Blog posts related to ARD activities in November 2017

  • 30th November 2017
  • by secretary
Please find hereunder the blog posts related to ARD activities in November 2017. To view the whole blog instead of separate postings click on 
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1.       5th EU-Africa Summit + video
29-30 November 2017. Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The central theme for the Summit is ‘Youth’, which has become a key priority for Europe as well as Africa, in a context of African demographic trends creating major challenges for young people in terms of migration, security and employment.
29 November 2017. Sofia, Bulgaria.
28 November 2017. As part of the dissemination of principles, practices and methods for postharvest management through online channels, AFAAS together with its partners AGRIDEA, Helvetas and FANRPAN are conducting a series of webinars on postharvest management.
27 November-5 December 2017.  Since 2009, the BioFISA partnership, established between the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in South Africa and the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA), has supported the Southern African Partnership programme to strengthen the NEPAD/SANBio Network.
April 2017. 25 pages. The Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO), Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the German International Development Agency (GIZ) commissioned this common reference document
24-25 November 2017. Ibadan. This IITA conference was part of the IITA R4D (Research for Development) Week, during which IITA scientists from all over Africa congregated
The report presents insights for conservation funders, but is also highly relevant for conservation practitioners.
Myxomycetes were collected in Austria from maize plants in 2015 and 2016 at the end of the growth season.
23-25 November 2017. Brussels. Meise Botanical Gardens. Stakeholder meeting of the BigPicNic consortium. The Face behind the Food shows portraits of Belgians of African origin.
24 November 2017. The Trust Fund for Africa is worth over €3.2 billion – with over €2.9 billion from the European Development Fund and other EU financial instruments, and €260.5 million from EU Member States and other partners.
22 – 24 November 2017. ABIDJAN (COTE D’IVOIRE). The USAID/West Africa Regional Mission supports the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to advance their vision to create an economic union and common market.
23 November 2017. DevCo Infopoint.
22 November 2017. AGRA Webinar
21 November 2017. This webinar was co-organized by the GFAR (Global Forum for Agricultural Research and Innovation) and GLF (Global Landscapes Forum). It is part of the GLF Digital Summits series.
22-24 November 2017. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. AU Conference Centre.
20-24 November 2017. Dakar. The colloquium explored jointly the alternatives around which breeders, research, public organizations and policy makers could guide their future actions.
18.   Afri-Veg Forum 2017 PAEPARD participation
20 – 22 November 2017. Cotonou, Benin. The main objective of the conference was to bring together a global community of stakeholders (the academia, NGO, donor agencies, and industry) working on issues related to African indigenous vegetable to drive the process of promoting entrepreneurial development in the vegetable sector.
20 – 22 November 2017. Cape Town. Over 100 meetings have been scheduled by the matchmaking team, ensuing attendees make the most of their time at the event and get dedicated time with potential clients and partners.
20.   GID-FastDev pour l’agriculture 2017 PAEPARD participation
20-21 Novembre 2017. Abidjan. Les métiers de l’agriculture ouvrent des perspectives d’avenir ; il est impératif de donner envie et espoir aux jeunes africains de s’y installer.
20 November 2017. Brussels. The European Parliamentary Alliance on the Fight Against Hunger brought together Members of the European Parliament as well as high-level representatives of the UN and leading international organisations to discuss long-term solutions geared towards achieving Zero Hunger.
16 November 2017. Bonn. This side event at the COP explored the findings from Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL),
15-17 November 2017. Brussels. This year’s edition was also enriched with the OK-Net Arable Final Conference where the best practices to improve yields in organic farming were presented and followed by a discussion on knowledge exchange and innovation support in organic farming.
15-17 November 2017. Johannesburg. This three-day conference had six topical sessions from strategic information on the world and continental dairy industry outlook, trends, future projections, practices, opportunities and challenges to policy issues impacting on dairy industry development, trade and competitiveness and sustainability, and technical issues of interest to players along the value chain.
13 – 24 November 2017. Ibadan, Nigeria. ICRA course
16-17 November 2017. Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The Africa regional symposium was an opportunity to present the third edition of FAO Regional Overview on Food Security and Nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa.
14 November 2017. The Guardian. Converting land from conventional agriculture to organic production could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the run-off of excess nitrogen from fertilizers, and cut pesticide use.
16 November 2017. RIC4REC has innovated to benefit Malian producers regarding increasing mobile phone adoption to provide weather and climate information to farmers.
14-17 November 2017. Addis Ababa. This second Conference on Land Policy in Africa was hosted by the Land Policy Initiative (LPI), which is a joint initiative of the African Union Commission, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, and the African Development Bank.
14-17 November 2017. Brussels.
14 November 2017. Kampala. The Ugandan Government in partnership with SNV Netherlands Development Organization, have decided to rollout a new approach called the Public-Private Producer Partnership (4Ps) programme.
14 November 2017. This paper assesses the climate smart agricultural practices triggered by learning videos on integrated striga management, soil fertility and cost-benefit evaluation practices.
10 November 2017, Rome.  online Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook – Second Edition 2017
10 November 2017. Pig value chain development project in UgandaPig production is a major and increasing source of livelihoods for more than 1.1 million households in Uganda,
9 November 2017. Brussels. This Infopoint Lunch conference was organised at DG DevCo Pastoralism and conflict resolution in Eastern Africa
8–9 November 2017. Brussels, Belgium. The 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP). One of the partners of the AGM is up4change, an NGO with the mission to bring new educational opportunities with multimedia e-learning programs to illiterate communities around the world.
8–9 November 2017. Brussels, Belgium. The 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP) was organised by VSF-Belgium.
7 November 2017. Brussels, European Parliament. Smallholder dairy development in Africa with a particular focus on pastoralist systems.
7 November 2017. A randomized controlled trial (RCT) led by the University of Georgia, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and University for Development Studies in Ghana, found that providing farmers with training on recommended practices led many to adopt them
7 November 2017. Utrecht. 2SCALE shared five years of experience in agribusiness.
6 November 2017. Brussels. How smallholder farmers feed the world. Which financial challenges to overcome?
3 November 2017. This video shows how one farmer in Mwanza district Malawi named Lester Mpinda Chizumeni managed to organise his fellow farmers and started growing chili for the first time as a commercial crop after watching Access Agriculture farmer to farmer video.
On October 31, 2017, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) hosted the Compact2025 Forum in Lilongwe
2 November 2017. USAID LandLinks, along with Agrilinks, Microlinks, and a panel of experts, hosted an interactive online discussion on the Business Case for Land Rights
2 November 2017. Rome. A first atlas to offer a better understanding of complex rural migration patterns in sub-Saharan Africa has been published.
24 October 2017. TAPipedia is a global information system to enhance knowledge sharing in support of developing capacities for agricultural innovation, established with support of the EU-funded project Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation System (CDAIS).
October 2017. Number of Pages: 56
47.   ARD funding opportunities PAEPARD activity
17 October 2017. Researchers from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and partners successfully developed aflatoxin-free peanuts

The government of Malawi, through the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, has produced a video documentary to sensitize the public on the causes, risks, prevention and control of aflatoxins.

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