PROIntensAfrica final seminar

  • 13th March 2017
  • by secretary

13 – 15 March 2017. Effective and Efficient Research and Innovation Partnerships Seminar for research and policy. The final seminar also includes internal project meetings.

On Tuesday 14 March the initiative organises a seminar for policy and research to discuss how to mobilize expertise and resources for efficient and effective research and innovation partnerships to realize food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture in Africa and Europe.

The seminar, titled “PROIntensAfrica seminar for research and policy on Effective and Efficient Research and Innovation Partnerships” will address, among others, the various aspects of the future partnership, alignment with ongoing developments, aligning new partners and the transition to formalised partnership. More information can be found in the Seminar Concept note.

See here the “Effective and Efficient Research and Innovation Partnerships Seminar” draft programme.

Presentation of the TAAT programme:
The TAAT program is a critical strategy for transforming agriculture on the continent that would ensure that Africa is able to feed itself through agriculture. The goal of the TAAT Program includes eliminating extreme poverty, ending hunger and malnutrition, achieving food sufficiency, and turning Africa into a net food exporter as well as setting Africa in step with global commodity and agricultural value chains.

To carry out these objectives, the African Development Bank (AfDB), working with IITA and other partners, has identified eight priority agricultural value chains relating to rice sufficiency, cassava intensification, Sahelian food security, savannas as breadbaskets, restoring tree plantations, expanding horticulture, increasing wheat production, and expanded fish farming.

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the CGIAR Consortium and 12 of its 15 international agricultural centers active in Africa support this initiative by the Bank and the co-sponsors to revitalize and transform agriculture through the TAAT program within the shortest possible time while restoring degraded land and maintaining or strengthening the ecosystems that underpin agriculture.