Category: Conference

Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship Summit on Innovation (YALESI 2016)

Youth employment and hunger are two key issues that have been impacted by the economic crisis. This is particularly true for youth living in developing countries, representing 85% of the world youth. In an attempt to address these issues, the Global Youth Innovation Network, GYIN, has initiated its second Global Youth Summit called the 2016 Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship… Read more →

Ghana National Workshop on the Agriculture and Nutrition Nexus

Food and nutrition security (FNS) is high on the global policy agenda and is of special significance for the African, Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) region. Several pathways have been identified for achieving the desired FNS outcomes which include; policy harmonization, political will, multidisciplinary research, technological and social innovation, multi-sectoral cooperation and collaboration, capacity building and development, gender equality, women’s… Read more →

Ghana Celebrates National Rice Festival

The Ghana National Rice Festival, which aims to promote the consumption and development of the rice industry in Ghana, will be celebrated in Accra in November, this year. The two-day festival, the second in a series, scheduled for the 13th and 14th of November, forms part of activities by the Ghana Rice Inter-Professional Body (GRIB) to promote the production, marketing… Read more →

African Economic Conference 2014

Knowledge and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation 01 NOVEMBER 2014 TO 03 NOVEMBER 2014 Abidjan The ninth edition of the African Economic Conference (AEC 2014) will be held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from 1-3 November on the theme, “Knowledge and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation”. This year’s conference will offer a unique avenue for researchers, policymakers and development practitioners from Africa, and… Read more →

UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference on youth and skills

This virtual conference will be looking to address the question on how Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) can tackle youth unemployment globally. The 2-week discussion aims to collect knowledge, experiences, innovative ideas and promising practices in TVET which aim specifically at tackling youth unemployment. The discussion will look to identify the factors that promote youth employment, touching upon… Read more →

ICT4ag Conference-Call for content is now open!

Do you have stories, case studies or solutions on ICTs and agricultural and rural development that you would like to share with a global audience? Will your contribution to the ICT4Ag conference teach and inspire? If so, then we would like to hear from you. Please complete the submission form, outlining your proposal, how you would like to present it… Read more →

CropLife Ghana Workshop: Code of Conduct Training Workshop held at African Regent Hotel, Accra-20th Feb, 2013

CropLife Ghana, an active association of major importers of agrochemicals products, fertilizers and seeds in Ghana have held a training workshop on the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Code of Conduct (CoC) for safe utilization of pesticides in Ghana on Wednesday 20th February, 2013. The workshop was held at The African Regent Hotel, Accra. You may follow the live tweets… Read more →

The Yara Prize 2013-For A Green Revolution in Africa

As part of the company’s centennial celebration in 2005 – and in response to the call for an African Green Revolution – Yara launched its prize to recognize outstanding contributions to African agriculture. In 2013, the Yara Prize will have a specific focus on young women and men who are making a particular effort within agriculture paying particular attention to… Read more →


25-28th NOVEMBER 2012 DAKAR, SENEGAL We, Youth representatives, farmers, Private sector actors, Civil Society Leaders and Young entrepreneurs from across Africa participating in the Agri Business Forum 2012, held between 25-28th November 2012, hosted by the Government of Senegal and organized by EMRC, UNDP and Pan ACC in collaboration with F.A.O, Rabo Bank Foundation, FARA, Uni BRAIN, KWARA state government,… Read more →

Youth unemployment in Africa – enhancing appropriate skills and job creation!

By Marina Cherbonnier (@marinadev) I was invited by GYIN (Global Youth Innovation Network) to attend – on behalf of YPARD – the presentation of the African Economic Outlook 2012 focusing on Youth Employment, at IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), on Friday 8 June 2012. The presentation included a short macro-economic overview and a discussion on youth employment enhancement. This… Read more →