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Actualités et évènements

Pitch AgriHack bootcamp and pitching event

Sunday, 03 September 2017 - Friday, 08 September 2017

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN), Agribusiness TV, ProHaus Group (USA) and innovation spaces including Orange Fab (Côte d'Ivoire), Wennovation (Nigeria), EcoHub (Togo), Etrilabs (Benin), Suguba (Mali), CTIC Dakar (Senegal), CIPMEN (Niger), Woelab (Togo) and Jokkolab (Afrique), is launching the Pitch AgriHack West Africa 2017, in the framework of its AgriHack Talent Programme. This edition follows the successful organisation of the pilot edition Pitch AgriHack 2016.

Pitch AgriHack West Africa 2017 is open for young ICT start-ups from the West African region offering services to the agriculture sector. The entrepreneurs should be owners of an already developed e-agriculture/ICT4Ag application or platform. The final and announcement of winners at the Pitch AgriHack 2017 event.

Africa Green Revolution Forum 2017

Monday, 04 September 2017 - Saturday, 09 September 2017
Abidjan, Lagunes Region, Côte d'Ivoire

Accelerating Africa’s Path to Prosperity: Growing Inclusive Economies and Jobs through Agriculture

Today, across Africa, big things are happening for the millions of small family farms that are Africa’s main source of food, employment, and income. Over the last decade, we have laid the foundations for a renaissance in Africa’s agriculture, one powered by the enormous progress increasingly evident in farmers who are gaining more options in the seeds they plant, in the fertilisers they use, and in the markets available to purchase their produce. So far, it’s just a glimpse of success. But it offers an inspiring new vision of a future Africa in which farming as a struggle to survive gives way to farming as a business that thrives. This future can be our reality if all of us — farmers, businesses, governments, donors and civil society organisations — are willing to act now and seize the moment because the time is ripe for African agriculture.

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Past Events

ICAO Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Symposium - Africa and Indian Ocean (RPAS AFI 2017)

Monday, 17 July 2017 - Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, NG

The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Symposium with the theme Remotely piloted aviation in Africa: sharing experiences and challenges will be held from 17 to 18 July 2017 at the Abuja Sheraton Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. The event, hosted by the Government of Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Transportation (Aviation Sector), will provide a unique opportunity for States, international organizations and stakeholders to share experiences in addressing RPAS operations across the African continent and Indian Ocean focusing on challenges to be overcome and benefits to be obtained, identifying how existing rules need to evolve to facilitate entrance of the RPAS community into the civil aviation system, examining alignment between ongoing RPAS development and supporting regulatory provisions.

Open Data for Sustainable Development in Africa

Sunday, 16 July 2017 - Saturday, 22 July 2017
Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana

The 2017 Africa Open Data Conference in Accra, Ghana is set to attract over 600 delegates drawn from all over Africa and the world at large. This auspicious event will push the leadership role of the private sector in supplying, using, and demanding open data; bring together brilliant innovators and visionaries to grow their networks, hone their success, and connect with sources of support; and introduce investors and donors to an expanding sector that seeks and supplies open data to achieve development goals in Africa and across the globe: Gender, Health, Energy, Extractives, Education, Economic Growth, Agriculture & Nutrition, SDGs.

Geo4Africa summit 2017: Decision Support System for Small-scale Farmers – the Case of MUIIS Uganda

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

MUIIS is an innovative project being implemented by CTA with six other partners in Uganda for a duration of 3 years. It delivers timely bundled service of weather information, agronomic tips and index-based drought insurance to maize, soya bean and sesame farmers across the country to make informed decisions. It utilises both geodata (satellite) and ground data (local weather stations, farmer profiles, crop calendars, etc.) as the main source of content for the service. It leverages the power of a network of about 200 MUIIS Service Agents (MSAs), a team of agronomists, and a mobile communication platform to reach over 350,000 farmers within the period. 

The session introduces the MUIIS initiative, the principles behind the design of such a system, the progress on the field, the business model, and the potentials for collaboration to ensure sustainability.

2017 Geo4Africa Summit: Drones for Surveying and Agricultural Advisory Services: New Frontiers for Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) – drones equipped with sensors – offer exciting opportunities for increasing efficiency in the management of land, agriculture and forestry. In Africa, the on-demand generation of high-resolution geospatial data using UAS could be a game-changer for more effective and efficient urban and rural planning, including land titling. UAS also have a role to play in the farming, which needs to become more productive, sustainable and profitable. Here, UAS services can help bring some of the benefits of precision farming to medium- and large-scale agricultural enterprises and to clusters of smallholders. This exciting new technology will create new employment opportunities for educated youth in rural areas, reducing migration to the cities.

Inclusiveness and Connectivity Dimensions of EU-ACP Trade and Development Cooperation

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Genève, Genève, Switzerland

CTA is co-organising upon request of the European Commission and the ACP Secretariat a side event in Geneva, on 11th July 2017 from 13.00-14.30 at the WTO Aid For Trade Conference in partnership with the Trade.Com programme and Coleacp and in collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).

This roundtable on “The inclusiveness and connectivity dimensions of EU-ACP Trade and Development Cooperation” will discuss the development and trade opportunities for ACP countries to pursue greater and inclusive ACP-EU Trade and Economic Cooperation; the policy and support interventions required for ACP countries to exploit Intra-ACP Connectivity and Inclusive Trade; the EU priorities in pursuit of Agenda 2030 — Updating the 2007 Joint EU and Member States' Aid for Trade Strategy; and how the European External Investment Plan provides new prospects for an enhanced EU-ACP cooperation.

Geo4Africa Summit 2017

Monday, 10 July 2017 - Friday, 14 July 2017
Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

The Geo4Africa Summit 2017 brings together different practitioners in the field of Geo-Information Systems (GIS) to explore and showcase the relevance of geo tools and applications.

The MUIIS Cooperative Platform

Sunday, 02 July 2017 - Saturday, 08 July 2017
Kawanda, Central Region, Uganda

The “MUIIS Cooperative Platform” aims to gather about 150 leaders and managers of agricultural cooperatives (coops) and farmer organisations (FOs) targeted by the MUIIS project, for a 5 day event at NARO-Kawanda.

The Market-led, User-owned ICT4Ag-enabled Information Service (MUIIS) is a 3 years project striving to promote smallholder agribusiness innovation in Uganda. The project is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) through the G4AW Facility of Netherlands Space Office (NSO). It is being implemented by a consortium of partners including EARS (Earth Environment Monitoring), eLEAF Competence Center, The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF), and Mercy Corps, with the leadership of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA). In addition, the consortium partners work closely with five other implementing agencies: the Ugandan Cooperative Alliance (UCA), the Ugandan National Farmers Federation (UNFFE), the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), Agricultural Insurance Consortium (AIC) and Ensibuuko Technologies.

Making Sustainable Agriculture a Future for Youth in Africa

Sunday, 02 July 2017 - Sunday, 02 July 2017
Roma, Lazio, Italy

Ministers of Agriculture from the African Union and the European Union are invited to participate at the Ministerial Conference Making Sustainable Agriculture a Future for Youth in Africa. Considering the key role of agricultural development for structural transformation in Africa, the aim of the conference is to build up political engagement ahead of the Africa-EU Summit on a common vision on how to generate sustainable, inclusive jobs for African youth in the agri-food sector and rural economy.

Agribusiness Investors Forum for Africa

Saturday, 01 July 2017 - Saturday, 01 July 2017
Rome, Lazio, Italy

The European Commission is organising a high-level Investors Forum, bringing together key players in agriculture investment decisions in Africa. The Forum is part of the effort to promote private investment in African agriculture. The role of agriculture as a lever for development and poverty alleviation is widely acknowledged and reflected in many development programmes. Greater investment by the private sector is equally essential for sustainable agricultural growth in Africa over the coming years.

