INTERNATIONAL MEETING & CONFERENCE NUTRA-AFRICA

INTERNATIONAL MEETING & CONFERENCE

NUTRA-AFRICA

nutra africa

10-11 April 2014 – Florence, Italy

16:00-18:00
10 of April

PRIVATE MEETING

Barbarossa Hall, Tuscany Region

Piazza dell’Unità Italiana 1– Florence, Italy

16:00-18:00, 10 April 2014

Consensus meeting of the NUTRA-AFRICA proposal on the call Horizon 2020 “SFS.6.2014: Sustainable intensification pathways of agro-food systems in Africa”.

Restricted access to invited project’s partners and stakeholders.


9:00-13:40
11 of April

PUBLIC CONFERENCE

Auditorium Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze

via Folco Portinari 5r – Florence, Italy

9:00-13:40, 11 April 2014

International Conference, freely opened to all interesting: representatives of Regional, National and International organizations, researches policy makers, journalists, SMEs or other members of private business sectors.


New pathways for increasing agricultural productivity in Africa require an ecologic transformation of agriculture as suggested by the strategic framework of Horizon 2020 to encompass traditional agro-industrial productivity and an obsolete agri-business economy. A support action for spread Horizon strategy of research and innovation of agricultural transformation in Africa needs to explicit the challenging perspective of green economy and blue-ocean revolution.

NUTRA-AFRICA project’s innovation and conference aim to share new models of economic and social growth, both for Europe and Africa, based on the sustainability of agricultural production, which includes: improving food nutritional quality, ensuring food security, managing climate changes, increasing the productivity of soil, reducing deforestation.

 

GOALS

  • Enhancing Horizon 2020 new challenges & opportunities between Europe and Africa
  • Finding innovation pathways for Ecological Agriculture and drop down food insecurity

 

THEMES

  • Strengthening capacity building’s alliances for transforming Agro food productivity
  • Developing criteria and capacity for modernizing agriculture
  • Building competency networks in modernizing agro-food to overcome hunger and malnutrition
  • Growing resilience between Agriculture-Nutrition and Health within a gender approach.
  • Advancing in bio-green economy and blue-ocean innovation priorities in Africa

CONCEPTUAL PREMISE by Paolo Manzelli: http://www.edscuola.eu/wordpress/?p=39173

EGOCREANET PROFILE 2014: http://www.edscuola.eu/wordpress/?p=38949

Please confirm your presence in the project meeting (if invited) and in the public conference,

sending an email to Paolo Manzelli (President of EGO-CreaNET): egocreanet2012@gmail.com

 

Title of the conference open to the public:

“NOURISH AFRICA:
FUTURE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE INNOVATION”

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM:

9.00-9.15    Welcome address: Marco Bellandi – Technology Transfer Vice-Rector of University of Florence and President of Florence University Incubator

9.15-9.30    Introduction: Paolo Manzelli – EGO-CreaNET: “Shifting paradigm of Agro-food Innovation in Africa”

9.30-10.00  Opening of the Conference: Raffalele de Lutio – Ministry of Foreing Affairs V.Director of DGMO 13, Mondialization of MFA for Africa: Concept Paper on Supporting the Agri-food Sector in African Subsaharan.

10.00-10.20    Marco Bindi – Agriculture Dept. University of Florence: The role of climate change on the agricultural development of African countries: impacts and adaptation strategies”

10.20-10.40    Leonardo Cannizzaro – National Council of Research: “Advancing in blue-ocean innovation priorities in Africa”

10.40-11.00    Bruno Biavati – Agriculture Dept. University of Bologna: “Development of knowledge about fermented foods used in Africa.”

11.00-11.20    Mario Tredici – Agriculture Dept. University of Florence: “Microalgae: a novel source of high-quality food ingredients to combat malnutrition in Africa”

11.20-11.40    Roland Poms – International Crops Corporation (Austria): “ICC partnership for Africa Agriculture innovation”

11.40-12.00    David Alejandro Solano Grima, Fabrice Gouriveau – Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia and National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (Spain): “The contribution of sustainable forestry and agroforestry to food security”

12.00-12.20    R.C. Gatti, A. Bombelli – Impacts on Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Terrestrial Ecosystems DEpt. of Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change: “CMCC research activities in Africa”;

12.20-12.40    Mauro Perini – Water Right Foundation: “Towards expo 2015: knowing water to nourish the planet”

12.40-13.00    Roberto Negri – International Volunteers for Social Enterprise Development NGO: “Visis, by volunteering a witness from Africa”

13.00-13.20    Closing lecture: Donato Romano – Economy Dept. University of Florence. “The development of agriculture as a contribution to food and nutrition security in Sub-Saharan Africa”

13.20-13.40    Leonardo Piccinetti – EFB (Belgium): “Europe for Business: our role in the project”

Languages of the conference: both Italian and English, without translation

The public conference is open and without any fee.

Registration is required,
please send an email to Paolo Manzelli (President of EGO-CreaNET): egocreanet2012@gmail.com

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