UPCOMING EVENTS IN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOR DEVELOPMENT (AR4D) – March- December 2020

2-3 March 2020. Valencia, Spain. World Agriculture Summit. Theme: Current Trends and Novel Approaches in the Field of Agriculture.

2-4 March 2020. Moroto, Karamoja – Uganda. ECHO East Africa Symposium on Improving Nutrition and Livelihoods in Pastoralist Areas.

3 March 2020. Brussels. The future of the food policy landscape‘ Watch live at 11:30 am Stella Kyriakides, EU commissioner for health and food safety will discuss the future of the food policy landscape among other topics as well as the priorities of her portfolio under the new legislature.

4 March 2020. Brussels. EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: ECR Africa Summit 2020
ECR Africa Summit at the European Parliament in Brussels has been postponed due to Coronavirus security measures.

3-5 March 2020. Nairobi. Agricultural Industry Forum.
The Agricultural Industry Forum (AIF) and exhibition is an event that represents the largest gathering of public and private-sector stakeholders in Kenya’s agricultural sector. The event brings together stakeholders closely linked sector from Agribusinesses, financial and insurance institutions


4 March 2020. Brussels. Workshop “FOOD 2030 Pathways: Future Research & Innovation Needs in view of the transition to sustainable, healthy, safe and inclusive food systems”. Organised by DG RTD (Directorate Healthy Planet, Unit “Bioeconomy and Food Systems”)

4 March 2020. InfoPoint Lunchtime Conference: “Agricultural Trade and the Transition to Sustainable Food Systems”

5 March 2020. Webinar. Promoting nutrition-sensitive agriculture through Farmer Field Schools

9 March 2020. The European Commission published its joint communication “Towards a comprehensive Strategy with Africa”

10 March 2020. Webinars: Expansion of Climate Bonds Standard into sustainable agriculture

10-11 March 2020. Next Einstein Forum (NEF)
Due to growing concern around COVID-19, the #NEF2020 is postponed to later this year (dates to be announced soon).

11-12 March 2020. Zurich, Switzerland. 4th Global Summit on food science and nutrition. Theme: Foreground for Advanced Food science, Nutrition and Diet.

12 March 2020. Webinar. How to source fresh food inclusively?

12-13 March 2020. Dar es Salaam. East African Business and Investment forum. organised by the Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) and the Swedish East African Chamber of Commerce (SWEACC).

12 March 2020. Wageningen, Netherlands. The Perspectives on Pastoralism Film Festival. Wageningen UR.

13-15 March 2020. Amsterdam, Netherlands. International Conference on Food Security and Nutrition (ICFSN 2020). ICFSN.

15-16 March 2020. Qatar University – Research Complex Auditorium (H10) Doha, Qatar. International Conference: Enhancing Food Security in Qatar. Qatar University.

16-19 March 2020. Muscat, Oman. International Conference on Water Resources in Arid Areas
postponed to 21-24 September 2020

16-20 March 2020. Land and Poverty Conference . Theme : Institutions for Equity and Resilience.
postponed to later this year

16-19 March 2020 in Marrakech, Morocco. 5th African Regional Conference on Irrigation and Drainage ICARDA is organizing a technical tour to solar drip irrigation project site

18 March 2020. Morocco. LEAP4FNSSA 1st Raising Awareness Event
postponed to later this year

18–22 March 2020. Kampala, Uganda. Africa Climate Week 2019. postponed to later this year

18-19 March 2020. Cape Town, South Africa Women in Tech Africa 2020 Conference.
postponed to later this year

19 March 2020. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Dissemination meeting of the Inclusive Value Chain Collaboration project. GCP-1 IVCC.
postponed to later this year

21-23 March 2020. Bangkok, Thailand. Global Summit on Food Fortification. GAIN Micronutrient Forum Harvest Plus.
postponed to later this year

23-30 March 2020. CLIMATE 2020 
This is a 100% carbon neutral online climate conference organized by the Research and Transfer Centre Sustainability and Climate Impact Management (FTZ-NK) of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany. The core mission of this e-conference is to communicate the current research results on climate change and its consequences. In the spirit of SDG 13 (climate action), CLIMATE2020 provides scientific information on climate change and biodiversity-related research, concrete projects, initiatives and strategies implemented across different continents, in landlocked countries as well as on small islands.

