World Food Day is an international day celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organizations concerned with food security, including the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
1) Building market linkages for organic products between small scale farmers and consumers.
2) Empowering small-scale farmers in Kenya and Uganda (and the EAC region) to explore and utilize the current agriculture trade prospects in the region.
3) Strengthening inclusive small-scale farmers’ online engagement with different stakeholders in the EAC region to promote regional integration.
KilimoMart gives small scale farmers in EAC the opportunity to access information like market information, farming practices and techniques, weather information, laws, and policies including East African Community (EAC) updates.
The online launch will take place on 5th May 2020 at 02:30 EAT. Kindly register and attend the event. We look forward to your online presence despite your busy schedules.
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23 – 24 November 2019, Arusha- Tanzania
“Exploring the transformations, alignments to elevate Africa’s food production capacity.”
The objective of this conference is to map out a route in which Africa can attain 100% food security, and delegates shall engage in deeper conversations and share impactful and replicable research based solutions that will lead to increase in food productivity in effort to achieve zero hunger in the continent.
Date: 08-09 Oct 2019
The 15th CAADP PP meeting will convene from 11th to 14th June 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya.
The theme chosen for the 15th edition of the CAADP PP is centred on “Enhancing Trade and Market Access for Accelerated Agriculture Transformation”. The theme
is chosen in the context of the Africa Continental Free.
Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) that was adopted in Kigali in March 2018 by the African Union Assembly. Indeed, this theme has been chosen because of the role that intraAfrican trade in agriculture can (and should) play in driving economic growth; but also, the significant challenges involved. In 2015, African countries spent about US$63 billion on food imports, largely from outside the continent.
The modelling work by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) projects that intra-African trade in agricultural products will be between 20% and 30% higher in 2040
with the AfCFTA in place which would then generate state revenue, increase farmer income and expand both farmer and country capacity to invest in modernizing the sector through processing and mechanization. Despite the current affairs marked by the signing of the African Union Treaty last year, the immense potential of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area has not yet been fully analysed and clarified for agriculture.
The 15th CAADP PP will, therefore, present African countries and their development and technical partners with the opportunity to reflect together, share best practices and identify
strategies and policies to foster integration, enhanced market access and intra-regional trade in agricultural commodities and services