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Emerging innovations for sustainable dairy developments in East-Africa

13th African Dairy Conference & Exhibition, Johannesburg, South Africa

November 15, 2017

Dairy is one of the fastest growing agricultural sub-sectors in Eastern Africa, making the region the leading milk-producer in Africa. The region is a buzz for innovations in the dairy sector. However, many of these innovations are not shared with industry actors or do not influence the value chain widely. This document presents several innovations in the East African dairy sector that are inspiring examples for further dairy developments in Africa.

From science to action: Promoting climate-smart agriculture

COP23, 6-17 November 2017, Bonn, Germany

November 8, 2017

Recognising that agriculture is not only part of the cause of climate change, but also part of the solution, CTA is supporting three side sessions at the 23rd UN Conferences of the Parties (COP23) negotiations in Bonn, Germany, that will be promoting climate-smart agriculture (CSA) as a way for agriculture to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Agritourism – a driver for rural incomes in Pacific island states

Day 3: New opportunities in the agrotourism sector in the Pacific (workshop)

October 20, 2017

The full potential for agritourism – a combined strategy linking agriculture and tourism – has yet to be tapped in many Pacific countries, according to speakers at a workshop organised during the Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA). Strong growth in tourism offers valuable opportunities for the local industries and rural communities in Pacific Small Island Developing States.

A dynamic future for young agripreneurs

Day 2: Promoting youth agri-entrepreneurship in the Pacific (workshop)

October 19, 2017

Among the numerous topics addressed during the inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture in Port Vila, Vanuatu from October 16-20, the place of young people into agribusiness ventures has caught a lot of attention. A concrete way to bring new incomes in Pacific Island states and to fight youth unemployment and rural exodus. 

Exploring innovations for promoting Pacific agriculture

Introduction to the Pacific Week of Agriculture 2017

October 16, 2017

Regional collaboration, knowledge sharing and partnership are the cornerstones of the inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) being held in Vanuatu this week from the 16-20th October 2017. Regional and international agricultural leaders will explore innovations, discuss challenges and look for ways to protect and expand agriculture in the Pacific.

Promoting Youth Agri-Entrepreneurship in the Pacific

PWA 2017 - High Level Panel Discussion - 17th of October 2017

October 14, 2017

The High-level Panel Discussion on Promoting Youth Agri-Entrepreneurship, in the framework of the 1st Pacific Week of Agriculture, will explore and draw lessons from various initiatives and programmes aimed at advancing youth entrepreneurship in the agri-food sector. It will explore different perspectives and options for increasing youth engagement in agri-enterprise development. 

Promoting Nutritious Food Systems in the Pacific

PWA 2017 - Tuesday, 17th October 2017 (PM) & Wednesday, 18th October 2017 (AM)

October 14, 2017

This interactive PWA side event will be used to build the foundation for fostering shared commitment among actors to joint actions that enhance VC performance and provide sustainable income and growth opportunities for farmers and other value chain actors in the Pacific. More specifically mechanisms for improving coordination and spurring innovation in policy and practice for upgrading Pacific priority value chains will be explored.

East African grain trade

Landmark Summit to reshape African grain trade policy

October 3, 2017

The 7th African Grain Trade Summit (AGTS), a biennial high-level grain industry conference attracting business influencers, policymakers and other critical stakeholders, is to be held from 5-7th October in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The summit is expected to be a landmark event to reshape grain trade policy in Africa.