Announcement: Conference on Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture

October 7 to 10, 2014. Conference Center of IITA in Ibadan, Nigeria. Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture.

  • Collaborating CGIAR Research Programs: Dryland Systems and AAS
  • Organizing Partners: IITA, ICRAF, ILRI, CIAT, Bioversity, IWMI, CIP, AVRDC, Wageningen University, icipe, FARA
Theme: The Role of Systems Research in Sustainable Intensification.

Core questions to be addressed include:

  • What is sustainable intensification in the context of smallholder agriculture in the developing world?
  • What is systems research and how does it result in or contribute to development outcomes?
  • What is the evidence for scientific underpinnings of systems research?
  • What role do development partners, farmer organizations and non-governmental agencies play in systems research and its link towards development?
  • How practical are R4D (Research for Development) and Innovation Platforms as mechanisms for building and implementing partnerships and participatory approaches for systems research?
  • How is gender, including the dimensions of women, men and youth, addressed to optimise effectiveness and efficiency in agricultural systems research for development?
  • What are the policy dimensions that are related to sustainable intensification and systems research, and how may these be leveraged to strengthen the development outcomes of research?
The full program, including keynote speakers and registration fee can be downloaded by clicking this link: International Conference Program (PDF) or International Conference Program (PPT)

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