February PAEPARD blog posts

  • 04th March 2018
  • by secretary

Blog posts related to ARD activities in February 2018
2 March 2018. Brussels. African Diaspora Projects Initiative 2018 call for projects.
2.       Sourcing while respecting biodiversity new resources ****
1st March 2018. Brussels. Mainstreaming of effective biodiversity protection in the agri-food sector is a necessity. Biodiversity is an essential component of a transition towards sustainable food systems, and should be discussed with food companies and stakeholders and supported by Governments and Institutions.
28 February 2018. Déterminants de la diffusion des technologies en milieu rural avec les vidéos: cas des bonnes pratiques de transformation de soja en fromages au Bénin.
28 February 2018. Gent.
28 February 2018. Webinar
6.       Mycotoxin Analysis: A Focus on Rapid Methods new resource ***
56 pages. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) collaborated with the African Union Commission (AUC) to make this publication available. Proper detection is the basis to deal with mycotoxins including aflatoxins which are invisible poisons.
22 and 28 February 2018. GFAR webinars
22-23 February 2018. Arlington, Virginia, US. The Agricultural Outlook Forum is the USDA’s largest annual meeting, attracting as many as 2,000 attendees from the U.S. and abroad.
22 February 2018. Harare, Zimbabwe. MYTOX SOUTH dissemination workshop.
15 February 2018.Brussels. DevCo InfoPoint. The European Commission intends to seize all opportunities for promoting nutrition-sensitive food systems.
12.   Write-shop joint IDRC-ACIAR call PAEPARD activity
12 to 16 February 2018. Entebbe, Uganda.
15th February 2018. Abuja, Nigeria.
14 February 2018. Rome. The Farmer Field Schools (FFS) approach is currently implemented in over 90 countries
15.   Innovation and Youth Entrepreneurship in Ivory Coast PAEPARD participation+ video
11 February 2018.  Cairo, Egypt. Third edition of the 2018 Africa STI Forum.
16.   FASO-PRO une startup Burkinabè Chenille de karité PAEPARD participation+ video
11 February 2018.  Cairo, Egypt. Third edition of the 2018 Africa STI Forum.
17.   Third Africa Science, Technology and Innovation Forum PAEPARD participation+ video
10-12 February 2018. Cairo, Egypt. The theme of the third edition of the 2018 Africa STI Forum, co-organized by the African Development Bank and the Egyptian Government,  was “Enhancing the competitiveness of the African private sector and transforming Africa through science, technology and innovation”. In the blog post you will find the MINISTERIAL DECLARATION  (6 pages) and a PAEPARD video interview with  Prof. Hany El Shemy, Co-Chair, EU- AU High level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) on Science, Technology and Innovation which is embedded in the blog post.
7- 9 February 2018. Berlin. Fruit Logistica
14-17 February 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany. Biofach-Vivaness
8 February 2018. Outcome report of the FOOD 2030 conference. 60 pages
7 February 2018. Brussels. Infopoint Lunchtime conference.
5-6 February 2018. Abu Dhabi.  GFIA 2018 
22.   ARD funding opportunities PAEPARD activity
This EASAC report combines analysis of the current status in Europe with exploration of ways forward. Funders who support agriculture and nutrition research need to focus much more of their resources on food intake and on diets. The era of commodity research aimed at feeding a starving world is over; a new era has begun that requires us to nourish all consumers globally in ways that can be sustained environmentally, economically and culturally.
Upscaling of sustainable-intensification systems such as conservation agriculture, which has shown great capacity to increase farm productivity and climate-resilience while reducing environmental degradation, has yet seen limited uptake in sub-Saharan Africa
27 January 2018. African Heads of State gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the 30th African Union Summit to discuss issues vital to the continent’s progress and prospect.
24 January 2018. Brussels
Ajayi M.T, Fatunbi AO and Akinbamijo O. O (2018). Strategies for ScalingAgricultural Technologies in Africa. Forum for Agricultural Research inAfrica (FARA), Accra Ghana
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