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23rd Annual Workshop of the Horticultural Association of Kenya (HAK)

November 13, 2023 @ 8:00 am - November 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm UTC+3

Theme: More, Healthier and Safer Food
13th – 17th November 2023
hosted at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (www.icipe.org)
Thomas Odhiambo Campus, Mbita Point, on the shores of Lake Victoria, Kenya

The objective of HAK (http://www.hakenya.net) is to promote horticultural science in Kenya through the
generation, dissemination and exchange of horticultural information and technologies among members
and stakeholders. The Association has about 250 members drawn from universities, research organisations
and industry.
The HAK annual workshops bring together academics, researchers, practitioners, scholars and farmers, to
deliberate varied topics on sustainable horticultural production in Kenya, and more broadly in Africa and
the tropics. Young scholars and practitioners benefit from dedicated training, to strengthen their scientific
and technical skills. The workshops also recognise excellence in horticultural science through awards to
best presenters. We also conduct training for farmers on basic skills in pest identification and integrated
pest management.
The theme of 2023 HAK workshop is ‘More, healthier and safer food’, in appreciation of the rising
global need for food that is produced without adverse impact on natural resources, and is devoid of
contamination by pathogens or chemicals; as well as the access, intake and uptake of sufficient amounts
of nutritious food by all people.
The forum structure includes keynote addresses, plenary presentations, field excursions, students training
on writing skills, farmers training on safe use of pesticides, laboratory and on-station visits of icipe’s
research on one health, nature-based, inclusive innovations, and awards presentation.
Don’t miss out. Join the discourse, present your research findings, form new partnerships and broaden
your networks. Register here: https://forms.gle/QCWQpv1FaVPkUMFGA
The Call for Abstracts is now open. We invite you to submit original research papers and posters related to
safe food production. All submissions will undergo a peer-review process and be evaluated based on their
relevance, originality and accuracy with respect to the workshop theme.
Submission guidelines: The abstracts should be in English language and they should not exceed 300
words. Link: https://forms.gle/PedD9X2GqM7KKmrMA

Important dates
• Abstract submission deadline: 29 September 2023
• Early bird registration: 2 October – 3 November 2023
• Results of abstract review returned to authors: 13 October 2023
• Submission of corrected abstracts (for inclusion in book of abstracts): 20 October 2023
• Full workshop registration fees due for all presenters: 3 November 2023

Fees (Ksh)
Students: 5,000
HAK members: 10,000
Non-members: 15,000
participants: 20,000
Exhibitors: 20,000

Contact: Horticultural Association of Kenya (HAK), C/o Department of Horticulture and Food Security, JKUAT, P. O. Box 62000-00200, Nairobi, Kenya. E-mail: hakenya2019@gmail.com


November 13, 2023 @ 8:00 am UTC+3
November 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm UTC+3
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