Extension Africa 2014 Conference

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October 20 - October 21, 2014
8:00AM - 4:00PM
Location
Mason Hall Rotunda, Fisher College of Business

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Add to Calendar 2014-10-20 08:00:00 2014-10-21 16:00:00 Extension Africa 2014 Conference The Center for African Studies (CAS) and the Office of International Programs in Agriculture (IPA), Ohio State University Extension (OSUE), the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), the Department of Agricultural Communication and Leadership (ACEL) and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University are organizing an international conference on Agricultural Extension and Food Security in Africa. Keynote Speakers: 1.   Mr. Benedict S. Kanu, Lead Agricultural Expert, OSAN, African Development Bank, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire. Topic: "Prosects and Challenges of achieving Food Security in Africa" 2.   Dr. Keith Smith, Associate Vice President Agricultural Administration and Director, Ohio State University Extension. Topic: "100 Years of Cooperative Extension Service in the United States:  Lessons for African Countries"   3.  Dr. Margaret Mangheni, Associate Professor, Department of Extension and Innovation Studies, Makerere University. Topic:  "The Future of Agricultural Extension in Africa" Research paper presentations The conference will feature paper presentations on research topics on food security, extension, gender, environment/climate change, private sector, information technology, youth and related issues on African development. Mason Hall Rotunda, Fisher College of Business Center for African Studies cas@osu.edu America/New_York public
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The Center for African Studies (CAS) and the Office of International Programs in Agriculture (IPA), Ohio State University Extension (OSUE), the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), the Department of Agricultural Communication and Leadership (ACEL) and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University are organizing an international conference on Agricultural Extension and Food Security in Africa.

Keynote Speakers:

1.   Mr. Benedict S. Kanu, Lead Agricultural Expert, OSAN, African Development Bank, Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire. Topic: "Prosects and Challenges of achieving Food Security in Africa"

2.   Dr. Keith Smith, Associate Vice President Agricultural Administration and Director, Ohio State University Extension. Topic: "100 Years of Cooperative Extension Service in the United States:  Lessons for African Countries"  

3.  Dr. Margaret Mangheni, Associate Professor, Department of Extension and Innovation Studies, Makerere University. Topic:  "The Future of Agricultural Extension in Africa"

Research paper presentations

The conference will feature paper presentations on research topics on food security, extension, gender, environment/climate change, private sector, information technology, youth and related issues on African development.