Workshop on the Potential for ‘Non-Food’ Bioenergy Crops as Part of Multi-Functional Land-Use Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • 2014/11/17     Nairobi

    unu_slider-web_ws-nairobi1-660x375UNU-FLORES with support from the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Water Research and Resource Center (WARREC), and World Agroforestry Centre has organized a two-day workshop on the joint research project entitled “Potential for ‘Non-Food’ Bioenergy Crops as part of Multi-Functional Land-use Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa”.  The workshop, held in Nairobi, Kenya, begins on 18 November 2014.

    As a follow-up to the mapping study on “Soil Functioning and Food Production” in African regions, UNU-FLORES is currently in the process of developing a proposal for a joint research programme.  The workshop will provide an opportunity for project partners from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Nigeria to assemble and discuss the current stage of the proposal as well as review past decisions and make key decisions related to the organization of the project, such as the intended activities, methods used and timeline.  Thus, the workshop will be an important step in finalizing the proposal.

    Envisaged Outcomes of Day 1:

    • Refining the theme and scope of the envisioned research
    • Identify and define research questions to address knowledge gaps
    • Work out the relevance of the intended research with respect to food, water and energy security in sub-Saharan Africa

    Envisaged Outcomes of Day 2:

    • Clarification and distribution of tasks and responsibilities
    • Agreement on the necessary follow-up steps
    • Agreement on milestones