While the African agricultural sector has experienced growth in recent years, increasing agricultural productivity remains a challenge for the region, particularly for Sub-Saharan Africa. With growing concerns over climate change and deforestation, the need to find sustainable ways to increase production is more important than ever before and will require a concerted effort from the farming and non-farming sector alike.
To address this issue, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), in conjunction with the African Union Commission and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), will facilitate an international conference from 1–3 November 2011 titled “Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Enhancing Food Security in Africa: New Challenges and Opportunities” at the Africa Hall, UNECA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The conference will focus on strategies to increase agricultural production and enhance rural incomes, livelihoods, and well-being.
To learn more visit, the conference website.