|dc.description||The First IAALD Africa Conference aimed at creating a platform to share experiences and challenges that would help mobilise and apply agricultural information and knowledge to improve food security, win the fight against hunger, and enhance the livelihoods of rural communities across the African continent.
The conference brought together major stakeholders in agriculture and related fields, especially information and communication professionals, researchers, policy makers, extension officers, farmers, information providers, private sector players and development partners actively involved in agricultural development, among others. A total of 221 delegates attended the conference from Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Latin America.
The theme of the Conference was “Managing Agricultural Information for Sustainable Food Security and Improved Livelihoods in Africa”.
The specific objectives of the conference were:
• To showcase promising agricultural information activities and results in Africa.
• To exchange ideas and help develop the skills of African agricultural information specialists in information handling and management.
• To create a platform where agriculture information professionals, scientists and other stakeholders interested in African agricultural information can interact and learn from each other’s experiences.
• To establish and launch an African chapter of IAALD.||en_US