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Sustainable intensification: A New Paradigm for African Agriculture – Experiences of Smallholder Farmers

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  • EGOCREANET Paolo Manzelli, Dr. at pensionato INVITATION: Title of the conference open to the public :
    “NOURISH AFRICA: FUTURE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE INNOVATION”
    Goals
    - Finding innovation pathways for Ecological Agriculture and drop down food insecurity
    - Horizon 2020 new challenges & opportunities between Europe and Africa
    Themes :
    -Strengthening capacity building's alliances for transforming Agro food productivity .
    - Developing criteria and capacity for modernizing agriculture
    -Building competency networks in modernizing agro-food to overcome hunger and malnutrition
    --Growing resilience between Agriculture -Nutrition and Health within a gender approach.
    -Advancing in bio-green economy and blu-ocean innovation priorities in Africa
    --------------------------
    The Nutra Africa Conference will attend ; project's partners and stakeholders, and representatives of Regional. National or International ,organizations, researches policy makers, jounalists, and SME's of other members of private business sectors.
    Languages of the conference : both Italian and English without translation
    The public conference is open and without any fee.
    MACRO-PROGRAM
    • Premeeting H. 16.00-18.00 2014-April 10 afternoon:
    • private project’s “consensus meeting”, restricted to invited project's partners and stakeholders. Theme: Finalizing the NUTRA-AFRICA proposal on the call “Horizon 2020 - SFS.6.2014: Sustainable intensification pathways of agro-food systems in Africa. This partners’meeting will be held c/ o Regione Toscana VENUE: HALL Barbarossa - Palazzo Cerretani - I FLAT - Piazza dell'Unità 1 –Firenze (very near to the centralstation of SMN-in Florence)

    • 9.00-13.30 2014/April 11 , morning: public conference, opened to all interested: representatives of Regional, National and International organizations, researches policy makers, journalists, SMEs or other members of private business sectors.
    PRELIMINARY PROGRAM :
    NUTRA AFRICA (NOURISH AFRICA) PUBLIC CONFERENCE 11th March 2014 : FIRENZE (IT) c/O Auditorium ECRF. ORGANIZED by EGOCREANET. Preliminary program :

    9.00- 9.15 Welcome od Authorities . Prof. Marco Bellandi – Prorettore Trasferimento Tecnologico e Presidente IUF –UNIFI.
    9.15-9.30 : Introdution of the Conference : Paolo Manzelli , President of EGOCREANET : ' Schifting paradigm of Agro-food Innovation in Africa'. (*)

    9.30 -10.00 OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE dr Raffalele de Lutio Ministry of Foreing Affairs V.Director of a DGMO 13 , Mondialization of MFA for Africa .Concept Paper on SUPPORTING THE AGRI-FOOD SECTOR IN AFRICAN SUBSAHARAN. Seehttp://www.esteri.it/.../Concept_paper_Agric_SSA_final...
    10.00-10.20 Prof Marco Bindi : Agriculture UNIV. Fitrenze :The role of climate change on the agricultural development of African countries: impacts and adaptation strategies'10.20-10.40 - Leonardo Cannizzaro National Council of Research : 'Advancing in blu-ocean innovation priorities in Africa'. 10.40-11.00- Prof Bruno Biavati -Agriculture Dpt. Univ.of Bologna: 'Development of knowledge about fermented foods used in Africa.'11.00-11.20- Prof Mario Tredici , Agriculture University of Florence , “'Microalgae: a novel source of high-quality food ingredients to combat malnutrition in Africa'11.20-11.40 Roland Poms - ICC ( International . Crops Corporation _ Austria ) CCI partnership for Africa Agriculture innovation 11.40-12.00 , David Alejandro Solano Grima, - Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia (ES) and National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) “The contribution of sustainable forestry and agroforestry to food security”,12.00-12.20 - R. C. Gatti, A.Bombelli, CMCC - IAFENT, Viterbo : “CMCC research activites in Africa”; 12.20-12.40 –Mauro Perini .Water Right Foundation 'Towards expo 2015: knowin water to nourish the planet ' ; 12.40 13.00 Roberto Negri : NGO VISIS President : 'Visis, by volunteering a witness from Africa'
    12.40 -13.00 -Closing lecture :Prof. Donato Romano . Faculty Of Economy University of Florence.'The development of agriculture as a contribution to food and nutrition security in Sub-Saharan Africa'
    13.00 -13.30 -EFB Consultant Presentation : 'Europe for Business: our role in the project'

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