Background

The Centre for Dryland Agriculture (CDA), is a World Bank – supported Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE) established to serve as a regional training hub for the West and Central African (WCA) sub-region. Bayero University, Kano (BUK) established the Centre in 2012 as part its effort towards addressing the development challenges of the dryland areas of WCA. This was borne out of the realization that addressing the myriad of problems in the WCA dryland region requires generation of knowledge and applied research products that will produce outcomes focussed on reducing poverty, improving agricultural productivity, enhancing food and nutrition security, improving natural resources and ecosystem services, mitigating the impacts of climate change, and reducing conflicts and human migration.

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  • Click on the remita link  and proceed to feel the form making sure you enter a valid email address

  • Select name of service as CDA and enter description and other information presented in the form  – make sure you enter a valid email address and phone number

  • Bring the receipt to the venue of the conference after which a receipt will be issued to you

Information Area

The Centre for Dryland Agriculture (CDA), is a World Bank – supported Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE) established to serve as a regional training hub for the West and Central African (WCA) sub-region. Bayero University, Kano (BUK) established the Centre in 2012 as part its effort towards addressing the development challenges of the dryland areas of WCA. This was borne out of the realization that addressing the myriad of problems in the WCA dryland region requires generation of knowledge and applied research products that will produce outcomes focussed on reducing poverty, improving agricultural productivity, enhancing food and nutrition security, improving natural resources and ecosystem services, mitigating the impacts of climate change, and reducing conflicts and human migration.

In pursuance of its mandate, the CDA held its First International Conference on Drylands in 2014, with the Theme “Climate Change and Food Security in the African Drylands”. Two years later, in 2016, the second International Conference with the theme “Agricultural Diversification: A panacea to food insecurity in the Drylands” was held; while the third conference, themed “Resource Constraints, Conflicts and Changing Climate in the Drylands: options for attaining SDGs” took place in 2018.

A major challenge for the drylands all of the world is implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Indeed, agriculture is at the core of the livelihoods and social wellbeing of the inhabitants of the drylands, and thus the role of research, innovation and partnership for agricultural development are central. In 2019, the UN declared the years 2021-2030 as the International Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. This theme is set to be the focus of the 4th International Conference on the Drylands scheduled to take place from Monday 29th November to Wednesday 2nd December 2020. The Conference aims to bring together scientists, farmers, policy makers, civil society organizations and the private sector from across the globe to examine how the SDGs would be attained in the drylands in the face of resource scarcity, climate change and the emerging conflicts.

In the recent years, many nations in the drylands have been awash with conflicts such as rebellion, insurgency and pastoralist-farmer clashes with attendant loss of lives and properties and impairment of Agricultural development. The conference will examine how public policies, research and development programmes will ensure ecosystem restoration in the face of food security-conflicts conundrum in the drylands.

HOTELS ADDRESS RATE / NIGHT (₦) 
Bristol Palace Hotel 52-54 Guda Abdullahi Street, Farm Center Road, Kano, Kano, Nigeria ₦42,000 – ₦51,000
Green Desert Palm Hotels Ltd F1/F2Hajj Camp Round About, Katsina Road ₦12,000 – ₦16,000
Royal Tropicana Hotels Ltd Niger Street, Kano ₦14,760 – ₦58,000
Kano Durbar Hotel Ltd No.11b Ahmadu Bello Way, Kano ₦10,150 – ₦16,240
BUK Guest House Bayero University, Kano (old campus) ₦5,000 – ₦10,000
Mambayya House Aminu Kano Way, Gwammaja, Kano ₦10,000
Nassarawa Guest House Ltd No.314 Lamido Road, Kano ₦6,000
Prince Hotel Tamandu Road off Abdu Bako way Nassarawa GRA Kano ₦18,560 – ₦24,360
K Suites No.21 Race Course Road, Nassarawa, Kano ₦20,000- ₦50,000
Tahir Guest Palace No 4 Ibrahim Natsugune, Off Ahmadu Bello Way, Nassarawa, Kano ₦25,894 – ₦40,535
Sultanate Suites No.35 Race Course Road, Nassarawa GRA, Kano ₦11,600 – ₦29,000
Grand Central Hotel Kano No.1 Bompai Road ₦18,500 – ₦68,500
Ni’imah Guest Palace Ltd No.8b Suleiman Crescent Nassarawa GRA Kano ₦13,200 – ₦51,900
Centre For Excellence Hotel Opp. Race Course, Race Course Road, Kano ₦5,000 –  ₦8,000

Deadlines

Submission of abstracts       :          30th June 2020

Notification of acceptance   :          31st August 2020

Submission of Full paper     :          30th October 2020

Dryland Conference

Conference Theme

The theme of this year’s Conference is “Ecosystem Restoration and Natural Resource Management: Exploring Opportunities for Food Security in Drylands”.

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Food Security-Conflicts Conundrum in the Drylands

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Strengthening Resilience in Fragile Ecosystems – the Science and Policy

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Actions for Improved Dryland Food Security

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Objectives

  • To share and disseminate knowledge and experiences of dryland agriculture and related fields, with emphasis on ecosystem restoration, climate change and natural resources management, crops and cropping systems, range and livestock management, livelihoods and natural resource economics and mechanization in dryland environments.
  • To establish a network and collaborations between researchers from the West and Central Africa sub-region and other dryland areas.