic Garden Meise Belgium. African Diaspora Agro Food Forum 2018.
25 April 2018.Meise/Brussels. The consultation between African Diaspora Agro-entrepreneurs and researchers resulted in a strong recommendation for more research into the domestication of African orphan crops and indigenous medicinal plants and wild fruits for nutritious food and healthcare.
This is a small selection of plants that can be found in the collections of Meise Botanic Garden (Brussels)and that can be considered as African ‘orphan crops’.
25-27 avril 2018.  Université de Parakou, Benin. Première édition des journées Scientifiques des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion de l’Université de Parakou
8.       Agrinatura General Assembly meetings and workshops 2018 PAEPARD participation
24-26 April 2018. Stuttgart, Germany. This year Agrinatura celebrated its 30th anniversary.
25 April 2018.IFAD launched a 1-million-U.S.-dollar project that is aimed at unveiling financial services to the youths involved in agriculture in East Africa.
24 April 2018. This report provides details on maximizing finance for development in agricultural value chains.
24 April 2018. With the competition ‘Sustainable Technology for Africa’ (SusTech4Africa), Entrepreneur Entrepreneurs, VITO, The African Diaspora Projects Initiative and Thomas More want to boost sustainable entrepreneurship in Africa.
The Danish funded Valorizing Green Growth in Africa (VALOR) project created new knowledge on how African origin product (OP) producers can add value to their products by documenting and incorporating territory specific cultural, environmental and social qualities.
The discussion runs from 23 April to 21 May 2018, and emerging issues will be shared during the Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Summit on 15 and 16 May in Nairobi, Kenya.
19-20 April 2018. Berlin, Germany. Around 700 high-ranking representatives from politics, science, civil society and the business sector and from more than 70 countries discussed the latest developments and challenges in the global bioeconomy.
19-20 April 2018. The Hague. One of the objectives of this meeting was to select the final 83 eligible proposals which were submitted under the the LEAP-Agri Call 2017 on ‘African European collaborative research on Sustainable Agriculture and Aquaculture and on Food and Nutrition Security’ (which close 15 June 2017).
18 April 2018. Rome. This policy brief explores opportunities to build much more ambitious and effective links between the public and the private sectors to help improve the food environment, and enable better dietary choices.
AKTZ is a value-added business whose supplier-members consist of an expanding network of women and youth local farmers in rural areas.
OECD, April 2018. 32 pages. The food economy is the biggest employer in West Africa accounting for 66% of total employment.
17 April 2018. This webinar introduced AGRIS (the International System for Agricultural Science and Technology), a global public domain database with more than 9 million structured bibliographical records on agricultural science and technology.
16-20 April 2018.  Entebbe, Uganda.
21.   Diversifood: Cultivating diversity and food quality PAEPARD participation + video
11 April 2019. Brussels. DIVERSIFOOD is a European project aiming at enriching cultivated biodiversity by testing, renewing and promoting underutilized or forgotten crop species.
11 April 2018. Release of the PAEPARD policy brief at the PAEPARD Steering Committee (Malawi,
10 April 2018.Pre- and post-harvest management of the aflatoxin.
10 April 2018. CTA Brussels Development Briefing no. 50
9-12 April 2018. Cape Town South Africa. Experts explored among others the science and technology of how to process Ancient grains into mainstream food and beverage products to bring the nutritional and health-promoting benefits of these climate-friendly grain staples to consumers worldwide.
9-10 April 2018. Copenhagen. This included a presentation on Evaluating the impact of consumption of indigenous fruits and vegetables
27.   Agroecology and Livestock new resource **
FAO, 2018, 16 pages. This brief reviews opportunities and challenges related to livestock’s potential to contribute to agroecological transition.
FAO, 2018, 112 pages
6 April 2018. Deadline for registration: 21 May 2018. The finale will be held during the 2018 edition of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF 2018), organised by AGRA and other partners, in Rwanda in September 2018.
6 April 2018. Rome. The SCAR Strategic Working Groups ARCH, AKIS and Food Systems organised jointly this Workshop
5 April 2018. USAID LandLinks shared findings from the first voluntary Investor Survey on Land Rights
5 April 2018. The ACCF has approximately US $5 million available to allocate to approved projects
5 April 2018. Webinar.
5 April 2018. Delegates of the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) converged on the high-level UN meeting in Rome, Italy, to beat the drum for Agroecology in Africa.
4 April 2018. The articles “The Mycotox Charter: Increasing Awareness of, and Concerted Action for, Minimizing Mycotoxin Exposure Worldwide” + “Scaling-Up the Impact of Aflatoxin Research in Africa. The Role of Social Sciences” have been published in Toxins as part of the Special Issue of the International MYCOKEY Conference (September 2017)
3-5 April 2018. Rome.
3 April 2018. A new peer-reviewed scientific research journal showcasing cutting-edge African research was launched in Kigali + Side event: editors’ forum on growing science and technology reporting in africa (SHEMA)
30 March 2018. Cotonou, Benin.
26-28 March 2018. Kigali. The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) is a platform that connects science, society and policy in Africa and the rest of the world – with the goal to leverage science for human development globally.
26 March 2018. SciDev. Project using Research and Development is changing wheat farming in Africa
17-21 March 2018. Kigali. The AfCFTA aims at providing a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of people and investments.
20 March 2018. Washington D.C. AMEA facilitates the development of the global definition for professional farmer organizations
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