Wednesday, July 10, 2013

6th Africa Agriculture Science Week and FARA General Assembly

Every three years, the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) convenes a continental gathering of all stakeholders involved in Africa agricultural development. This gathering has become known as the Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW). The Government of Ghana has graciously accepted to host the sixth (6th) AASW and the General Assembly of the FARA. The theme this year: Africa Feeding Africa through Agricultural Science and Innovation
The AASW will bring together representatives of FARA's constituents including African and non-African institutions involved in African agricultural research and development such as the Sub-Regional Organizations (SROs) (ASARECA, CORAF/WECARD, CCARDESA and NASRO), Farmers' and Pastoralists' Organizations, the Agricultural Research Institutions, Agricultural Educational Institutions including universities. Others are Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working in agriculture, policy makers  and private enterprises that comprise the national agricultural research systems (NARS), non-African advanced research institutions (ARIs), the International Agricultural Research Centers (IARCs), international NGOs, policy makers, private sector, Ministries of Agriculture, Education, Science and Technology, national and regional parliamentary sub-committees on agriculture and Africa’s development partners.

Monday, July 01, 2013

Africa Writes - Festival of African Literature

Africa Writes is the Royal African Society’s annual literature festival. Every year they showcase established and emerging talent from the African continent and its diaspora in what is now the UK’s biggest celebration of contemporary African writing taking place over an exciting summer weekend. The festival features book launches, readings, author appearances, panel discussions, youth and children’s workshops, and other activities.

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th July 2013 at The British Library, United Kingdom.

About the Royal African Society

The Royal African Society is Britain's prime African organisation. Now more than 100 years old, its in-depth, long-term knowledge of the continent and its peoples makes the Society the first stop for anyone wishing to know more. They foster a better understanding of Africa in the UK and throughout the world - namely its history, politics, culture, problems and potential.

The Royal African Society disseminates knowledge and insight to make a positive difference to Africa's development and celebrates the diversity and depth of African culture.