PAEPARD blog posts of September 2018

  • 30th September 2018
  • by secretary

End of September the PAEPARD Dgroups has 9,990 members (+ 85 during this month)
Hereunder are the blog posts related to ARD activities in September 2018 in chronological order

28 September 2018. Brussels. DevCo Infopoint. Mobilising private-sector investment to mitigate climate change in Africa
28 September 2018. New York. The International Forum on Food and Nutrition, was held to promote a dramatic change in the mindset of all stakeholders in a coordinated, unified manner.
27 September 2018. News & Analysis on Food & Beverage Development – Europe Special Edition: Doing food business in Africa
25-27 September 2018.Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
24-26 September, 2018.  Addis Abeba. Workshop African Food Safety Index (AFSI)
26 September 2018. This year Climate Week came on the heels of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, California, US.
25 September 2018. This meeting, called Exploring the Link Between Conflict and Global Hunger, was co-hosted by The Netherlands, the United States, the European Union, Sweden, FAO, IFAD, and WFP.
25 September 2018.Transforming food systems was the focus of an event that aims to “stretch the very fabric” of SDG 2, organized by Kellogg, FReSH and the SDG 2 Advocacy Hub.
25 September 2015. Food System Approaches to the Prevention of Non Communicable Deseaeses
25 September 2018 – Press briefing by Mr. Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development and Mr. José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the FAO
25 September 2018. New York. Financing Sustainable Agriculture: Global Challenges & Opportunity.
A multimedia exhibit on ‘Tech and the end of hunger’ presented by the World Food Programme (WFP), Global Pulse, and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD).
25 September 2018. New York. The OECD, UN Environment and the World Bank Group hosted a high-level discussion on Financing Climate Futures
24 September 2018. IFAD, FAO and GPSDD (Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD)) continued their focus on ending hunger, along with the governments of Kenya, Ghana and Sierra Leone, and the Gates Foundation, hosting an event on ‘Data to end hunger.
23 September 2018. Partnering to Address Acute Food Insecurity.
The spice of life: the fundamental role of diversity on the farm and on the plate
Seth Cook Report/paper, 56 pages
25 September 2018. Webinar.
25 September 2018. Trinidad. Webinar
24-26 September 2018. Cape Town, South Africa.
24 September 2018. New York. The Africa Adaptation Initiative High Level meeting co-hosted by the Africa Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) attracted over 80 High-level representatives from national governments, multilateral institutions, scientific bodies and global climate change bodies such as UNFCCC
24-28 September 2018. Mangochi, Malawi. Sixth International Conference of the PanAfrican Fish and Fisheries Association (paffa). The organisers have received 230 abstracts to be presented by contributors from 37 different countries.
24 September 2018.Dakar.  A farmer from Burkina Faso who popularized an ancient farming technique to reverse desertification is among the winners of Sweden’s “alternative Nobel prize”.
24-26 September 2018. Khartoum Sudan. AICTO and the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) launched the initiative: 1 Inter-Regional Smart Agriculture Forum (ISAF)
24-25 September 2018. Nairobi.
23 September 2018. Ghent, Belgium
20-21 September, 2018, Nairobi-Kenya.
20 September 2018.Washington, DC. Embassy of France. BOOK TALK: Serge Michailof: Africanistan, Development or Jihad.
19-21 September 2018.Uppsala, Sweden. Engaging Africa Diaspora in Knowledge Transfer through Networking.
19 September 2018. Webinar.
16-19 September 2018. Gent, Belgium. Tropentag 2018. Poster presentation: South-South Learning to Advance Cavy Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa.
18 September 2018. Gent, Belgium. Tropentag. Video interview with Yann E. Madode – with his CIRAD partner Aurelien Briffaz of the ICOWPEA project (Increasing Cowpea value chain sustainability in West Africa through product and process innovation)
19 September 2018.Brussels. The latest Brussels Development Briefing
18 September 2018. Gent. In June 2016 The German Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and The Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) launch a call on: “Innovative approaches of food processing in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia to improve nutrition and to reduce food losses in quality and quantity”
19 September 2018. Gent, Belgium. Tropentag 2018. Interview with keynote speaker Dr. Namukolo Covic, coordinator A4NH in Ethiopia.
36.   Tropentag 2018+ video PAEPARD participation
16-19 September 2018. Gent, Belgium. Tropentag is an annual interdisciplinary conference on research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, natural resource management and rural development
16 September 2018. Gent, Belgium. Tropentag 2018 Workshop number 5.
12 September 2018. To speak of the future, one must speak of Africa – Europe’s twin continent.
12 September 2018. Washington, DC. As part of Feed the Future Week 2018, the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) hosted a public meeting and via live-stream on the new Feed the Future Learning Agenda.
10 September 2018. UNITAR and Wageningen University-Environmental Sciences signed a Memorandum of Partnership to strengthen the cooperation on the SES4Food Program.
8 September 2018. Third Call for applications
6-7 September 2018. M’bé near Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire. The Rice Value Chain Compact of the African Development Bank (AfDB)-funded “Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT)” initiative was officially launched at the AfricaRice Research Station.
43.   Fertilizing innovations + video
The Tanzania Inventors and Techno-Thinkers Consortium is a non-profit organization responsible for seeking bright inventive or innovative ideas
5 – 8 September 2018. Kigali, Rwanda.
5 September 2018.
5 – 6 September 2018. University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.
29 August 2018. Bioversity International collaborates with Biovision to encourage farming families in the Vihiga District of Kenya to grow a wider range of vegetables, boosting their health and self-confidence and opening up opportunities to earn money, while in turn conserving biodiversity.

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