Smart Farming Conference: The digital revolution in farming

Thursday, 29 June 2017 - Thursday, 29 June 2017
Venlo, Limburg, Netherlands

After mechanisation, the introduction of mineral fertiliser and the industrialisation of production processes, connectivity and data management are now set to unleash the next revolution in the history of farming, smart farming. Precision agriculture has been an evolving reality for some time, but It has now reached a point where it is not only possible to collect vast quantities of data, but also to control different pieces of equipment or monitor individual animals, the Internet of Things. A growing number of farmers are starting to adopt digital technology and data-driven innovations.

What new business models will be successful, and will new players disrupt the traditional farming landscape? How to deal with change (from traditional farmer to smart farmer)? How to identify and develop innovative methods for sustainable food production? The conference will answer this kind of questions.

30ème Réunion du Conseil d'Administration du CTA

Thursday, 29 June 2017 - Friday, 30 June 2017
Wageningen, Gelderland, Netherlands

The 30th CTA Executive Board is meeting at CTA's headquarters in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The meeting is being attended by board members Professor Baba Y. Abubakar, Professor Augusto Manuel Correia, Dr Helena Johansson, Professor Faustin R. Kamuzora, Professor Clement K. Sankat and Professor Frederike Praasterink.

3D Food Printing Conference: The future of 3D Food Printing for professionals and consumers

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 - Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Venlo, Limburg, Netherlands

As with all 3D printing applications and aspects, 3D Food Printing is a huge hype. The 3D printing technology will be fundamental to the way people interact with food in the future. Supermarkets are already testing to 3D print customized cakes, restaurants are offering printed desserts. Some even claim that there will be a 3D food printer in every home in just two years. However, much research is required to change the hype into reality. Which industries will be influenced by the technology? Which food components can be printed in the near future? And which aspects should be taken into account to ensure safety and maintainability of 3D printed food? The 3D Food Printing Conference will answer this kind of questions.

Suva, Fiji: National Roundtable on Promoting Nutritious Food Systems in the Pacific Islands

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 - Friday, 30 June 2017
Suva, Central Division, Fiji

CTA and PIPSO in collaboration with IFAD Regional Office is organising a workshop with inter-connected round tables to present the project, share evidence generated to date, engage with key stakeholders including the private sector and financial institutions, learn lessons, build synergies and gain buy-in for follow-up priority actions that strengthen public-private-producer partnerships to upgrade and or develop priority local value chains that are nutrition and culturally sensitive and contribute to improving incomes and nutrition outcomes.

Diversifying diets and income through innovation in Pacific Agri-food systems
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Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Conference

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium

RPAS 2017 is an international conference addressing RPAS policy & regulatory matters, operational issues, current & future applications, current bottlenecks, technical and performance requirements for civil RPAS (commercial, non-commercial, including governmental non-military), system & subsystem developments, aerial work customer requirements, novel operations, operational experience & lessons learned.

This 19th annual conference is organised within the framework of the European RPAS Roadmap and related ongoing European policy, regulatory, preparatory & awareness creation activities.

Giacomo Rambaldi presents 'Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for Agriculture: New Frontiers for Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa' at RPAS.

Ministerial Conference and 4th Agritec Africa Exhibition

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - Saturday, 17 June 2017
Nairobi City, Nairobi County, Kenya

The conference will focus on “Catalyzing Agricultural Transformation for Inclusive Growth” under the theme “Harnessing the demographic dividend through investment in food and nutrition data.

The conference is a result of a commitment made by Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Mr. Willy Bett at the September 2016 Global Open Data on Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) Summit held at the margins of the UN General Assembly, in New York.

During the Summit the Cabinet Secretary accepted a call by GODAN to champion the principles of collaboration and use of open data for agriculture and nutrition and its support for the Comprehensive Agreement on Agriculture and Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) in Africa.