NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya will in October host a biannual
conference organized by universities that offer
agricultural courses in Africa, organizers said on
vice chancellor of the University of Nairobi, said the
sixth biennial conference of the Regional Universities
Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture will bring
together over 2,000 delegates from across the continent.
conference will help contribute to new ways of tackling
challenges faced in the agriculture sector,” Mbithi, who
chairs the organizing committee, told journalists in
He said the
conference is important as it will help universities
develop innovative solutions of making Africa self
reliant in food production.
the conference aims at bringing true value and
worthiness of African universities in shaping policy
discourses and presenting research outputs that add
value for the private sector and other stakeholders.
say that the forum, which has 85 members from 35
universities in the continent, is aimed at fostering
integration of African universities into the national
agricultural innovation systems and also provides a
platform for training quality graduates to support
development processes in Africa.