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Recap and Profile of Day 5_ Biennial Conference 2012


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  • 1. Recap and Profile of Day 5 Nodumo Dhlamini RUFORUM
  • 2. Monday (24th Sept.) Day 1Highlight - the role of universities andRUFORUMIdentify opportunities forcollective/coordinated action forfostering agricultural innovation in Africathrough training, research, outreach andpartnerships
  • 3. Day Two FocusSub theme: Enabling Environment for Agricultural DevelopmentObjective: Collate the national, regional and global agricultural transformation trends, challenges, lessons and strategies for putting in place institutional, policy, capacity and investment priorities that would enable agricultural development in Africa with clear role for RUFORUM and African universities
  • 4. Day 3 FocusSub theme: Impact of HE on agricultural developmentPurpose: Synthesizing the key institutional, technology and procedural requirements for assessing the impact of training, research and advisory services in agricultural development.
  • 5. Day 4 Sessions• Plenary Session• Six parallel sessions• Graduate Students Meeting• Students Evening function
  • 6. Key Messages• More food will be required for consumption by the increased urban population• One of the roles of universities and research institutions in responding to climate change is generating local knowledge• The future growth path of African Agriculture will depend on a number of strategies including the stimulation of market linkages to commercialize African agriculture
  • 7. Key messages from the Magnum• Though RUFORUM has made progress, there is still more to be done, and we request all the stakeholders to continue supporting RUFORUM’s work• We also had parallel sessions on : – AQUACULTURE & FISHERIES – ENHANCING LIVESTOCK PRODUCTIVITY – PROMOTING INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
  • 8. Overview of Day 5• Sub theme: Agricultural Tertiary Education & Training• Purpose: – Review the capacity gaps in Agricultural Research and Development and identify strategies for action – Sensitize and engage African TAE institutions on the TEAM Africa initiative
  • 9. Sessions• Session 31: Plenary• Session 32:Feedback From Conference Thematic Areas (1130-1315)• Session 33:Way Forward and Future Actions (1415-1525)• Session 34:Launch of Team Africa (1600-1640)• Session 35: Closing Ceremony (1640-1730)• At 1900hrs : Closing Dinner and Awards
  • 10. Side events• 3rd Africa-wide Women and Young Professionals in Science Competitions• ToT on information and communication management strategy development• SMART TOOLKIT, M&E tools and methods• ICT tools for ARD information management
  • 11. THANK YOU