The 3rd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and Climate ChangeHaSSP National Pest Risk Training Workshop: Lusaka, Zambia
03 December 2013
FANRPAN CEO, Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda will be giving introductory remarks during the opening plenary session at the 3rd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change. The conference will be held from 3 to 5 December 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa and will include high-level discussions on a Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance.
HaSSP National Pest Risk Training Workshop: Lusaka, Zambia
02 December 2013
FANRPAN under the Harmonized Seed Security Project engaged Center of Phytosanitary Excellence (COPE) to conduct National Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) Training Workshops in Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe during the months of November and December 2013.
Food and Farming in 2030
22 November 2013
The infographic fast-forwards us to the year 2030 when the SDGs are expected to expire in order to ask the question, “Are we taking the necessary steps NOW to deal with these 2030 expectations?” Compiling the most expert global estimates, forecasts and trends, the we skip forward in time, to a world in which 543 million people will still be undernourished, global food demand has risen by 35% and arable land will havedecreased by 9%.
AfriCAN Climate Knowledge Sharing Workshop and Award Ceremony - Second Edition
14 November 2013
On 28 November 2013 the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), together with the AfriCAN Climate consortium is organising a one day event to showcase and share integrated approaches of climate change adaptation and mitigation practiced in Africa.
Africa Climate Conference 2013 - Advancing African Climate Science Research & Knowledge to Inform Adaptation Decision-Making in Africa
24 October 2013
FANRPAN was represented at the Africa Climate Conference 2013 by Dr Sepo Hachigonta, Climate Change Coordinator.
The Africa Climate Conference 2013 (ACC2013) in Arusha, Tanzania, 15-18 October, aimed to strengthen the relationship between the scientific and policy-making communities. It is expected to result in a set of concrete research proposals to address critical gaps in our understanding of the African climate system and to strengthen the science base for decision-making on the continent for the rest of the 21st Century.
Madagascar Signs National CAADP Compact
24 October 2013
Madagascar has become the 35th African country to sign the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Compact.
The Madagascar national CAADP Compact was signed in the capital city, Antananarivo, during a high level meeting held on 21 October 2013 and was attended by government, farmer organisations, the private sector, development partners and NGOs. The Compact was signed by representatives of these stakeholder groups. FANRPAN was represented at the event by Ian Mashingaidze, CAADP Programme Manager.
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)Texcoco, State of Mexico
11 October 2013
We are seeking an outstanding, highly-motivated candidate for the position of Cropping Systems Agronomist in the Global Conservation Agriculture Program. The position will work in the new COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) project, which will focus on climate smart agriculture in Zimbabwe and Malawi.
Household Vulnerability Assessment Training – University of Venda
10 October 2013
Household Vulnerability Assessment Training – University of Venda The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) and the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) of South Africa are implementing a joint research project titled “Household Vulnerability to Disasters: An Application of the Household Vulnerability”. The project is funded by the FFC and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) implemented in Limpopo and the Eastern Cape provinces.
Knowledge, Skills and Talent Development in the Agri-Food Sector
04 October 2013
Knowledge, Skills and Talent
Development in the Agri-Food Sector
Recruiting talent into agriculture
Wednesday, October 9 / 8:30 - 9:30 am
Join a discussion in how to attract, recruit, and retain people to achieve growth, sustainability and security across the entire food chain.
HaSSP Pest Risk Analysis Training workshop
03 October 2013
FANRPAN under the Harmonized Seed Security Project (HaSSP) held a Regional Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) Training Workshop from 16 – 20 September 2013 at Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services (KEPHIS) in Nairobi, Kenya. The Pest Risk Analysis Training workshop was conducted by the Centre of Phytosanitary Excellence (COPE) whose mandate is to enhance capacity of Africa’s national phytosanitary systems to protect national agriculture and increase the ability to compete in the international markets by meeting market requirements. Participants at the workshop were from the four HaSSP countries - Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Each country was represented by phytosanitary experts from the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO).