ASRIC 2nd CONGRESS
" FREEING AFRICA FROM POVERTY, HUNGER AND DISEASES"
The STISA-2024 Priority Area 1: Eradication of Hunger and Achieving Food Security highlights Africa’s urgent need to deal with emerging challenges in food security, climate change and variability, water and land management, and increasing price volatility in global markets.
Africa is confronted apparently, with a myriad of well-known development challenges across her various countries, where some of the challenges are multifaceted, interlinked and transcend national boundaries.
Poverty in Africa is a major cause of hunger and disease with about 40% of Africans living under the World Bank International Poverty Line of US$1.90 per day. Africans living in abject poverty are unavailable to afford the barest minimum of basic human needs - food, clothing and shelter.
Chronic hunger and poverty are major determinants for sicknesses and facilitate quick spread of diseases. Yearly, Africa records huge numbers of preventable deaths from treatable illnesses like malaria, tuberculosis and yellow fever among others.
The 2nd ASRIC Congress shall be a unique potpourri with scientific sessions and paper presentations by eminent scientists and professionals with the aim of enhancing the application of Science, Technology, Research and Innovation to address Africa’s pertinent challenges.
The ASRIC 2nd CONGRESS shall focus on four (4) thematic areas which are Health Sciences; Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Water, Energy and Environment; Governance, Sociology, Business and Economics.