International Conference on Agribusiness

  • 25th November 2016
  • by secretary

20-24 November 2016. The Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mauritius hosted an International Conference on Agribusiness in collaboration with the AFMA (Africa Farm Management Association) from  under the main theme “Sustainable Agricultural Development: Innovation Systems Approach for Agricultural Transformation in Africa”.

Participants were Farm Managers, Scientists, Policymakers and Practitioners in agribusiness and related fields across Africa, America and Europe to exchange information on the development of African agribusiness. 

The sub themes were:

  1. Sustainable Agriculture and organic farming
  2. Food Safety, Food Security and Nutrition
  3. Agribusiness and Farm Management
  4. ICT in Agriculture and Agricultural Innovation Systems
  5. Biotechnology and Technology Development
  6. Climate change and Climate Smart Agriculture
  7. Market Development for increased production and Agricultural trade policies

Extract of the programme:

  • Identifying consumer buying preferences of beef in South Africa: Christo Bisschoff
  • Framework for a voluntary beef traceability system for South Africa on-farm and feedlot: Petronella Calitz
  • Indicator based sustainability assessment of the smallholder cattle production system in South
  • Africa: Tawanda Marandure
  • Technical efficiency of food and drink manufacturig firms in Lagos and Ogun States of Nigeria: Funke Olagunju
  • Agricultural Value chain Financing and small scale famers in Nigeria: The prerequisites: Grace Evbuomwan
  • Innovation in Agricultural Education and Training (AET): integrating Work-integrated Experiential
  • Learning (WIL) into Agricultural Management education at university level: Johan Jordaan
  • Access and Use of information in Dairy: A Case Study of Meru and Uasin Gishu Counties, Kenya:
  • Stella Makokha
  • Factors affecting small-scale farmers’ choice of and Willingness-to-Pay for improved maize
  • seed varieties in Homa-Bay and Kisumu Counties, Western Kenya: Philip Nyangweso