23-25 March 2020. Valencia, Spain. 5TH EDITION OF GLOBAL CONGRESS ON PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY. Theme: A drive to thrive plant sciences. MAGNUS GROUP.
postponed to later this year

24 – 25 March 2020. Nairobi, Kenya. Agri-Food Tech and Innovation Summit. Tech to Farm, Farm to Market Adopting Ag-Tech, Scaling Up Innovations.
postponed to later this year

25 March 2020WEBINAR.   Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on Livelihoods in Africa: Part 1 – The Effect on Remittances More information about part 2 and 3 of this webinar series will follow shortly.

23-27 March 2020. Bangkok, Thailand. Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference 2020
postponed to later this year

26 March 2020. the Hague, the Netherlands. Netherlands Water Partnership
postponed to later this year


26 March 2020WEBINAR. How African Businesses Can Survive COVID-19

31 March 2020. Brussels. Forum for the Future of Agriculture

postponed to later this year

31 March – 1 April 2020. Nairobi, Kenya. 9th International Food Safety Forum.
postponed to later this year

1-3 April 2020. Bonn, Germany. SDG Global Festival of Action. SDG Action community.
postponed to later this year

31 March 2020WEBINAR.  Why increasing the role of renewable energy mini-grids is essential to transforming agricultural productivity and food security in Africa


2 April 2020. WEBINAR. COVID-19, food systems, and interaction with malnutrition
Time: 10:00a NY/Boston, 3:00p London, 4:00p Rome, 5:00p Addis, 7:30p Delhi
To join this meeting, click from any device on: https://tufts.zoom.us/j/637610834

7 April 2020. WEBINAR. Washington. LAUNCH EVENT – 2020 Global Food Policy Report: Building Inclusive Food Systems.

7 April 2020. WEBINAR. COVID-19 and Global Food Security Implications

7 April 2020. WEBINAR. Empowering the community through Inclusiveness and engagement in the Food and Nutrition Security, and Sustainable Agriculture Sector LEAP4FNSSA second webinar @ 13.00-14.00 CET

8 April 2020. WEBINAR. Réunion Virtuelle | COVID-19 et implications pour la sécurité alimentaire mondiale

8 April 2020. WEBINAR. Scaling up agricultural insurance – The role of financial institutions and agribusinesses as distribution channels. 
Basis risk, lack of trust, poor financial literacy and distribution challenges remain an issue for significant adoption of agricultural insurance by smallholders around the world. This webinar will  explore how linking agricultural insurance to financial products or agricultural input packages can address the challenges related to scaling up agricultural insurance. For more information and to register, please click here.

9 April 2020. WEBINAR. Soybean Disease in the Tropics: A Management Toolkit

13-14 April 2020. London United Kingdom. 11TH EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FOOD SAFETY, HYGIENE AND REGULATORY MEASURES. Theme: Healthier the Food, Merrier the World. EUROSCICON LLC LTD.

April 14 -16, 2020, Kampala, Uganda Global African Swine Fever Research Alliance (GARA) 2020 the 5th bi-annual Scientific Meeting.
postponed to later this year

20 to 24 April 2020. Kampala. Africa Climate Week 2020.

postponed to later this year

18-19 May 2020. Auckland New Zealand. PLANT SCIENCE CONGRESS 2020. Theme: Exploring the future advancements in the field of Plant science and Molecular Biology. CONFERENCESERIES LLC LTD.

9-11 June, 2020. Accra, Ghana. AGRITECH WEST AFRICA 2020

20–22 May 2020. Fourth World Congress on Agroforestry, Montpellier, France

25-26 May 2020. Barcelona Spain. 3RD WORLD CONGRESS ON ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND HEALTH SAFETY. Theme: Environmental Education in a Time of Ecosystemic Crisis. CONFERENCE SERIES LLC LTD.

25-28 May 2020. Arusha, Tanzania. Summit “Power on Your Plate”. World Vegetable Center.

1-5 June 2020. Cairo, Egypt. 16th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Partnership Platform. Organized by the Africa Union (AU).

