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Call for Side Events – Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health Summit (AFSH)

The African Union, in collaboration with the Republic of Kenya, is organizing the Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health Summit (5-7 November, 2023).

As a part of the Summit, opportunities are created for 15 side events over two days on topical technical, policy, and finance subjects related to soil health and fertilizer in Africa. A side event at the AFSH Summit is an opportunity to showcase research/development activities and strengthen partnerships/linkages with the Summit audience.

The subject of the side events should align with one or two of the following sub-themes of the Summit:

  1. Advances in monitoring soil health, land degradation, and agronomic performance and multi-stakeholder action for scaling soil health globally through evidence-based public and private investment.
  2. Soil information systems in Africa.
  3. Process for developing and implementing Country plans and Partnership modalities for implementation of AFSH-AP.
  4. Importance and benefits of integrated landscape soil and water management to optimize fertilizer use and soil health across agricultural land uses.
  5. The organic matter component of the ISFM equation: Challenges and realistic opportunities.
  6. Policy framework around fertilizer and soil health; incentive schemes for building soil health.
  7. Financing Africa’s Fertilizer Value Chains.

Deadline for submission is 20 October 2023.

Learn more about the application process here.

Robynne Anderson

Robynne has extensive experience in the agriculture and food sector, working throughout the value chain – from basic inputs to farmers in the field to the grocery store shelf. She works internationally in the sector, including speaking at the United Nations on agriculture and food issues, and representing the International Agri-Food Network at the UN.Throughout her career she has worked with farm organisations like the Prairie Oat Growers Association, the National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi and the Himalayan Farmers Association, as well as global groups, to further the voice of agriculture in the food debate. She has also worked with Fortune 500 companies growing worldwide businesses to assist them with issues management and strategy decisions.

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