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Agriculture Ministers and eminent researchers from eight Eastern and Southern African countries will on October 27-28 converge in Entebbe, Uganda to discuss available options to increase agricultural productivity, food security and income for smallholder farmers.

The ministers are part of over 50 high-level policy makers, agricultural and socio-economic researchers, extension service providers, farmers, and farmer organizations, the private sector, and development partners who will constitute the policy forum. They are drawn from Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

The forum is expected to deliberate on policy actions that should be taken up by the governments based on evidence from the “Sustainable intensification of maize and legumes systems in eastern and southern Africa (SIMLESA)” project. SIMLESA is a 10-year project financed by the Australian Government and implement by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).

The conference, to be held at Laico Lake Victoria Hotel, Entebbe, is organized by ASARECA in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Uganda and the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO). The theme of the conference is:  Mobilizing policy action to scale-up best agricultural practices. Click here conference highlights here

Agriculture Ministers and eminent researchers from eight Eastern and Southern African countries will on October 27-28 converge in Entebbe, Uganda to discuss available options to increase agricultural productivity, food security and income for smallholder farmers.

The ministers are part of over 50 high-level policy makers, agricultural and socio-economic researchers, extension service providers, farmers, and farmer organizations, the private sector, and development partners who will constitute the policy forum. They are drawn from Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

The forum is expected to deliberate on policy actions that should be taken up by the governments based on evidence from the “Sustainable intensification of maize and legumes systems in eastern and southern Africa (SIMLESA)” project. SIMLESA is a 10-year project financed by the Australian Government and implement by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).

The conference, to be held at Laico Lake Victoria Hotel, Entebbe, is organized by ASARECA in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Uganda and the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO). The theme of the conference is:  Mobilizing policy action to scale-up best agricultural practices.

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Start Date: 
Tuesday, 27 October 2015
End Date: 
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Country: 
Uganda
Venue: 
Laico Lake Victoria Hotel, Entebbe
Published On: 
Friday, 23 October 2015