Credit ("Bartay" IDRC) Kenya Veterinary Assistant Charity Mbogo giving the BCPP vaccine through the tail to cattle, while Dr. Ramona Ndanyi watches Project
Credit ("Bartay" IDRC) Kenya Veterinary Assistant Charity Mbogo giving the BCPP vaccine through the tail to cattle, while Dr. Ramona Ndanyi watches Project
Credit ("Bartay" IDRC) Mali Village farmer weighs her sheep for record keeping on weight gain Project
Credit ("Bartay" IDRC) Mali Village farmer weighs her sheep for record keeping on weight gain Project
Credit (IDRC "Bartay") Kenya ILRI Laboratories Project
Credit (IDRC "Bartay") Kenya ILRI Laboratories Project
Credit ("Bartay" IDRC) Nigeria The Ogunmo seed. Harvesting the seeds for seed production Project
Credit ("Bartay" IDRC) Nigeria The Ogunmo seed. Harvesting the seeds for seed production Project
Credit ("Derek Peak" University of Saskatchewan) Rainwater harvesting on a hill in Benin Project
Credit ("Derek Peak" University of Saskatchewan) Rainwater harvesting on a hill in Benin Project
Credit ("Brian Sokol" (Panos) IDRC) Mama Zaina Said, right, head of the local dairy goat organization, holds a goat in Kunke Village Tanzania Project
Credit ("Brian Sokol" (Panos) IDRC) Mama Zaina Said, right, head of the local dairy goat organization, holds a goat in Kunke Village Tanzania Project

Theme:  Research to Feed Africa
Date:     September 1, 2014
Venue:  Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Conveners: Canada’s International Development Research Centre  and Foreign Affairs Trade and Development, Canada in collaboration with Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network, and African Green Revolution Forum
Sponsors:     The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF www.idrc.ca/cifsrf)

The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) and its collaborating partners are pleased to announce a high-level policy dialogue on food, income, and nutrition security: Research to Feed Africa. Join us in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on September 1, 2014 for this event marking 2014 as the Year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa. The Dialogue precedes another high-level forum in the same city: the 2014 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) taking place from September 2 to 4, 2014.

The Research to Feed Africa dialogue will bring together senior ministers and policymakers; researchers; farming, private sector, and agribusiness leaders; and representatives from financial institutions, international governmental and non-governmental organizations, and civil society. Dialogue delegates will discuss the solutions that research has to offer to feed Africa’s hungry people, in particular: 

  • new trends to make agricultural research work for the poor
  • new pathways to deliver cutting edge science for impact
  • win-win entry points to achieve both research and development impact
  • practical experiences to take innovations to the millions who need them

CIFSRF is a program of Canada’s International Development Research Centre undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada. CIFSRF supports applied, collaborative, results-oriented research projects that can significantly improve agriculture and nutrition in developing countries. CIFSRF is organizing the dialogue in collaboration with Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), an Africa-wide agricultural policy think-tank that has long experience in convening multi-stakeholder food and nutrition security policy dialogues across the continent.


Please save this date.  Interested participants should register at www.agrforum.com  before August 11.  For more information, visit the FANRPAN website, or please contact: Pascal Sanginga Psanginga@idrc.ca, Anne-Marie Butuba (Abutuba@idrc.ca); and Lindiwe Sibanda policy@fanrpan.org and Lufingo Mwamakamba (LMwamakamba@fanrpan.org)