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The 3rd International Conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species

23–25 September 2013

ACCRA, GHANA

The emerging interest in Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS) needs to be supported by science-based evidence of how NUS contribute to food security, income generation, better nutrition and climate change resilience. To this end, Bioversity International and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana, and our partners are organizing the 3rd International Conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species.

The theme of the conference is NUS for a food-secure Africa. It will bring together research scientists, policy makers, entrepreneurs along the value chain, extension services, NGOs, development agencies, nutritionists, educators and others interested in helping poor farmers to use so-called minor crops to improve their livelihoods and well being. The emphasis will be on sharing evidence of what works.

The organizers are optimistic that efforts currently under way to secure full funding and support for the Conference will be successful and are issuing this Preliminary Announcement to enable researchers time to prepare to attend the conference.

Papers and posters will be invited on three conference themes:

Theme 1: Resilience of agricultural and livelihood systems
Theme 2: Upgrading value chains of neglected and underutilized species
Theme 3: Creating an enabling environment

Find out more on the Conference website