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 :
On the 25th of April 2018 at the Bouchout Castle Meise, 30 selected African Diaspora Entrepreneurs took part in the African Diaspora Agro Food Forum. This event was organized by The Food Bridge vzw in partnership with the BigPicnic Project, Africe Europe Faith and Justice Network, Paepard and the Meise Botanic Garden Belgium.
The participants had insightful discussions about the potentials and challenges for African Entrepreneurs in the Agro Food sector. The themes discussed in the panels were African Diaspora Food Market, African Diaspora Investment in the agro food sector and scientific innovations for the agro food sector. A full report of the event will be out soon.
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