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Voice of Women in the Development of Agriculture (VOWDA) in collaboration with International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Presents

Women in Agriculture Symposium 2021 (Virtual)

Monday 24th to Tuesday 25th May, 2021

Theme: Women scientist-farmers contribution to global food security and nutrition in the 21st century

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Vicki Wilde, Senior Program Officer, Agricultural Development and Women’s Economic Empowerment – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Special messages:

Dr. Martin Fregene, Director of Agriculture and Agro-Industry, African Development Bank

Dr. Dashiell Kenton, Deputy Director General for Partnerships for Delivery, IITA

 

SUB-THEMES

  • Access to Assets, Resources and Knowledge: Policies and Services
  • The Role of Women in Food and Nutritional Security
  • Linking Women to Markets and financial institutions.
  • Evaluating Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture
  • Impact and Responses to Climate Change Related Risks and Uncertainties and linking research to policy
  • Emerging innovative technologies for food preservation, pre- harvest, and post-harvest practices
  • Assets, Resources and Knowledge: Policies and Services  

 

LEAD PAPER PRESENTERS

Plenary keynote 1- Dr. Malu Muia Ndavi- Access to Assets, Resources and Knowledge: Policies and Services

Plenary keynote 2- Dr. Rhoda Peace Tunmise- The Role of Women in Food and Nutritional Security

Plenary keynote 3- Mr. Debo Akande-Linking Women to Markets and financial institutions.

Plenary keynote 4- Prof Olawoye Janice-Evaluating Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture

Plenary keynote 5– Prof Adesegun Fatus-Impact and Responses to Climate Change Related Risks and Uncertainties and linking research to policy

Plenary keynote 6- Prof. Sarah De Saeger -Emerging innovative technologies for food preservation, pre- harvest, and post-harvest practices

Plenary keynote 7-Clemson Ayegbusi, – Assets, Resources and Knowledge: Policies and Services  

 

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Abstract Submission:

1st Call: Feb. 15- March. 15,2021

2nd and Final Call: March 16- March 30, 2021

 

Call for e-book of Proceedings: Email address: secretariat@vowda.com

Symposium link and ID will be provided upon registration.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

Chairperson, LOC

Katherine Lopez (Head, Communications Unit, IITA)

Ranjana Bhattacharjee (Molecular Breeder, IITA)

Sougrynoma Z. Sore (Head, Capacity Dev Office, IITA)

 

President, VOWDA, Yemisi Jeff-Agboola, +234 8036674706

 

Protocol & Logistics, Kareem, Kehinde Titilope, +234 8024158641

 

International Programmes Manager, VOWDA, Adegboyega, Taofeek Tope, +234 803 484 0801


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