Weather Information Services for successful local agriculture in Africa
Seminar, 22 March 2018
Food security for Africa is an urgent global challenge. The main cause of food insecurity is inadequate food production. New weather services are key to produce food more efficiently and of higher quality. On March 22nd 2018 Weather Impact will be the hosts of a seminar that aims to join leading experts from the fields of meteorology, hydrology and African agriculture. The seminar “Weather-information services for successful local agriculture in Africa” is meant to inspire participants and get the chance to be informed by and interact with professionals at the forefront of science and practise. They will address crucial opportunities and challenges of achieving successful local agriculture in African countries.
Join this seminar to:
- Meet key experts and professionals who work in the fields of sustainable and secure food production in Africa.
- Discuss practical challenges, opportunities and solutions to improve local agricultural productivity in African countries.
- Discover the latest technology, data collection and network innovations on weather, ICT and agriculture that support farmers and other stakeholders.
- Share your own experiences and ideas with international professionals and experts in the field.
Save the date to be part of engaging discussions and network building in weather-smart agriculture in Africa.
Early registration is recommended to ensure your participation
12.30 pm Guest arrival and lunch
13.15 pm Welcome by Gerrit Hiemstra, CEO Weather Impact
13.30 pm Plenary talks
- Betty Mulianga PhD, Centre Director Sugar Research Institute, Kenya
- Claire Jacobs, Researcher Wageningen University
- Els Veenhoven PhD, Ghana TAHMO coordinator
- Leanne Reichard, International Business Director Hydrologic BV
15.00 pm Coffee and Tea
15.30 pm Open Space Workshop
17.00 pm Closing remarks
17.15 pm Drinks and networking