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Conference Updates: Increasing Agricultural Productivity & Enhancing Food Security in Africa

October 19, 2011

2011 Annual Conference: Increasing Agricultural Productivity & Enhancing Food Security in Africa: New Challenges and Opportunities, 1-3 November 2011, Addis Ababa.

Conference Program Snapshot

Full Conference Program

ReSAKSS has partnered with IFPRI’s Eastern and Southern Africa Office (ESAO) host a the conference on Increasing Agricultural Productivity & Enhancing Food Security in Africa: New Challenges and Opportunities on 1-3 November 2011 in Addis Ababa. The conference is also in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

Registration for the Conference has ended. Please contact IFPRI-addisababa@cgiar.org to register.

For a greater background and conceptual insights into the conference please view the Concept Note for the International Conference.

The sub-themes are as follows:

  • Science, technology, and innovation in agriculture
  • Rural service provision and access to factors and inputs for production
  • Food reserves, markets, trade, and regional integration
  • Investments, institutions, and policies for supporting agriculture
  • Agriculture, nutrition, and health linkages
  • Agriculture and climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Capacity development for agriculture through education and training
  • Role of agriculture and the rural nonfarm sector in economic growth and national poverty reduction
  • Regional value chains development as a pathway for increased agricultural productivity
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