The Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) Conference
By Alex Wachira
The Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) invites participation at the 29th conference intended to critically analyze Land and Water Management (LWM), Technologies, Innovations and Management Practices (TIMPs) and strategies promoting Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA).
The conference is hosted by The Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) and will be held in Naivasha from the 18th to 22 nd November.
A particular focus of this conference deals with the contribution of LWM in the Agricultural Production Value Chains (APVCs), addressing threats and opportunities associated with climate change, and scaling of proven technologies for transformational impact on the livelihoods of farmers. In addition land use planning and policy will be addressed during this conference.
In line with the recent policy developments in East Africa targeting eliminating hunger and reducing poverty through agriculture, the conference touches on the pillars relating to sustainable land management, market access, increasing food supply and reducing hunger.This will be achieved through presentations on research findings, technology dissemination and adoption. Outputs from the conference will also contribute towards informing stakeholders,
including farmers, policy makers and industry at the local, national and regional level.
The conference will feature invited keynote speakers in plenary sessions, followed by sessions of related thematic oral and poster presentations. The output will be an electronic/bound proceedings and a special issue of the East African Agriculture and Forestry Journal (EAAFJ). In addition a summary of exhibited products and services will be synthesized as short communications.