AFDB, Purdue University organise conference on agricultural innovations


The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Purdue University are organising a Scale-Up Conference on Agricultural Innovations.

The conference, which will hold from September 25th to 27th will address moving agricultural innovations from research institutions into the developing world, especially Africa.

Hundreds of individuals and organizations will be present at the Scale-Up Conference discussing on the introduction, diffusion and adoption of agricultural innovations that have the potentials to reach millions.

The keynote speaker is the AfDB President, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina and the AfDB’s Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAA) initiative shall be discussed at the conference.

According to the Associate Dean and Director of International Programs 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”,he said.

“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, the Dean of the College of Agriculture” he added