|Participants of the Agribusiness Education Fair being held at the World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi, Kenya|
10th – 12th October 2013. Nairobi, Kenya. An Agribusiness Education Fair was held at the World Agroforestry Centre, The three-day Fair, whose objective to improve Agribusiness teaching, research and practice through stronger linkages between training/research institutions and the private sector brings together academicians, private sector players, Non-Governmental Organizations, policy makers, students and entrepreneurs drawn from across Africa.
The Fair has been organized by the African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE) and its partners: Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and its UniBRAIN (Linking Universities with Business and Research in Agricultural Innovations) programme, the Pan African Agribusiness Consortium (PanAAC), the Centre for Rural Development Cooperation (CTA), the Association of African Business Schools (AABS) and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).
ANAFE’s Executive Secretary, Dr Aissetou Yaye, said the Network has invested heavily in forging stronger and effective links between universities/colleges and business enterprises within the context of agribusiness. This has been done through ANAFE’s tin programs of Strengthening Africa’s Agricultural Capacity for Impact on development (SASACID) and Universities, Business and Research in Agricultural Innovation (UniBRAIN).
The first day of the Fair was graced by ICRAF’s Director General, Dr. Tony Simons; Executive Director of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo; The CEO of the Pan African Agribusiness Consortium (PanAAC), Ms Lucy Muchoki; Senegalese Ambassador to Kenya, His Excellency Mr. Momar Gueye and Prof. Andre Louw, a prominent agribusiness expert from the University of Pretoria, South Africa among others.