UFH Research in Agricultural Innovations and Development for Improved Food Security
Preconference Workshop on UFH Research in Agricultural Innovations and Development for Improved Food Security
Preconference Workshop on UFH Research in Agricultural Innovations and Development for Improved Food Security is going to be held on March, 2016 in University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa. The organizing committee is going to conduct an exciting and informative one day preconference workshop on advance topics related to Agricultural development and Food Security through oral presentations and demonstration.
The choice of this theme has been motivated by the debate on food insecurity in Southern Africa. Southern Africa is faced with perennial food insecurity problem hence it is imperative to seek sustainable solutions to this issue. Recent efforts have been devoted to agricultural innovation and development as a panacea to the food insecurity.
UFH Research in Agricultural Innovations and Development for Improved Food Security is expected to capture the widespread adaption of innovations in agriculture and their impact as well as possible effects as far as improving food security in Southern Africa and beyond. The theme embraces a broad range of interconnections that are contributing to
- The links between agricultural innovation and development.
- The link between agricultural innovations and food security.
- The link between agricultural development and food security.
- Climate change and Agriculture.
The preconference workshop is set up to showcase research on agricultural innovations and development with strong emphasis on food security. Essentially this conference would entail academics and postgraduate students in the Faculty of Science and Agriculture presenting their work at the conference.
The preconference workshop will attract the participation of agriculturalists from academia, industry, government, non-governmental organizations, and the farming communities. These are people who drive policy prescriptions and implementation in their various countries. The conference proposes to address these changes, their effects and best ways to address the challenges. The conference will also identify opportunities and best ways to harness them.