Sorghum in the 21st Century- “Food, Feed and Fuel in a Rapidly Changing World”

When: 9th – 12th April 2018

Where: Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

What: The conference-cum-exhibition comprises five cross-cutting themes that include accelerating progress in advanced breeding for improved sorghum adaptation to climate risks, improving its productivity and increasing profitability to expand opportunities across global markets, and enhancing the crop resilience in the face of biotic and abiotic challenges. Other thematic areas will revolve around the crop’s potential in improving food security, and the use of the crop for value addition in respect to nutrition, biofuels and feedstuffs for evolving consumer demands.

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Kenya National Science Week

When: 7th – 11th May 2018

Where: Kenyatta International Conventional Centre (KICC), Nairobi, Kenya

What: This is the 7th edition of the National Science Week. The main theme for this year’s event is “Harnessing Research, Science, Technology and Innovation contribution towards achievement of ‘The Big Four’ Action Plan.” The ‘Big Four’ Plan is an ambitious 5-year programme by the Kenyan government aimed at accelerating economic growth by focusing on manufacturing, food security and nutrition, universal health care and affordable housing. This year’s Science Week will therefore provide a  forum  for  engaging stakeholders  on the  contribution  of  ST&I towards achievement of the Plan. The event is organised by the National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI).

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Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation

When: 14th – 15th May 2018

Where: University of Ibadan, Nigeria

What: The Symposium is an interdisciplinary event that will focus on “enhancing Africa´s capacity to cope with climate change”, serving the purpose of showcasing experiences from research, field projects and best practice in climate change adaptation that may be implemented in the continent. The symposium realizes the impacts of climate change in respect to agriculture and the availability of water resources, among others.

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