|The Montpellier Panel report|
10–13 Jul 2013. Accra, Ghana. Major stakeholders in sustainable agricultural intensification in Africa explore the links between systems research and sustainable intensification to refine and reach a common understandings.
The workshop also aimed to help determine:
- factors critical for successful sustainable intensification
- institutional arrangements for integrating sustainable intensification into investment and service delivery programs
- best mechanisms for sharing and learning across Africa’s major sustainable intensification programs.
About 50 people participate in this sustainable intensification workshop, representing the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA); Africa’s sub-regional and non-governmental organizations, national agricultural research systems, universities and farmer organizations; CGIAR centres and research programs; and major African sustainable intensification programs, financing organizations and investors.
July 16th July 2013. Accra. Science Week side event (back to back with the “Montpellier Panel” side event). With the support of FARA, Cirad and Wageningen University organized a side event to present and debate over IntensAfrica initiative.
The overall objective of this initiative is to provide documented knowledge and evidence on the diverse pathways of sustainable intensification of African griculture and its value chains. It will cover agriculture and ecological sciences, as well as economic, social and policy sciences and will promote transdisciplinary approaches. This initiative will undertake collaborative, world-leading research with a wide range of stakeholders in Africa and Europe on the sustainable intensification of agriculture to meet major societal challenges.