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June 2020

Agritech Africa 2020

June 17 @ 8:00 am - June 19 @ 5:00 pm
Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, 8001, Sudafrica, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street
Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
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Agritech Africa 2020

The international agricultural technology conference and exhibition. The First edition of the International Agricultural Technology Exhibition – one of the most important exhibitions in the field, will for the first time take place in Cape Town, South Africa. From the welcome letter by Prema Zilberman, General Manager. Our world renowned Agritech Exhibition and Conference is one of the most important exhibitions in the field of Agriculture, with past events hosting tens of thousands of visitors from around the world. Our…

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Re-imagining higher education in Africa in the “new normal”

June 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Re-imagining higher education in Africa in the "new normal"

RUFORUM Webinar Series (2020) | Webinar #02 Global pandemics by their very nature are disruptive and trigger radical social and economic changes. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly been disruptive to higher education globally. Projections indicate medium to long term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic ranging from five years to beyond with immediate near-term disruption effects already felt extending to at least two years to stabilize. Based on the previous SARS out-break, it took higher education at least two years to…

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Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Learning Lab

June 23 @ 8:00 am - June 25 @ 5:00 pm
Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Learning Lab.

Following positive responses to organise the ANH Academy Week in an online format, we are very happy to present the preliminary programme for the virtual #ANH2020. This year’s Academy Week will bring together a community of researchers, practitioners and policymakers from across the world working at the intersection of agriculture, nutrition and health to foster knowledge exchange, innovation and learning, touching on COVID-19's impacts on our shared work. More information and registration.

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A new era for food and climate

June 25 @ 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
A new era for food and climate

Join us on 25 June 2020 for a global event to spark action to transform food systems in the time of COVID-19. A new era for food and climate: Driving transformative actions, is a full-day, around-the-world virtual relay event that starts in Australia and concludes in Colombia. The event aims to inspire collective action on the 11 priorities laid out in the flagship report of the Transforming Food Systems Under a Changing Climate initiative, catalyzing efforts to address the current food crisis…

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July 2020

Delivering food for Africa in a transforming agri-food system in the “new normal”

July 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Delivering food for Africa in a transforming agri-food system in the ‘new normal

Considering the potential out-play in the medium and long-term trajectory that the current pandemic will have on food security and its onward effects to the agri-food systems, it is time to consider strategic response directions. Noting from an ongoing discourse on agrifood systems impacts of COVID-19 in Africa, Itcovitz (2020) observes that the restrictions in production, demand, trade and transportation are already producing a series of heterogeneous impacts in different agricultural value chains; varying only by product types, access to…

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