Emerging Technologies for Enhancing Agricultural Productivity and Food Security in Africa
Agricultural productivity and food security remain critical major issues facing African governments. Africa's population is expected to double and rise to 2.5 billion in 2050. Despite the deployment of numerous interventions, the agricultural productivity in Africa remains low. Research has indicated that new and emerging technologies have enormous potential to address prevailing agricultural productivity and other food security related problems. This distinguished panel will highlight the role of emerging technologies in addressing agricultural productivity challenges and will share recommendations of the African Union (AU) High Level Panel on Emerging Technologies for achieving sustainable development goals.
Prof. Gassama Yaye Kene- National Academy of Sciences, Senegal
Dr. Denis Kyetere- African Agriculture Technology Foundation (AATF), Kenya
Dr. Jeremy Ouedraogo- AU/NEPAD African Biosafety Network of Expertise, Senegal
Dr. Kiran Sharma- International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India
Dr. Douglas Buhler- Michigan State University, USA
Dr. Jim Gaffney- Corteva Agriscience, Dow-DuPont, USA
Dr. Mark Edge- Bayer U.S. Crop Science, USA
Moderator: Dr. Karim Maredia- Michigan State University, USA
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