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Call for Abstracts: 3rd International Conference on: Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS)

AboutThe 3rd International Conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS): For a Food-Secure Africa will take place in Accra, Ghana, from 25 to 27 September 2013. The conference, co-organized by Bioversity International, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana and a range of international partners, brings together research and development experts, private sector actors, policy makers and others interested in helping poor farmers to use so-called minor crops to improve their livelihoods and well being.The Organizers kindly invite authors to submit Abstracts of papers and posters for the 3rd International Conference on: Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS): for a Food-Secure Africa, Accra, Ghana, 25-27 September 2013.Abstracts are invited on the following conference themes:
  • Theme 1: Resilience of agricultural and livelihood systemsa) Diversification for food security in Sub-Saharan Africab) NUS for nutrition and health
  • Theme 2: Upgrading value chains of neglected and underutilized species
  • Theme 3: Creating an enabling policy environmenta) Policy frameworksb) Capacity development and institutionsc) Partnership, projects, platforms
Guidelines on how to submit an abstract are available hereKindly submit your Abstract by 15 July, 2013 to email: nus2013@cgiar.org. Click here to register for the conference. The organizers will sponsor the travel and/or accommodation of a small number of authors of abstracts. The support is needs-based and will be allocated to national scientists in Sub-Saharan Africa based on quality of submitted abstract, and gender and country representation. Partial sponsorship will be given priority. Sign up for NUS 2013 newsletter to get updates as they happen.
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