Call for papers – Increasing Agricultural Productivity & Enhancing Food Security in Africa

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in conjunction with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) is organizing a conference on the theme "Increasing Agricultural Productivity & Enhancing Food Security in Africa:  New Challenges and Opportunities."

The conference will be held on 1 - 3 November 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Conference sub-themes include:
• Science, technology, and innovation in agriculture
• Rural service provision and access to factors and inputs for production
• Food reserves, markets, trade, and regional integration
• Investments, institutions, and policies for supporting agriculture
• Agriculture, nutrition, and health linkages
• Agriculture and climate change mitigation and adaptation
• Capacity development for agriculture through education and training
• Role of agriculture and the rural nonfarm sector in economic growth and national poverty reduction
• Regional value-chains development as a pathway for increased agricultural productivity

The organizers kindly request that those who intend to present a paper on one of the sub-themes listed submit an abstract (400-word maximum) to the contact below by the submission deadline.


• Abstract: 30 JUNE 2011
• Full Paper: 31 AUGUST 2011
• Registration: 15 SEPTEMBER 2011

For more information please contact Dr. Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere.
P. O. Box: 5689, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia