Conference on Africa’s Agricultural Productivity
October 2 - October 3
The Conference on Africa’s Agricultural Productivity (CAAP) for Food Security, has been Endorsed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation and is being organized to deliberate on the urgent need to raise the level of food production in the continent, with a sharp focus to addressing the issues surrounding food deficit in Africa in a more integrated manner.
In attendance will be governments, private sector, agricultural stakeholders, Academicians/ researchers, journalists and the Farming community to share impactful and replicable research based solutions that will lead to increase in food productivity in effort to achieve zero hunger in the continent.
The focus area will be:-
Huge food deficit, urgency & scale: 870 Million People go to be without food, out of these, 333 million are classified as severely food insecure. Of importance to note, is that human popuis causing Climate change to be even harsher, making farmers to work lesser hours, enabling crop pests to thrive at the rate of 40%, leading crops to losing their nutrients while still in the farm.
Increased Atmospheric Carbon dioxide: is causing Climate change to be even harsher, making farmers to work lesser hours, enabling crop pests to thrive at the rate of 40%, leading crops to losing their nutrients while still in the farm
Africa’s position and resources: Africa has been ranked as the least food producers globally, yet more Africans are farmers practicing on small parcels of land. Reports indicated that other continents have exhausted their agricultural land, but Africa has 60% Arable land that remains uncultivated.
Elevating Africa into farming Superpower: An estimated 1 Trillion dollar worth of potential that needs to be explored, to boost the incomes of farmers and economy of the continent.
During the CAAP for Food Security, delegates shall unpack the opportunities , challenges and solutions that will foster the achievement of 100% food security, by Exploring the transformations, alignments and adjustments necessary to elevate Africa’s food production capacity.