Inaugural Seminar: The Nexus of Agriculture, Environment and Livelihoods

On September 10, the AgCenter held its inaugural seminar — The Nexus of Agriculture, Environment and Livelihoods. Opened with a lively keynote speech from the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development from Nigeria, Dr. Akin Adesina, the seminar included panels with leading voices from academia, the private sector, and international organizations. The day-long seminar also included a demonstration of several tools and technologies of the AgCenter and others, including SoilDoc, the Africa Soil Information Service, and Vital Signs, as well as others. For the agenda, see here. To read Minister Adesina’s speech, see here.

Watch the keynote speech from the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development from Nigeria, Dr. Akin Adesina

See our pictures from the event.

Sean Solomon Akin speaking panel 1 regional challenges panel Vijay panel Soil Doc ICT SoilDoc team Emilie and Flora Lackner and Lambe Bena and others Ray Weil and others SoilDoc with John Dyson Mark Musumba Gillian and Gary Jeff sachs coatsworth
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SoilDoc: Extension agents can enter data directly into a tablet to get nutrient recommendations for farmers in real time. Here, a member of the SoilDoc team shows how to use the tablet and what types of information are gathered.