8-9 June 2020. Frankfurt Germany. 6TH EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLANT GENOMICS. Theme: Current Advancements in the Field of Plant Genomics. PLANT GENOMICS CONFERENCE.

9-10 June 2020. Brussels. European Development Days

15-18 June 2020. Accra, Ghana. 8Th Africa Agricultural Science Week and FARA General Assembly. Organized by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA).

15-18 June 2020. Rotterdam, Netherlands. IFAMA 2020. Theme: Food for the Future. IFAMA.

17-19 June 2020. Cape Town, South Africa. AGRITECH AFRICA. Theme: the international agricultural technology conference and exhibition Agritech by Kenes exhibitions now in south Africa. Kenes Exhibitions.

25-26 June 2020. Toronto, Canada. GLOBAL CONGRESS ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY. ‘Innovative Approach and Novel Technologies in Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases. SCIENTIFIC FEDERATION.

25-27 June 2020. Rome, Italy. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXPO ON METABOLOMICS AND SYSTEMS BIOLOGY. A diligent approach to enrich the knowledge on Metabolomics and Systems Biology. MAGNUS GROUP.

29-30 June 2020. ISS, Netherlands. Development Dialogue 2020. Theme: Engaged Scholarship for Development: Building Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice. ISS.

21 – 24 July 2020. Durban, South Africa. CONNECTING THE AGRI-FOOD VALUE CHAIN.

30-31 July 2020. Berlin, Germany. OCEANOGRAPHY CONFERENCES. Theme: Marine Science for a Blue Economy. GAVIN CONFERENCES.

10-11 August 2020. Atlanta-Georgia, United States of America. 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXPO ON AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE. Theme: Accelerate scientific discoveries and major milestones in the current situation relating to Agriculture Sciences! SCIENTIFIC FEDERATION.

20-21 August 2020. Venice, Italy. BIOMATERIALS-2020.
Theme: Explore the New Innovations & Research on Biotechnology and Biomaterials. SCIENTIFIC FEDERATION.

27-29 August 2020. Kampala. African Dairy Conference (AFDA)

9-11 September 2020. Tropentag 2020 organised by Czech University of Life Sciences Prague,

9-10 September 2020. Rome, Italy. 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. International Conference on Sustainable Development is organized by the European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University. EUROPEAN CENTER OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, CIT UNIVERSITY.

10-12 September 2020. Paris, France. 6TH EDITION OF GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON PLANT SCIENCE AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY. Theme: A deep focus on Plant Sciences and its modern techniques. MAGNUS GROUP.

11-12 September 2020. Meise Belgium. Land, People and Markets; building a sustainable and inclusive agrofood sector.
23-25 September 2020. Paris, France. 3RD EDITION OF EURO-GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. Theme: Foreground for Advanced Researches in Food Science and Technology. MAGNUS GROUP.

21-24 September 2020. Muscat, Oman. International Conference on Water Resources in Arid Areas

06-08 October 2020. Medan, Indonesia. PALMEX INDONESIA 2020. Theme: The only specialized Palm Oil event in Asia! PT. FIREWORKS INDONESIA.

14-15 October 2020. Rome, Italy. WORLD PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCE CONGRESS. Theme: Safeguarding the International Crop Population and Environmental Concerns. CONFERENCE SERIES LLC LTD.

October 2020. Release 2020 GLOBAL HUNGER INDEXTHE CHALLENGE OF HUNGER AND CLIMATE CHANGE

21-22 October 2020. Surabaya, Indonesia. SUGARTECH AGRI EXPO INDONESIA 2020. PT. FIREWORKS INDONESIA.

25 – 30 October 2020. Nairobi. Joint XXIV International Grassland and XI Rangeland Congress

16-18 November 2020. CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa. The African Agri Investment Indaba. Your gateway to investment opportunities across the entire agri-food value chain.

22-25 November, 2020. King Fahd Palace, Dakar, Senegal. 4th All Africa Horticultural Congress. TRANSFORMATIVE INNOVATIONS IN HORTICULTURE.

17-18 December 2020. Tokyo, Japan. Nutrition for Growth Summit. Theme: To set the world on a pathway towards achieving the SDG targets. Government of Japan.

26 to 30 April 2021. Davos, Switzerland. Second International Congress of Biological Control

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