To share lessons, experiences, methods, tools, and technologies to support continental agricultural development; creating an enabling environment for collaboration. It is envisaged that the event/session will allow for the creation of a consortium on agriculture development which could include representatives from the different agricultural sectors in the continent.



Moderator: Dr Petronella Chaminuka, Agricultural Research Council


09:00 - 09:10Opening Remarks - Dr Moses Chao, CSIR's Advance Agriculture and Food Cluster

09:10 - 09:20Agricultural Innovations Policy support - Dr Maneshree Jugmohan-Naidu, Director: Biotechnology Department of Science and Innovation (DSI)

09:20 - 09:35Agricultural Innovations Best practices by the South African Agricultural Research Council (ARC) - Dr Cynthia Motsi, Senior Manager: Intellectual Property Management & Commercialisation

09:35 - 09:45Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)'s capabilities on Precision agriculture, Agro-food processing and food safety - Dr Moses Chao CSIR's Advance Agriculture and Food Cluster

09:45 - 10:00Vertical gardens to maximize food production - Ms Rachel Gakii, Mitsa elengos Ltd, Kenya

10:00 - 10:15,  Using ICT: agricultural videos to inform farmers about good practices - Mr Mori Gouroubera, ISADA-Consulting, Benin

10:15 - 10:25Presentation of the portal for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), accessible to African Innovators in Agriculture - Ms Michelle Harding, Programme Manager,  CSIR's Hosted National Programmes

10:25 - 10:30Creation of an Africa Agriculture Technologies Consortium - Ms Mmampei Chaba,  Chief Director Multilateral Cooperation and Africa at the Department of Science and Innovation

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