PAEPARD blog posts of May 2018

  • 31st May 2018
  • by secretary
Please find hereunder the blog posts related to ARD activities in May 2018. 

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30 May -1 June 2018. Pretoria, South Africa. The conference was hosted by the Information Training and Outreach Centre For Africa (ITOCA).
28 May – 1 June 2018. The Hague. The Netherlands. This exchange brought Food and Nutrition Security policy staff and Agricultural Councillors from Dutch Embassies and UN Permanent Representations, and from the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague together to facilitate knowledge exchange, learning and co-creation.
29-31 May 2018. Belfast. The Summit featured a number of high level strategic presentations on key issues by internationally recognised leaders.
29-30 May 2018. Paris. This event targeted five aspects of our common challenges to solve, and for which new initiatives across the European food system must be taken.
5.       EU Food and Farming Forum + video
29-30 May 2018. Brussels. Since 2016, The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) has been undertaking a collaborative process of research and reflection to identify what tools would be required to deliver sustainable food systems in Europe.
6.       Renforcement des capacités aux fins de la recherche agricole new resource ** PAEPARD publication
29 May 2018. Renforcement des capacités aux fins de la recherche agricole pour le développement. PAEPARD Policy brief nr.7. May 2018. 5 pages.
28 May 2018. Busia has become the first of Kenya’s 47 counties to endorse a Biodiversity Conservation Policy.
Deadline for letters of intent: 08 June 2018
25 May 2018. KORE – Knowledge Resilience – is a knowledge sharing platform to support building resilience to food insecurity and malnutrition in the face of shocks and stresses.
24 May 2018. The Applied Research Fund project “Strengthening Agribusiness Ethics, Quality standards and ICT Usage in Uganda’s Value Chains (AGRI-QUEST)” has published a documentary which shows the progress of the project implementation.
24 May 2018. First meeting of the Task Force
23 May 2018. Public Webinar for Q and A: June 5, 2018. Closing Date for Submission of Concept Notes: June 22, 2018
Deadline for submitting information: 30 June 2018.
23 May 2018. Gent. Symposium ‘Network event 2018.
In March 2018, stakeholders identified along the fonio and Bambara groundnut value chains were invited to crop-specific meetings to share back results of the value chain studies and discuss ways forward to overcome challenges for production, marketing and consumption of these crops.
16.   Blockchain for Agriculture and Food new resource **+ video
Wageningen University and Research and TNO. 2017, 40 pages
16 May 2018. Nairobi. Detailed guides on the status of and opportunities for investment in climate-smart agriculture in fourteen African countries have been officially launched by scientists from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) at the African Climate-Smart Agriculture Summit.
Elsevier Crop Protection Volume 112, October 2018, Pages 18–23
IISD welcomed any comments in your preferred format by Friday, May 25.
15-16 May 2018. Nairobi, Kenya. The objective of the Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Summit “Partnerships, Innovations and Financing for Climate Smart Agriculture”
The project InnovAfrica  (2017-2021) will test, integrate, and disseminate potential sustainable agriculture intensification systems
The research proposal MycoSafe-South, the “European–African partnership for safe and efficient use of mycotoxin-mitigation strategies in sub-Saharan Africa” has been approved by the selection committee of LEAP-Agri.
11 May 2018. Cotonou, Benin. The Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa
Rather than adopt a general description of trends, this research focuses on concrete case studies from six major cities across the central, western, and eastern regions of the African continent (Douala, Lagos City, Dar-es-Salaam, Accra, Addis Ababa and Mombasa).
12 projects were selected for funding. These projects will start their work in 2018.
Wageningen Economic Research, Report 56 pp
Technical Brief. Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy Food Safety Working Group. Whilst there are many promising approaches to managing food safety in LMICs, few have demonstrated sustainable impact at scale.
9 May 2018. USAID Feed the Future Webinar.
8-10 May 2018: The Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) discussed ways to improve financial services used by migrants and diaspora communities, and to maximize the development impact of migrants’ remittances in the Asia-Pacific region
8-10 May 2018. Lusaka, Zambia. The 10th ICT4D Conference brought together public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community.
8 au 10 Mai 2018 à Dakar (Sénégal). L’objectif général de l’atelier régional est de contribuer à la transformation de l’agriculture Ouest africaine par l’identification de réponses paysannes pertinentes concernant le problème de l’emploi des jeunes ruraux
8 May 2018. Webinar.
7-8 May 2018. US. The priorities for the first projects funded by the program.
4 May 2018.
In 2017, the Farmer-Led Innovators Association of Kenya (FALIA) worked together with the 20 promising innovations addressing a range of issues from biodiversity preservation and economic empowerment to gender equality and improved food security.
19 April 2018. Prof. Prabhu Pingali of Cornell University talks from the field about the urgent need for a transition from a focus on staple grains to agricultural systems that promote diversity, health and nutrition as well as profitability for smallholder farmers.
11 April 2018. The second round for proposals of the Drivers of Food Choice Competitive Grants Program announced 7 new grant recipients.
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