The inaugural networking workshop for the BMZ-GIZ Organic Knowledge Hubs for Africa was held in SEKEM, Egypt from 2nd to 4th April 2019. The event Organized by the SEKEM Development Foundation and Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development with kind support from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), was organized under the theme: “Boosting the Role and Potential of Organic Farming in Africa” to discuss the roll out and implementation of the BMZ-GIZ supported Organic Knowledge Hubs in Africa. The event brought together about 40 participants drawn from GIZ, European partners (IFOAM OI, FiBL, Naturaland, Access Agriculture), potential partners from Southern Africa and from the Ecological Organic Agriculture institutions from Eastern, Southern, Western and Northern Africa. Among the participants were the grant winning organizations that will take the lead in the implementation of the Organic Knowledge Hubs in the different regions namely Eastern, West and Southern Africa. Biovision Africa Trust was feted as the host and lead organization for the Eastern Africa region which will operate the […]
The BvAT team in KALRO Katumani Machakos has been honored for their efforts in promoting youth involvement in agriculture in the region. The team was identified as one of the organizations connecting young people to Agriculture by the FAO and they will be supported to participate in an open forum where young entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector will be invited to showcase their projects in Machakos Town on 24th April 2019. Other young people will be invited to come and learn. The team was also requested as a build up to the event, to market it in their radio programs on Mbaitu fm. The honor came about because of a program they did early last month (in March) on youth and agriculture. Join me in congratulating the team for their hard work – Kodos to the Machakos team!!