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September 2017

AGRF 2017: Accelerating Africa’s Path to Prosperity

September 4 - September 8
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire + Google Map

Training of Trainers on ‘Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sweetotato’

September 11 - September 22
Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), ARMTI, PMB 1343, Nigeria
Ilorin, Kwara Nigeria
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ARMTI announces the 2017 run of the gender-sensitive training of trainers (ToT) course. The course aims at increasing investment in the orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) to combat vitamin A deficiency among children and women of reproductive age. ARMTI also seeks to build the capacity of public sector Extension and Non-Governmental Organizational personnel to effectively implement initiatives aimed at promoting the dissemination and appropriate use of Vitamin A-rich OFSP in the sweetpotato value chain.

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The 8th Annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Meeting

September 24 - September 29
Ramada Resort, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic Of + Google Map

The 8th Annual Sweetpotato for Profit and Health Initiative (SPHI) Meeting will be held from 24th through 27th September 2017 at the Ramada Resort in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, followed by a field trip to the Morogoro area 27-29th September.  The theme of this year’s meeting is Building Resilient Food Systems with Sweetpotato. Read more on the meeting here Previous annual SPHI meetings have attracted competitive contests for participants. This year was no different with a variety of contests that attract lucrative: Scientific Excellence and Innovation in…

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October 2017

Symposium on Climate Change and Droughts Resilience in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

October 16 - October 18
Strathmore University, Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya + Google Map

Drought ranks quite highly in terms of weather-related economic impacts, with annual losses nearing US$ 90 billion per year.  Apart from their direct economic impacts, droughts can threaten drinking water supplies and ecosystems, damage agriculture in a significant way, and contribute to increased food prices. In addition, crop failures, which are occurring more frequently as a result of extended droughts, pose a direct threat to the livelihood of millions of people across Africa. With the intensification of climate change, dry…

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