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.
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.