The overall objective of the conference is to share the state-of-the-art knowledge and innovations along the most important crop value chains in Africa in a context challenged by climate change and other stressors.

At the conference, the latest results from crop science research & technology innovation will be presented and the way forward for achieving more resilient livelihood opportunities, increased food and nutrition security and agribusiness growth for economic and social development will be discussed.

The conference will also provide an opportunity to further enlighten both young and senior academics on key issues that threaten agricultural development on the continent.