African animal agriculture faces a multitude of challenges, from climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic to animal diseases, market access issues and even environmental concerns, which have significantly impacted food production systems across the continent.
Notably, the recent push to reduce meat consumption based on environmental concerns adds to the complexity of these challenges.
However, sustainable, research-based livestock development can improve livelihoods and food security while increasing climate resilience in Africa.
At the 8th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) will take a leading role in fostering dialogue and collaboration with diverse stakeholders to showcase how comprehensive livestock solutions encompass this year's conference theme, Sustainable African animal agriculture: challenges and future prospects.
Through keynote and plenary speeches, side events, discussions, research presentations and poster sessions, ILRI aims to identify strategies that can transform these challenges into opportunities for African animal agriculture.
How can African animal agriculture benefit from the current technological revolution? – Appolinaire Djikeng, director general, ILRI
How can Africa achieve food security and sustainable animal agriculture in the face of climate change? – Siboniso Moyo, deputy director general, research and development – biosciences, ILRI
Tuesday 26 September 2023
Wednesday 27 September 2023
Thursday 28 September 2023