WACCI International Conference on Food and Nutrition Security in Africa

The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) is organizing its first international conference in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the University of Ghana. The overall objective of the conference is to bring together researchers and students from Africa and other parts of the world, working on various research components in Agriculture to discuss research outcomes and establish collaborative partnerships in transforming Africa's agriculture towards improving the livelihood of smallholder farmers. The conference will host keynote and plenary speakers from regional and international institutions.

Topical issues to be discussed fall under five thematic sessions:

  • Crop Breeding & Genomics
  • Tree Crops Improvement & Value Chains
  • Biotechnology
  • Seeds & Postharvest Management Systems
  • Nutrition Security & Food Safety

Confirmed Speakers

Keynote speaker:

Dr. Howard-Yana Shapiro (Mars Inc., USA)

Plenary speakers:

Dr. Abdou Tenkouano (CORAF/WECARD, Senegal)

Dr. Chiedozie Ngozi Egesi (NRCRI, Nigeria & Cornell, USA)

Dr. Emmanuel Okogbenin (AATF, Kenya)

Dr. Harold Roy-Macauley (AfricaRice, Côte d’Ivoire)

Dr. Joe DeVries (AGRA, Kenya)

Dr. Peter Kulakow (IITA, Nigeria)

Dr. Rajeev Varshney (ICRISAT, India)

Dr. Ramadjita Tabo (ICRISAT, Mali)

Dr. Victor Afari-Sefa (AVDRC, Benin)

Important Dates

May 2, 2018 Call for Abstracts
May 31, 2018 Deadline for Early Registration(20% Discount)
July 27, 2018 Deadline for Late Registration / Abstract Submission

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