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Netherlands to Host African Agricultural Management Conference
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Netherlands to Host African Agricultural Management Conference

A research conference with the theme Managing African Agriculture: Markets, Linkages and Rural Economic Development is to be held in Maastricht in early September. The conference aims to highlight policies in research and foster discussion on: transformations in rural economies on and off–farm; development of agro-industry clusters; role of markets and value chains, and, role of price vulnerability. The conference is co-organised by Maastricht School of Management (MSM), the German Development Institute and the Austrian Foundation for Development Research. To register, visit the MSM website. [Image credit: Flickr, CIAT]

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Africa’s “Scientific Independence” On Agenda
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Africa’s “Scientific Independence” On Agenda

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The Planet Earth Institute (PEI) is calling on individuals and institutions working within Africa’s science, technology and innovation (STI) landscape to participate in its Science Africa campaign (#scienceAfrica). The campaign aims to contribute to the continent’s scientific independence and to improve the quality and quantity of its STI outputs. “We believe scientific independence means that African problems can be solved by African-led solutions. Yes, supported by working in partnership with others around the globe, but with Africa independent and empowered to design and deliver its own sustainable future,” the PEI website says. [Image credit: Flickr, DFAT]

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UK Forum: Science Policy in Food and Agriculture
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UK Forum: Science Policy in Food and Agriculture

The Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum will take place in London on 27 January 2016. Its focus? “The future development of science in agricultural production and its impact on UK farming,” the Forum’s website says. Parliamentarians and science policy experts are expected to engage on the linkage between European science policies and food and agriculture. [Image credit: Flickr, Rodney Campbell]

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Published: Roadmap Towards a Jointly Funded EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership
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Published: Roadmap Towards a Jointly Funded EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership

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Senior officials of the EU-Africa High Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) on Science, Technology and Innovation agreed to work towards a long-term, jointly funded and co-owned Research and Innovation Partnership. Its first priority? The role of science, technology and innovation (STI) in ensuring Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA). The HLPD tasked an Expert Working Group to prepare a roadmap setting out short, medium and long-term-milestones. [Image credit: Flickr, Victoria Villalobos]

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Research Questions Posed by the Global Nutrition Report
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Research Questions Posed by the Global Nutrition Report

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A researcher at the International Food Policy Research Institute has combed the recently released Global Nutrition Report, and identified numerous areas for potential research intervention. Lawrence Haddad’s article on Scidev.net identified 10 research questions and gaps posed by the report. These include the absence of randomised, long-term studies; country-specific interventions; policies for sustainable diets; and the role the private sector plays in nutrition. The report also calls for a “data revolution” in nutrition science. Worryingly for Haddad, the report was mum about climate change, a key factor in food and nutrition security. “The report was relatively silent on [climate change], but it is an emerging area and this is an important year for climate talks,” Haddad writes. The link to the original full report can be found by following links in the article. [Image credit: Flickr/International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center]

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Seminar on Collaborative Health Research Fairness Index
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Seminar on Collaborative Health Research Fairness Index

The Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) will host a seminar for further work on its proposed fairness index for international collaborative health research. The purpose of the COHRED Colloquium 4 is to establish a common global benchmark to allow data sharing and ownership, capacity building, technology transfer, and benefits of collaborative research for partner and associated institutions. Health research policy-makers will discuss what such an index should look like and how it could be utilised for maximum benefit for health actors across the globe, while improving health in less developed countries. For further information on the colloquium, send an email to Najia Musolino at musolino[at]cohred.org. [Image credit: COHRED]

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Food Security in Africa More Complex Than Other Regions
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Food Security in Africa More Complex Than Other Regions

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Nutrition and food security in Africa is much more complex than “just science”, an article on SciDev.Net argues. Roger Williamson writes in his article that after science has improved crop production, care should be taken that they are able to “fit into complex agricultural and economic systems”. He adds that many countries on the continent over-rely on natural mineral resources to the detriment of agricultural systems. “A ‘green revolution’ for Africa is much more challenging. It is not only a question of developing new and better varieties of crops, but also of ensuring that these fit into a highly complex agricultural and economic system,” Williamson writes. [Image credit: Flickr/ Cindy Cornett Seigle]

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AU Ready to Get Rolling With ‘Agenda 2063’
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AU Ready to Get Rolling With ‘Agenda 2063’

The Chairperson of the African Union, South African Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, made strong commitments to science and technology during her opening address at the 26th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the AU on 26 January.

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Science Agenda for African Agriculture Underway
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Science Agenda for African Agriculture Underway

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An African-led science agenda is currently being developed to build capacity and enhance regional agricultural processes. The Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa, led by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, focuses on the “strategic investments in science, technology and innovation that are needed to contribute effectively to productivity, equitable development and sustainable productive environments.” The Science Agenda, also known as the S3A, will be developed with the support of the African Union Commission, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, and Regional Economic Communities, and will feed into the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme. [Image credit: Flickr, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre]

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