Afri-Veg Forum 2017

The main objective of the conference is to bring together a
global community of stakeholders (the academia, NGO, donor
agencies, and industry) working on issues related to African
indigenous vegetable to drive the process of promoting
entrepreneurial development in the vegetable sector.

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Register now

Register now to benefit from reduced rate of early
registration. Early bird registration ends on 30th September
2017. Standard registration ends on 15th November 2017

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Abstract Submission

Email a copy of your abstract to Afriveg2017@gmail.com on or
before 30th August 2017.

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Event Program

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Travel and Hotels

The location of the even is at Sun Beach Hotel, Fidjrossè
Calvaire, Cotonou, Benin Republic.

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AFRICAN VEGETABLE FORUM 2017

Producers, marketers, processors, and consumers have identified various problems that militate against the cultivation and utilization of indigenous vegetables in Africa. These include lack of planting materials, lack of production package information, lack of government support, the psyche of consumers that discourage promotion of indigenous species, lack of awareness of the food value of the species, difficult production techniques e.g. staking, etc., and high degree of perishability amongst others. It is known that the agrarian/rural communities that constitute about 65% of most African countries rely on these valuable vegetables for daily supplies of nutrients, vitamins and even protein. Thus, sustained production and utilization of these indigenous vegetables (IVs) will be a solution to the persistent problems of food and nutritional security in Africa. It is therefore timely to organize a forum to discuss issues that are related to the production and utilization of the indigenous vegetables of Africa from the perspectives of science, technology, finance and policy. Therefore, one of the goals of this conference is to bring together the stakeholders in the indigenous vegetables value chain. The conference will focus on development of improved agronomic methods, improved value addition, post-harvest and processing technologies, financing and the development of new market outlets which will contribute to the economic well-being of the rural women and generally enhance the average family income and provide a bulwark against food and nutritional insecurity.