The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Affairs of South Africa will co-host the fourth (4th) General Assembly of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) with the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) and FARA. The General Assembly will draw together representatives of FARAs constituents from all African and non-African institutions involved in African agricultural research and development such as the Sub-Regional Organizations (SROs) (ASARECA, CORAF/WECARD, SADC/FANR and Northern Africa - AARINENA), the agricultural research institutions, universities, NGOs and private enterprises that comprise the national agricultural research systems (NARS) , non-African partner research institutions (PRIs), the international agricultural research centers (IARCs), international NGOs, policy makers, private sector, farmers’ organizations and Africas development partners. This event will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 10-16 June 2007.

Side events:

“Innovative Pathways for Commercializing Agricultural Research Results in Africa’’ and “Identification of Technological Solutions to Intractable Constraints of African Agriculture”
The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) will be hosting a side event on 11th June 2007 from 8.30am to 12.30pm, at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Johannesburg on the theme “Innovative Pathways for Commercializing Agricultural Research Results in Africa’’ and “Identification of Technological Solutions to Intractable Constraints of African Agriculture.” The session will be chaired by Dr. Josue Dione, Director, Sustainable Development Division of UN Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Kindly confirm your attendance to Stella Simiyu-Wafukho at s.simiyu-wafukho[at]aatf-africa[dot]org.

09/06/2007 to 14/06/2007
Country: South Africa

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