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604. Report on TICAD8 Side-Event “Healthy Soils for Food Security in Africa: The Potential of Regenerative Agriculture”

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On August 5, the TICAD 8 official side-event “Healthy Soils for Food Security in Africa: The Potential of Regenerative Agriculture” co-organized by JIRCAS and the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) was held online. A report and video of the event are now available on the SAA website. 

The video of the event is now available on the following YouTube link.
Japanese: https://youtu.be/chGgoTTCSNE

English: https://youtu.be/_yZwIjWw04c

The Sasakawa Africa Association is also organizing another TICAD8 official side-event as follows.

▼ Friday, August 26 / TICAD8 Official Side-Event▼

Small-scale farmers in Africa are facing risks due to global crises such as climate change.  The widespread diffusion of improved technologies to address these crises is essential to balance food production and sustainable natural resource management. In recent years, digital technologies have played an important role in agricultural extension and are spreading rapidly. This event will will highlight trends, good practices, and recommendations for multidimensional, digitally-enabled agricultural extension in face of global crisis.

Multidimensional digitally-enabled agricultural extension in Africa―Accelerating agricultural transformation in the face of global crisis―
Date : Friday, August 26, 2022, 19:30-22:15 (JST)
  (Registration deadline: Friday, August 26, 16:00)
Organizer : Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA)
Co-organizers : IFPRI, AFAAS
Language : English (simultaneous interpretation available)
For more information and registration, please visit https://www.saaticad8.com/degitally.html

Researchers from the Sasakawa Africa Association will also be speaking at an event hosted by JIRCAS on August 30 (Tuesday), to discuss the need for sustainable soil management from the perspective of the agricultural extension field. We look forward to your participation.

Managing African Soil for Food Security and Environmental Sustainability: Opportunities and Challenges of Agronomy to Solve Low Fertility/Nutrient Bottlenecks
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 17:00-19:00 (JST)
Organizer : Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
Supported by: Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan International Cooperation Agency
Registration deadline is Aug 29 at 16:00 (JST).
Japanese: https://www.jircas.go.jp/ja/event/2022/e20220830
English: https://www.jircas.go.jp/en/event/2022/e20220830

Contributor: IIYAMA Miyuki (Director, Information Program)


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