While the concept of Conservation Agriculture is now widely known and generally endorsed and accepted by different practitioners in higher education, there are still significant challenges in relation to integration of Conservation Agriculture concepts within the current agriculture education systems in our African universities. Thus, it is envisaged that creation of a community of practice for academia can provide a domain of knowledge that creates a common ground and sense of identity among academicians within Agricultural universities in Africa. It is anticipated that the community of practice approach will create an opportunity to forge agenda towards having conservation agriculture aspects integrated within agricultural curriculum in our African universities.
The proposed workshop is a way to kick start a mechanism for academia communities of practice to build up a sustained professional conversation around identified domain and practice issues related to conservation agriculture in Africa. This concept note presents a proposal to have selected academicians from higher learning institutions in Eastern and southern Africa to meet, discuss and share knowledge and experience revolving around Conservation agriculture and agree on how best such information could be integrated to benefit our university education systems. The workshop is intended to be an open information exchange forum bringing together academicians engaged in promotion of conservation agriculture in African universities.
Workshop Expected Outputs
Participants from agricultural higher learning institutions in Africa are invited.