A scale-up conference on agricultural innovations put together by the Africa Development Bank and Purdue University begins today on the school premises at West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America.
The conference, scheduled to end on Thursday, will address moving agricultural innovations from research institutions into the developing world, especially Africa.
Hundreds of individuals and organisations will be present at the scale-up conference discussing the introduction, diffusion and adoption of agricultural innovations that have the potential to reach millions.
The keynote speaker is the AfDB president, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina and AfDB’s Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAA) initiative will be discussed at the conference.
According to the Associate Dean and Director of International Programmes for the College of Agriculture at Purdue University, Indrajeet Chaubey, “this will be the first multi-day conference on this topic that includes presentations, panel discussions, case studies, and breakout group discussions to help conference participants develop a thorough understanding of how to scale up agricultural innovations to reach millions.”
“In the College of Agriculture, we work to develop solutions to real-world problems while also finding methods to realistically deliver and grow these technologies,” said Karen Plaut, Dean of the College of Agriculture.
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