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13th African Crop Science Society Conference

September 16 - September 19

The African Crop Science Society (ACSS) is organizing its 13th Conference which will be hosted by Eduardo Mondlane University in collaboration with the National Agriculture Research Institute (IIAM) and other higher education institutions in Mozambique. The conference shall be held from the 16th to the 19th of September 2024, in Maputo, Mozambique. The Conference will provide a platform for sharing and discussing research results that bring solutions towards enhancing agricultural development in Africa. It is expected that more than 400 scientists and innovators, farmers, entrepreneurs and agribusinesses, educators and policymakers involved in agricultural-related value chains from all over Africa will attend.

The overall objective of the conference is to share 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.

The overall theme of the Conference “Building Africa’s Future” – Crop Research and Innovation for Agricultural Transformation, Resilience and Inclusion, expresses the broad range of opportunities and challenges facing African agriculture today that will be addressed during the conference.


The conference will focus on the contribution of crop research and innovation to agricultural transformation in Africa across 3 main pillars:

Theme 1. Agricultural production systems for a sustainable, viable and efficient production from planting to processing, marketing and consumption.

Theme 2. Resilience for reduced impact of climate change, natural hazards and climate-related disasters.

Theme 3. Inclusion for market involvement of women and youth in agriculture.


Important dates:

30th April 2024 – Abstract submission

31st March 2024 – Special sessions (workshops, side events, short courses) submission

31st May to 31st July 2024 – Early registration
1st August to 17th September 2024 – Late registration

For registration and information pack click here or download the Conference Concept Note.


Maputo, Mozambique
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