This newsletter provides information on forthcoming events that CTA is involved in, either as an organiser or co-organiser, or in which CTA staff participates.
Please note that the dates and locations of the events are provided to the best of our knowledge as at the date of the newsletter, but may change.
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Events organised or
co-organised by CTA
Pitch AgriHack 2019
Thursday 5 September 2019
The Pitch AgriHack 2019 start-up competitionholds its final during the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF). It welcomes co-founders of e-agri start-ups owners of early stage and mature ICT platforms that are already operational. Seven prizes are awarded.
Brussels Briefing 57: "Smallholder agriculture: key to food security/nutrition and sustainable food systems"
Georges Henrilaan 451, 1200 Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe, Belgium
Wednesday 11 September 2019
The Brussels Briefing 57 on "Smallholder agriculture: key to food security/nutrition and sustainable food systems", organised by CTA, the European Commission/EuropeAid, discusses smallholder agriculture and its key role in delivering food security/nutrition, and sustainable food systems, as recognised in SDG 2.
Examples of successes from smallholders in various sectors and value chains are used to make the case for further support to smallholder-driven agriculture, with an evaluation of the factors for success, their replicability, and potential for upscaling of best practices.
The main findings and recommendations of the Briefing will also contribute to the discussions of the 43rd session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) meeting to be held on 17-21 October 2019 in Rome.
Africa is on the move, with signs of progress and growing prosperity for millions of its people. The continent has witnessed sustained economic growth and a modernisation of its economy for more than two decades powered by an increasingly inclusive agricultural transformation and by rapid growth in digital innovations.
African Green Revolution Forum 2019 - Plenary session – Leveraging digitalisation for sustainable food systems
Monday 2 September 2019
This session will launch the AGRF 2019 as a key platform to continue advancing the continental agenda, particularly by taking advantage of the digital era. It will present the key findings of The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report - 2018/2019, which will be followed by a panel discussion to help expand on the areas in which further investment in digitalisation can accelerate progress towards increasing smallholder productivity, profitability and resilience and create greater opportunities for youth and women. It will aim at proposals for concrete actions to mainstream D4Ag into the African agricultural transformation agenda. The session will include key announcements by organisations that are bringing the promise to life by coming through on commitments for African agriculture.
African Green Revolution Forum 2019 - Project showcase – Marketplace of ag-tech solutions
Wednesday 4 September 2019
Agricultural transformation remains one of Africa’s most pressing priorities but has been difficult to achieve. In this context, digitalisation for agriculture (D4Ag) can be a game changer in supporting and accelerating agricultural transformation across the continent. D4Ag has the potential to not only support agricultural transformation but to do so both sustainably and inclusively.
African Green Revolution Forum 2019 - Youth in agriculture: Showcasing and scaling models for agripreneurship
Friday 6 September 2019
Across the continent, young agripreneurs are recognising untapped opportunities in the agrifood sector. Yet, ideally, they would be fostered by a supportive ecosystem to progress faster and more successfully along their journey. The ambition of scaling digitally-enabled, environmentally conscious, market-led ventures to deliver jobs and healthy food, while respecting the natural environment, can only be realised through collaborative efforts to educate, support and invest in young talent. This session will explore how ecosystem actors can support agripreneurs to scale sustainable solutions through collaborative action.
This summit comprises of three events where digital innovations are showcased to make our food system more circular, sustainable and future-proof. Each event is focused on a part of the food chain: starting with a consumer-orientated event on building trust, followed by an event entirely for farming industry and closing with food supply chain as a whole.
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