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Biotechnology

Biotechnology (sometimes shortened to "biotech") is the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make useful products, or "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives there of, to make or modify products or processes for specific use" (UN Convention on Biological Diversity) (Wikipedia). There is quite a controversy on how biotech is or should be used to improve African agriculture. Please have your say on this on g

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of AAAPD meet regularly on this forum to discuss matters related to the functioning of AAAPD. The Boards also meets in person whenever chances arise. The Founding and Current Board of Directors (region/expertise) includes: ·         Dr. Andrew Manu, President  (West Africa/Soil Science); ·         Dr. Dianah Ngonyamo-Majee, Vice President (Southern Africa/Animal Nut

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Education

Working with collaborators in Africa and abroad, AAAPD will help in the following areas: strengthening linkages between agricultural professionals in the Diaspora with professionals and institutions in the continent, creating platforms for leveraging funding, catalyzing and seeking solutions to existing agricultural problems; (2) establishing professional mentoring, sabbatical and professional development programs; (3) encouraging public-private partnerships and investments in appropriate new ad

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Gender Issues

AAAPD recognizes that women are the cornerstone for smallholder farmer production in Africa but they lack opportunities, resources and training that they require to become more productive.  AAAPD will work with others to strengthen women leadership in the agricultural sector by organizing leadership workshops, summer institutes, and mentoring programs for women. AAAPD will stimulate sharing of knowledge and experiences among women leaders, particularly with the underserved. Continued intera

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Land Grab in Africa

Land grab in Africa is on the increase. Proponents claim African countries benefit from increased investment and employment while opponents claim this is tantamount to re-colonization that would exacerbate land shortages in many African countries. What is your say? Refer to the Resources tab for background information. You are also free to attach documents to support your argument.

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