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GlobE – Research for the global food supply: A Pan-African Conference

From 2013 to 2018, the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) has supported six German-African Research consortia under the GlobE (<<Securing the Global Food Supply – GlobE>>) program. The aim is to promote the development of sustainable agriculture in African countries to secure a stable food supply for the local population and to explore innovative biomass uses in an African bioeconomy. Additional funds for the international agricultural research centres come from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

As the program is drawing to a close, the final GlobE conference will take place in Naivasha, Kenya on the 3rd and 4th of December 2018; around 250 participants from African countries and Germany are expected to attend.

The conference will be an opportunity for the six GlobE consortia to present their various outputs to a broad audience made up of scientists and implementing stakeholders. For instance, the conference will entail four parallel dialogue sessions that enable scientists to interact with practitioners, development experts, policy makers and representatives of the private sector. This is to stimulate discussions on how to use the GlobE outputs to develop the African agricultural sector with the aim to achieve food security in Africa.

The conference will allow participants and GlobE consortia to engage in networking activities and to discuss follow-up strategies and activities that will be built on the results and legacy of the GlobE initiative.

More information to come about the conference soon!

The six GlobE projects (listed below) conducted field research in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania:

 

Author: Arthur Guischet

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