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25 April 2019 - 26 April 2019

Kathmandu, Nepal

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems at the University of Florida, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and Heifer International Nepal are hosting the Third Global Nutrition Symposium in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 25 and 26, 2019. This year’s theme is Extending Our Reach: Linking Research on Livestock Systems and Extension to Improve Human Nutrition. This Symposium will bring together livestock and nutrition researchers, extensionists, and policy-makers from West and East Africa and Asia to discuss and develop actionable strategies to connect research and extension. By bridging this gap, consumption and production of nutritious foods, such as animal-source foods, will increase resulting in improved livelihoods, nutrition, and incomes, especially for women and children. The Symposium will assess the research to extension pathways and consider research delivery and diffusion through extension services in developing countries.

30 April 2019 - 9 May 2019

Kampala, Uganda

The 11th ICT4D Conference brings together public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community. Participants share how they’ve used innovations in technology to increase the impact of their work. Highly interactive and hands-on, the conference attracts a diverse audience of technical advisors, executives, and others who offer a range of practical insights on applying technology to development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges.

18 June 2019 - 21 June 2019

CREA - Centro di ricerca Olivicoltura, Frutticoltura e Agrumicoltura - Acireale, Italy

Over the last years, the global economic crunch and the challenges about climate, food and natural resources, led innovation to the centre of the agricultural policy agenda. Innovation is considered the keystone to improve farms' competitiveness in an increasingly complex context while ensuring the sustainable use of resources, food security and balanced development of territories.

New challenges pertaining to agricultural systems, including, the more recent sustainable development goals, requires a different approach to innovation, that gives far greater recognition and power to grassroots actors and processes, shifting from 'transfer' to 'intermediation' and 'co-innovation'.

In this respect, new tools have been introduced to stimulate innovation through multi-actor processes and pave the way for bottom-up innovations, the capitalization of different types of knowledge, the development of interactive knowledge exchanges focused on territorial features and specificities.

The emerging paradigm asks for a change of the traditional role of Extension and Education that have to work more closely with all the actors of the innovation systems, in the development, dissemination, and uptake of innovations. In particular, Extension needs to be reoriented to new technical competences as well as to a knowledge exchange attitude, thus to become able to support farmers' ability to change and close the gap between science and practice. 

Besides, greater involvement in the definition of policies and programmes is needed to create an enabling environment to favour co-innovation.

The future role of Extension in the development of sustainable agriculture must also take in account the diversity and organisational pluralism of services providers and the specific challenge of digitalisation.


12 September 2019 - 13 September 2019

SKYCITY Darwin, Northern Territory

The APEN Conference, held biennially, is an international meeting for rural and community advisory practitioners, researchers, and academics who combine the best extension research and practice from developing and developed countries. Don't miss this unique opportunity to share knowledge, learn new skills and improve extension.

In September 2019, Darwin will play host to our conference for the very first time. Opening a pathway for South-East Asia practitioners, researchers, and academics to network and liaise with Australian and New Zealand extension professionals. An unmissable opportunity in an unforgettable destination.

The two-day event will focus on Extending Horizons: Extension's role in climate, rural industry, and community challenges.