Oct 11, 2011
Advisory Committee on Science and Technology for Development Agricultural and Rural Development in ACP Countries
The ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), will host the 10th meeting of the Advisory Committee on Science and Technology for Agricultural Development and rural development in ACP countries. "Safeguarding the ACP Food System Through Science, Technology and Innovation" is the theme for this year's conference.
This meeting is consistent with the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, an annual meeting for supplying a forum discussion, offering analysis of current agricultural policies in the region. One of the main activities is a trade show which is an opportunity for farmers to showcase their products and services. This is also an opportunity to develop partnerships and networks with other companies.
The results of the work will be presented at the meeting to contribute to decisive actions that policymakers could take to safeguard the food system in ACP countries. This meeting will enable Ms. Driver to discuss agricultural issues. However, this kind of exchange is for Dean, more than a committee meeting. Indeed, Ms. Driver also wants the Faculty of Agriculture of the UoM benefits. In connection with his duties in the ANAFE, she intends to contribute its experience, promote the opening of the Faculty of Agriculture to other networks tertiary African countries, is also one of its objectives. "We can no longer work in isolation. We must ensure that Mauritius can contribute but also benefit in terms of education, training and research, "said Françoise Driver. She believes it will promote the link between research and education because, she said, the two go together.
ANAFE is a pan-African network that was recognized in 2007 as a non-governmental organization by the governments of Kenya, Tanzania and Niger. This network consists of more than 131 universities and colleges teaching agriculture, agroforestry, forestry and the environment. It also incorporates important aspects related to sustainable farming. ANAFE's mission is to facilitate changes in agricultural practices and management of natural resources, building bridges between education and rural communities, but also by strengthening its member institutions to fully participate in the implementation implement activities. Emphasis is also placed on local ownership, decision making and empowerment of stakeholders. The vision of the ANAFE involves the creation of a dynamic leader in agricultural education for development.