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Africa Agribusiness & Science Week (AASW8)

CIP, a member of OneCGIAR will be participating at the 8th Africa Agribusiness and Science Week (AASW), on June 5 – 8, in Durban, South Africa. This year’s theme ‘Linking Agri-Business with Science and Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems’ aligns closely with the organization’s mission and expertise on advancing scientific research and innovation in the field of agriculture, specifically focusing on potatoes, sweet potatoes, and other root and tuber crops. CIP conducts cutting-edge research to develop improved varieties, innovative Seed and farming practices, and sustainable production systems. Through its research, CIP will showcase its contribution to enhancing the productivity, nutritional value, and resilience of agricultural systems, aligning with the theme’s emphasis on science and innovation.

In the event, CIP will lead discussions with esteemed partners such as FARA, AFAAS, CORAF, ASARECA, CCARDESA, and FAO. CIP and its partners will also share immediate, actionable solutions to adapt to climate change in three high-level sessions as follows.

The discussions and engagements will showcase how collaborative efforts can scale Climate-Resilient and Resource-Efficient Farming Systems. CIP, in partnership with agriculture stakeholders, has developed numerous agronomy solutions and will support governments to go beyond national pathways to advance practical action in advancing Food systems thinking and transformation of farmers in the global south, including Africa.

Visit the event website for more information on speakers, travel, and a detailed agenda.


06 and 07 June 2023
12:00 (SA ST)


Martha Otieno, Senior Communication Specialist


More information here

Paul Demo, CIP Regional Director for Africa
Moderator of a gender-focused side event titled The CCARDESA Fostering Agribusiness and Gender/Youth-Responsive Food Systems

Paul Demo, CIP Regional Director for Africa will participate as presenter in a parallel session titled: Client Driven farming systems options for Africa.

Joyce Maru ,Director (a.i) Global Sweetpotato Agrifood Systems Program, CIP, will join high-level panel discussion themed: Pathway for resilient farming in Africa; planning based on facts.

Client-driven farming systems options for Africa
Paul Demo, Kalpana Sharma and Joyce Maru

Africa Agribusiness & Science Week (AASW8)