October university forum to focus on food security

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Food security will take centre stage during this years’ regional university forum as several universities in the continent converge in Nairobi to find ways of improving food production in the continent.

The regional conference is scheduled to begin on 22nd of October 2018 at the Kenyatta international convention center-KICC to find ways of addressing food insecurity.

Kenyan Universities will this year spearhead the conference led by University of Nairobi. University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor Prof Peter Mbithi launching activities geared towards the conference, said the forum provides an opportunity to share experiences and research with the aim of coming up with a lasting solution to food insecurity in the continent.

Prof Mbithi said the partnership focuses on transforming African Agricultural Universities   to contribute to Africa’s growth   and development.

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Prof Mbithi said Ruforum vision 2030 aims at boosting Agricultural and Agri-food system in higher education to act as the engine that will drive Agricultural transformation.

Several Vice Chancellor attending the launch said the forum provides a perfect opportunity for Africa to learn from its mistakes and bridge the gaps. About 66 African Agricultural Universities will participate in the October forum.

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