1 – 2 December 2015. Durban Exhibition Centre, KwaZulu-Natal.
Addressing an audience of more than 400 delegates, Mohamed Abdullahl Farmaajo, the Former Prime Minister of Somalia, stated that the African continent must seize the opportunity to secure food security. “There are a number of countries that have successfully managed to overcome the cycle of poverty, but there is still a great deal more that needs to be done,” he said.
Te GFIA series of events offer a much needed platform for interactions between diverse actors committed to spearheading an innovation driven transformation of Africa’s agriculture. Partnerships for agricultural transformation are strengthened and new ones initiated during networking events such as GFIA. Organisers of GFIA say science, technology, innovation and technology transfer will be key elements for unlocking the productive
potential of Africa. According to Africa Agenda-2063; “Africa hosts 60% of global arable land but the continent only contributes 10% of global agricultural output”.
- Existing practical and proven climate-smart solutions, and draw lessons for scaling them up
- Private sector experiences and engagement on climate-solutions across the agriculture value chain in the continent
- Farmers’ perspectives and position on scaling up solutions to climate change in Africa
- Strengthening partnership to support the scaling up of the emerging solutions to climate change in the field of agriculture