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The Future of Farming to Meet Sustainable Development Goals in Africa: Reflections on Soil Health and Policy
The Future of Farming to Meet Sustainable Development Goals in Africa:
Reflections on Soil Health and Policy

Agenda

9:00am - Introductory outlook: The Future of Farming to Meet Sustainable Development Goals in Africa: Reflections on Soil health and Policy.
Thom Jayne and Sieglinde Snapp, MSU

9:20am - 7 sessions of 20 minutes each (12-minute presentations followed by 8 minutes open discussion):

1. Toward a Sustainable Agricultural Productivity Growth Strategy to Guide the Africa Union Abuja II Summit. John Olwande, ReNAPRI and Egerton University

2. Extension innovation for inclusive, adaptative agriculture. Daimon Kambewa (LUANAR), Alison Nord (MSU) and Dan Teravest (Our-Sci.net)

3. Agricultural policies addressing sustainable agricultural intensification. Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, MSU

4. Policy and Legal Reforms to Support the Development of fertilizer supply chains in Africa. Katrin Kuhlmann, New Markets Lab and Georgetown University

10:40am - Short break (15 min)

1. Soil health, transformative change and the SDGs. Edmundo Barrios, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

2. Integrating and promoting the use of organic inputs into fertilizer subsidy programs. Nancy Mungai (Egerton University), Keston Njira (LUANAR) and Lisa Tiemann (MSU)

3. Soil health lessons from the field. (Regis Chikowo (MSU/UZ), Sieg Snapp (MSU), Wezi Mhango (LUANAR), and Rebbie Harawa (ICRISAT)

11:45am - Panel discussion (Moderator: Richard Mkandawire)
• Cheryl Palm, University of Florida
• Rob Groot, International Fertilizer Development Center
• Martin Fregene, African Development Bank
• Christian Witt, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

12:30pm - Open discussion (20 min)

12:50pm - Closing

Apr 14, 2021 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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