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Call for thematic papers to support the promotion of the productivity and competitiveness of SADC's agriculture in a global economy
6 February 2007
Ministry of Agriculture and Land Affairs, Agricultural Research Council (ARC)


Introduction

The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Affairs and the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) of South Africa will co-host the fourth (4th) General Assembly of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) from 10-16 June 2007 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The FARA General Assembly presents a unique opportunity for the SADC community to communicate issues that are pertinent to the region. The FARA Local Organizing Committee is calling on interested, knowledgeable people from the SADC region to contribute thematic papers (please see the call for thematic papers). The submitted papers will be reviewed by a panel of international experts. An honorarium of ZAR 6000 will be paid for the best paper in a specific sub-theme. The winning authors will be expected to be available to make presentations at the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) regional meeting (2-4 May). The papers will be distributed at the FARA General Assembly (10-16 June). Both meetings are to be held in Johannesburg.

Authors interested in submitting papers should notify the secretariat by 26 February 2007 and provide the following details: Title of paper, sub-theme category, name(s) of author(s), full contact address: e-mail, telephone, fax number, physical address and an abstract.

Expressions of interest should be submitted to the Secretariat by e-mail to: Mr R.J. Sebola, and Mara de Villiers . If there is a problem with e-mails kindly submit by fax to +27 12 319 6389 for the attention of Mr R. J. Sebola.

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