Registration for the 4th IAALD Africa Conference is Open

The 4th IAALD Africa Conference will provide a platform for agricultural information and knowledge specialists in Africa to discuss and strategize their contributions to the global 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the African Union's Agenda 2063, focusing on the conference theme and sub-themes (***). 

Authors are kindly requested to observe these guidelines for the preparation and delivery of manuscripts. 

If you are to attend the 4th IAALD Africa Conference, please, complete this registration form

Theme and Sub-Themens

The theme of the 4th IAALD Africa Conference is

Agricultural Innovations, Information and Knowledge: Catalyzing the Attainment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union Agenda 2063 and has the folloiwng sub-themes:

***  Knowledge Generation, Management and Sharing

  • Documenting experiences, lessons learned & good practices and sharing agricultural knowledge;
  • Agricultural innovations systems and advisory services targeting small-holder farmers and rural communities;
  • National and institutional initiatives and frameworks for agricultural knowledge sharing;
  • Capacity Development for agricultural knowledge generation, management and sharing.

***  Women, Youth and Agriculture

  • Engaging and empowering women and youth in agriculture and rural development;
  • Rural transformation, agribusiness, entrepreneurship and women and youth;
  • Capacity Development for women and youth in agriculture.

***  Open Data and Open Science

  • Open Data standards and software platforms;
  • Regional, national and institutional Open Data and Open Science initiatives and frameworks in agriculture;
  • Regional and national multi-stakeholder processes/platforms/forums for Open Data and Open Science in agriculture;
  • Entrepreneur opportunities in Open Data and Open Science;
  • Capacity Development for Open Data and Open Science in agriculture.

***  ICT and Agriculture

  • ICT adoption and use by smallholder farmers (especially women and youth) and rural communities;
  • ICT applications in agriculture and rural development including Apps, services, etc. targeting smallholder farmers and rural communities;
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) (drones) in agriculture and rural development – applications and services, cases, challenges, policies, research, etc.;
  • Social media in agriculture and rural development;
  • Capacity development for ICT in agriculture and rural development, especially for women and youth.

Workshops, Seminars and Exhibition

If you are intesrested in organizing a Capacity Development related event or exhibiting at the conference, contact Ms Amanda Makwangwaidze at [email protected]


If your organization wants to sponsor some aspects of the conference, please, contact Gracian Chimwaza at [email protected]

For more information please consult : The IAALD Africa Chapter >>> 4th IAALD Africa Conference, 30th May - 1st June 2018, Pretoria, South Africa


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