Is dissemination of technologies one of the critical means to improve agricultural productivity in Africa? The Center for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) is expected to communicate its research and development outcomes on SADC countries that undertook to apply new agricultural technologies.
Under the Agricultural Productivity Programme for Southern African (APPSA), the member countries will provide evidence in implementing technology generation and dissemination, facilitating regional collaboration in agricultural research and point to methods used to share agricultural information.
APPSA is a six-year project (2013-2019) with only 3 SADC member countries participating. Malawi participation focussed on maize based farming systems, while Mozambique focussed on rice-based farming systems and Zambia focusing on food legumes-based farming systems.
Additional countries within the SADC region are expected to join as APPSA evolves and expands. The regional conference commences from 28-30 November 2019, Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport.
CCARDESA will also launch its app at the regional conference.
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