12th African Farm Management Conference | Nov 21st - 25th 2021 - Nairobi Kenya

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About This Event

The African Farm Management Association (AFMA) invites interested farm management and agribusiness professionals and practitioners to submit papers for the forthcoming Congress planned for the 21st-25th November 2021, Panari Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

The 12th AFMA Conference follows a successful 11th Conference held at NAF Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria from the 4th-9th November 2018.

The Forum will provide an avenue for farm and agribusiness specialists and other stakeholders in the public and private sectors for exchanging knowledge and experiences in an effort to reposition African agriculture in the global environment.  

 The objectives of AFMA are to:

  1. Advance the knowledge and understanding of farm business management and to exchange ideas and information about farm management theory and practice throughout the continent of Africa and the world.
  2. Improve cooperation among stakeholders in Farm management with an interest in African issues at the regional and international levels.
  3. Promote capacity building, research, policy dialogue and interest of Farm Management in Africa.
  4. Contribute to the wider objective of agricultural productivity in an effort to reduce poverty, enhance food security and sustainable use of farm resources in Africa.
Conference Sub-Themes

The Local Organizing committee is inviting papers on the following sub-themes but not limited to;

  1. Risk Management and Climate Smart Agriculture
  2. Patents and Intellectual Property Rights
  3. Emerging Trends in African Agricultural Financing
  4. Emerging Technologies and sustainable agriculture
  5. Linking Products to markets
  6. Intra and Inter-regional trade linkages
  7. Young Generation, gender and sustainable development
  8. Farm Management and Agricultural Extension
  9. Roles of Public Private Partnership in Farming Systems
  10.  Building smallholder farmers’ resilience under COVID-19 pandemic

Where

Panari Hotel – Nairobi Kenya

When

Monday to Friday
November 21 to November 25, 2021

Local Organizing Committee

This team is behind the logistics and organization of the 12th African Farm Management Association Congress which is scheduled to take place on 21st – 25th of November 2021 at Panari Hotel – Nairobi

LOC Chairman

Prof. George Owour (PHD)

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AFMA President

Prof Usman Haruna

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Sponsorship Africa

Prof Philip Mulama Nyangweso

Secretariat

Dr. Vincent Ngeno

LOC Member

Dr. David Jakinda Otieno

LOC Member

Dr. Alfred Serem

LOC Member

Dr. Dennis Charles Otieno

LOC Member

Dr. Winrose Chepng'eno

Congress Agenda

Day 1 Agenda

November 21st - 2021

1400hrs

1400hrs - 1800hrs

Registration

Congress Delegates will be registered at the conference venue.  Virtual links will be shared with delegates who will not be able to attend the conference.

DAY 2 AGENDA

November 22nd - 2021

8:00am

Registration

8:00am - 8:30am

A registration desk will be available at the entrance of the conference venue to facilitate your registration.

8:30am

Opening Ceremony

8:30am - 9.30am

Master of Ceremony – Dr Chepchumba Chumo

Opening Remarks –  Prof P. Nyangweso & Prof. George Owuor

AFMA President: Prof. Usman Haruna – Professor of Agricultural Economics Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria

Chief Guest: P.S. Agriculture – Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, Kenya

9.30am

Plenary Session 1

9.30am - 10.30am

Sub Themes

  • Risk Management and Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Emerging Technologies and Sustainable Agriculture

Key Note Speakers

  • Prof. Usman Haruna – (AFMA President ; Professor of Agricultural Economics Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria)
  • Prof John Wibberly – CEO & Coordinator of the RURCON Communications Unit
10.30am

COFFEE BREAK & Group Photo

10.30am - 11.00am

There will also be a Group photo during this break.

11.00am

Contributed Papers Session 1

11.00am - 1.00pm

1.00pm

Lunch

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Lunch will be served in the main Dining Hall

2.00pm

Contributed Papers Session 2

2.00pm - 3.00pm

3.00pm

Plenary Session 2

3.00pm - 5.00pm

  • Prof. George Owuor – Centre Director CESAAM
  • Prof. Tom (L) Thomson – Associate Dean & Director of Global Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech
5.00pm

COFFEE BREAK

5.00pm - 6.00pm

DAY 3 AGENDA

NOVEMBER 23RD , 2021

8.00am

Plenary Session 3

8.00am - 10.30am

  • James Shikwati – IREN Kenya
  • Prof Thomas Lewe – Great Lakes University
  • Prof.P. Nyangweso – Moi University
  • Dr. Chepchumba Chumo – Moi University
1030am

COFFEE BREAK

1030am - 11.00am

11.00am

Contributed Papers Session 3

11.00am - 1.00pm

1.00pm

Lunch Break

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Lunch will be served in the Main Dining Hall

2.00pm

Agribusiness Practitioners

2.00pm - 3.00pm

3.00pm

Contributed Papers session 4

3.00pm - 5.00pm

3.00pm

COFFEE BREAK

3.00pm - 5.00pm

6.00pm

AFMA AGM

6.00pm - 7.00pm

7.00pm

GALA DINNER

7.00pm - 10.00pm

DAY 4 AGENDA

November 24th 2021

8.30am

AFMA Council Meeting

8.30am - 10.30am

DAY 5 AGENDA

November 25th 2021

8.00am

FIELD TRIP

8.00am - 4.00pm

Congress Fee

The Congress fee will cover a package of congress materials (bag, DVD of proceedings, name badges, note books and pens), mid-congress tour, refreshments tea/coffee/water), gala dinner and lunches.

Early bird and late registration will close by 31 August 2021 and 30 October 2021, respectively.

Membership Fee

Professionals

$100

  • Students Membership fee is $30
  • This is Valid for 2 years.
  • This could be paid alongside the conference fee

Early Bird Registration

Early Bird Fee

$350

  • Conference bag
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Mid-Congress Tour
  • Gala Dinner
  • Lunches

Late Registration

Late Registration Fee

$380

  • Conference bag
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Mid-Congress Tour
  • Gala Dinner
  • Lunches

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