Conference Announcement "Accra, October 23-25, 2019"

Theme: Advances in Classical Breeding and Application of Modern Breeding Tools for Food and Nutrition Security in Africa
Conference Announcement "Accra, October 23-25, 2019"

Conference Announcement "Accra, October 23-25, 2019"

Africa is faced with two diverse but interlinked challenges in the 21 st century: feeding a growing population and how to adapt to climate change. During the last two decades, the number of undernourished people on the continent has increased, indicating an increased importance of ensuring food security.
Goal and objectives

Goal and objectives

    • The conference is to reflect on the current state and future prospects of plant breeding, research in Africa. Specifically, the conference will
    • Promote scientific plant breeding & related research through discussion
      communication,

Intended participants

Intended participants

This first conference of the African Plant Breeders Association will bring together Plant
Breeders, researchers, students, professional private companies as well as national agriculture policy makers to share their research findings, discuss recent developments in their respective fields of research and potential collaborative actions to be put into place.
Conference structure, and presentations

Conference structure, and presentations

The conference will have five main sessions: 1) Keynote and Plenary sessions, 2) Parallel
Sessions and Concurrent Workshops, 3) Field tours,4) Poster sessions and exhibitions. Each conference day will begin with a keynote presentation followed by plenary sessions. The Conference will cover themes such as :
Registration fee

Registration and abstracts submission

Registration is open from May 15 th 2019 at https://africaplantbreeders.com/.
Students
$ 50 Registration fee

      • Registration fee covers workshop materials,
      • teas, lunches and refreshments.
      • Not include international travel cost and accommodation.
      • Participants are encouraged to request
        support from their respective institutions or apply for sponsorship from Donors. Organizers
        will sponsor accommodation and travel for a few participants from NARS and students
        based on pertinence of their communications.

Professionals/Researchers
$ 150 Registration fee

      • Registration fee covers workshop materials,
      • teas, lunches and refreshments.
      • Not include international travel cost and accommodation.
      • Participants are encouraged to request
        support from their respective institutions or apply for sponsorship from Donors. Organizers
        will sponsor accommodation and travel for a few participants from NARS and students
        based on pertinence of their communications.

Corporate
Donate we ask for donations.

      • Registration fee covers workshop materials,
      • teas, lunches and refreshments.
      • Not include international travel cost and accommodation.
      • Participants are encouraged to request
        support from their respective institutions or apply for sponsorship from Donors. Organizers
        will sponsor accommodation and travel for a few participants from NARS and students
        based on pertinence of their communications.

October 23-25, 2019

Tentative Programme

Venue: Auditorium of the Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

Tuesday, October 22 nd , 2019:

15h-20h – Arrival of participants and registration

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019:

8h-12h: Launching ceremony and keynote presentation & 13-17h: Workshops

Thursday, October 24th, 2019:

8-12h: Guest presentations and Plenary Session 1 & 13h-16h: Oral presentations and workshop & 16h-17h: Poster sessions

Friday, October 25th, 2019:

9-12h: Oral presentations and Concurrent Workshops & 13h-16h: Oral presentations and Concurrent Workshops & 16h-17h: Poster sessions & 19h-21h: Conference Dinner and awards, Closing ceremony

Thursday, October 24th, 2019:

8-12h: Guest presentations and Plenary Session 1 & 13h-16h: Oral presentations and workshop & 16h-17h: Poster sessions

Saturday, October 26th, 2019:

Constitutive assembly of the African Plant Breeders Association (the constitution, Executive committee and its regional representation and Terms of Reference, as well as the design of a strategy for advocacy and public awareness/training).

Organizing Committee

Dean Muungani
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Dean Muungani

(ZPBA)

Eric Y. Danquah
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Eric Y. Danquah

(WACCI)

Enoch Achigan-Dako
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Enoch Achigan-Dako

(UAC)

Clare Mukankusi
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Clare Mukankusi

(CIAT)

Julia Sibiya
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Julia Sibiya

(ACCI/UKZN)

Agyemang Danquah
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Agyemang Danquah

(WACCI)

Richard Edema
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Richard Edema

(MaRCCI)

Beatrice Elohor IFIE
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Beatrice Elohor IFIE

(WACCI)

John Derera
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John Derera

(Seed Co International)