Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it gives us great pleasure to thank you for visiting this site and to extend a warm invitation to you to participate in the 13th African Crop Science Society (ACSS) Conference to be held in African Union Conference Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 17- 19 October 2019 on the theme “Realizing Food Security in Africa through Smart Agriculture”. The Conference will emphasize on the role of research for providing new and improved livelihood opportunities for farmers in Africa through smart agriculture, which will impact on their income generation and food security. Aspects such as agronomy, horticulture, crop improvement and physiology, post harvest handling and food sciences, rural socio-economics, agricultural extension and education, agricultural economics, agricultural microbiology, crop genetics and biotechnology, agricultural chemistry, integration of livestock in crop production, soils and agricultural engineering sciences, water sciences, environmental sciences, biodiversity and natural resources management will, therefore, be covered. In addition to keynote addresses and symposia given by invited overseas and African speakers, individuals are invited to submit papers for presentation as talks in concurrent sessions, or as posters. There will also be ample time for discussion at various workshops. 

The conference will bring together scientists, entrepreneurs, conference partners, stakeholders and business communities to exchange knowledge and experiences on social, economic and political implications and identify specific priority actions that can be taken to help government and society to implement, and to develop shared recommendations on enhancing food security through smart agriculture. For you convenience, during the days that you will be with us in the 13th ACSS conference, the city of Addis Ababa offers excellent leisure options and comfortable hotels at reasonable prices, what assures a pleasant stay for our visitors. The Organizing Committee will do everything they can so that this conference is profitable, pleasant, and that its participants positively remember it. The success of the Conference, however, strongly depends on your contribution and those of other participants.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the 13th ACSS conference!

Prof. Luisa Santos, President, African Crop Science Society 

Dr. Jemal Yussuf, Delegated President, Haramaya University

For more information contact us at acss13th@gmail.com