Food security in Africa, opportunities and challenges: BecA-ILRI Hub Director at the Annual Bioforsk Conference in Norway
- Written on Friday, 07 February 2014 07:03
During the 5-6 February 2014 Annual Conference organized by the Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Bioforsk, Dr Appolinaire Djikeng, Director of the BecA-ILRI Hub gave a keynote presentation on the opportunities and challenges of food security in Africa.
While at the conference in Hamar, Norway, Dr Djikeng also had the opportunity to compare the challenges that Sub Saharan Africa and South East Asia face in as far as food security is concerned with Dr Udaya Sekhar Nagothu, Director of International Projects in South and SE Asia and Africa at Bioforsk.
In this 5minute film, Dr Djikeng and Dr Nagothu discuss the need to support small holder farmers in both regions to manage land and water resources, access markets and manage post-harvest losses to ensure sustainable food production.
Bioforsk, the Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, conducts applied and specifically targeted research linked to multifunctional agriculture and rural development, plant sciences, environmental protection and natural resource management. International collaboration is given high priority.
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