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The Food Bridge vzw will be organizing a workshop on the 16th of September, as part of the preconference workshops of  2018 Tropentag conference at the university of Gent.  ( http://www.tropentag.de/conference/general.php). The theme of the workshop is 'Linking the Diasporans to research and European SMEs'. This session is organized in collaboration with Papaerd, the Bigpicnic project and FAAB vzw.

Tropentag, which is an annual interdisciplinary conference on research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, natural resource management and rural development is jointly organised by the universities of Berlin, Bonn, Göttingen, Hohenheim, Kassel-Witzenhausen, Hamburg, ZALF e.V., ETH Zurich (Switzerland), Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (Czech Republic), BOKU Vienna (Austria) and the Council for Tropical and Subtropical Research (ATSAF e.V) in co-operation with the GIZ Advisory Service on Agricultural Research for Development (BEAF).

More than 600 researchers and scientist working on tropical agriculture are expected at this event. Some of the keynote speakers are :

Alexander de Croo, Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom and Postal Services, Belgium

Ramon L. Espinel, Professor & Dean, Facultad de Ciencias de la Vida, ESPOL-Guayaquil, Ecuador

Bernhard Freyer, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Namukolo Covic, coordinator A4NH in Ethiopia

Stineke Oenema, coordinator of the UN SCN (Standing Committee on Nutrition), Italy

Emile Frison, Member International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food), Orvieto, Italy

Francois Stepman, European co-manager, Platform for African, European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD), Belgium

For more information on the session on linking diasporas to reasearch and SMEs, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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In collaboration with Kwabre Ne Sekyere Belgium,Mfantesman vzw,Voice of Women International, Kente FM and other African organizations, we are organizing "The Helping Hand project",is an action started in 2016, aimed at feeding the homeless in the Brussels area. We are in need of volunteers to help with the cooking, packing and distribution of food to the homeless and needy. We are also still looking for sponsors for this project. We do not accept funds but prefer sponsorship in the form of donations of desired food items, food packaging materials. if you are interested in giving a helping hand, contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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