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Call for conference papers: Challenges and Opportunities for Agricultural Intensification of the Humid Highland Systems of sub-Saharan Africa (October 2011)

8 February 2011

Papers for oral or poster presentation are invited for the four conference themes:

System components: Papers should (i) assess constraints and performance of single production components and (ii) propose and evaluate interventions to improve the efficiency, profitability, quality, and productivity of these components.

System integration: Papers are expected to present advances with farming system analysis and integration. Studies on system component interactions for different farmer typologies are particularly relevant.
Drivers for adoption: Papers should improve the understanding of drivers for adoption, including post-harvest processing for value addition, access to input/output markets and information, improved health and nutrition, access to and control over resources, appropriate policy, and social capital.

Knowledge-intensive approaches: Papers are expected to address the effectiveness of novel and participatory research and extension approaches, multi-stakeholder partnerships, and tools to effectively learn, monitor and evaluate.

The conference will convened in English and French, with simultaneous translation available.

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