AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 2018 REPORT

On 20-21 March March 2018, the third annual Joint AAUN Australia Awards Agricultural Research Symposium was held at the Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. 

The symposium was co-hosted by AAUN, ACIAR, the Australia Awards, the University of Nairobi and the University of Sydney. The Symposium is part of the Australia Awards Africa Short Course “Increasing the Development Impact of Agricultural Research” (IDIAR).

Funding for the program has been supplied by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and AAUN.

Program

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Background to speakers

About ACIAR by Dr Leah Ndungu

Media coverage

Kenya Television Network – How Australia Plans to implement food security in Kenya

Dhahabu Kenya Blog – Agriculture symposium brings together African and Australia researchers in Nairobi to spur research-based transformation in the sector

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation – Kenya banking on Research and Innovation to boost food production

K24 News – K24 News from 14.55

Ebru TV – Swahili news – Australia Awards Symposium

Ebru TV – English News – Food Secure Africa

Saturday Nation – Seeds of Gold Pullout – Experts call for increased funding
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Presentations:

Panel Theme 1: Technology for Agricultural Impact

Panel Theme 2: Private Sector Engagement for Agricultural Impact

Panel Theme 3: Gender for Agricultural Impact

Conference Images: A Selection of Highlights

Lively discussions

University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor Prof. Peter Mbithi

 

AAUN Co-Chair Prof John Hearn

The winning team of the innovation challenge was rewarded with 10,000 Australian Dollars to actualize a cross-country research project courtesy of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Congratulations!

Prof Robyn McConchie, the University of Sydney

Panel Theme 1: Technology for Agricultural Impact

Panel Theme 3: Gender for Agricultural Impact