2nd International Conference on Food Security and Climate Change (ICFSCC)


 2nd International Conference on Food Security and Climate Change (ICFSCC)

 “Combating Climate Change and Covid-19 Impacts through Innovative, Adaptive and Resilient Food System”

Proposed Dates:

08-09 September 2022

Proposed Venue:

Elephant Hills Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Organised by:

Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE)

Proposed participants:

Academic and research institutions, students, farmers, policy makers, consultancy firms, NGOs/ international agencies, industry and media


The objectives of the conference are to:

  1. Enable participants to share and exchange experiences on various sub-themes of the conference;
  2. Discuss innovative, adaptive and resilient food systems that improve food security in the face of climate change and covid-19;
  3. Discuss institutional arrangements needed for addressing food security, climate change and covid-19 linkages.
  4. Promote partnerships and cooperation among national and international agencies working on food security, climate change and covid-19 management;
  5. Promote mobilization of human and financial resources for research, innovation and industrialisation that sustainably improve food security in the face of climate change and covid-19.

Structure of Conference:

The conference will combine plenary sessions, presentations of research papers, and experiences by government departments, farmers, private sector, civil society and non-governmental organisations in parallel sessions, thematic panel sessions, poster presentations and exhibitions on various sub-themes. Considering Covid-19 related restrictions, a virtual session may be included espercially for participants from outside Zimbabwe.

Expected Outputs:

  • Conference proceedings
  • Communiqué on strategies for combating disasters to achieve food security.
  • Initiation of collaborations/ partnerships for research, industrialisation and mobilisation of funding for research and innovation.

Accepted abstracts will be placed under one of the following areas

Thematic Area

Sub-Thematic Areas

Climate Change and Weather Extremes

Simulations & scenarios; Climate change-induced disasters; Mitigation & adaptation; Policy; Governance & institutions; Advocacy & Media; Early warning systems

Food Security Policy, Governance & Institutions

Food security policies; Food security governance; Food security institutions; Local & international cooperation; Food AID

Sustainable Food Production

Agroecology; Soil & water management; Climate-smart crop production systems; Climate-smart livestock production systems; Agroforestry; Crop & animal breeding; Gender, cultural & social dimensions in food production.

Biotechnology for Food Security

Crop/animal biotechnology; Genetically modified organism; Crop/livestock genomics; Transcriptomics & proteomics; Plant/animal population genetics.

Crop and Animal Health

Emerging & re-emerging crop pests & diseases; Emerging & re-emerging livestock pests & diseases; Eco-friendly pest & diseases; Integrated pest management

Food Health, Safety, Loss & Waste

Food health & safety; Pre-harvest food losses; Post-harvest food losses, Pre-and post-consumption food waste

Other Themes:

  • Wild Foods and Crop relatives
  • Value Addition, Marketing & Chain Analyses
  • Covid-19 and Food Security

Important Dates

1st Call for Abstracts

25 June 2022

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts

25 August 2022

Acceptance Notification

From 10 July 2022

Early Bird Registration

01 July – 15 August 2022

Late Registration

16 August – 31 August 2022


08 – 09 September 2022

Registration Fees


Early Bird Fees (USD)

Late Bird Fees (USD)

International Delegate



SADC/ Local Delegate






*This will cater for conference bag, teas, lunches, conference dinner and book of abstracts. All other costs will be incurred by delegates.

The registration Form and further information is on Bindura University of Science Education Website www.buse.ac.zw


Methods of Payment

Deposit the registration fee in the Bank and fax your proof of payment to +263 (271) 7534. Alternatively scan and email the bank deposit slip to Secretariat foodsec2@buse.ac.zw        

Banking Details

Account Name

Bindura University Of Science Education

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Account Type

FCA Nostro

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Swift Code


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 Contact Details

Secretariat for the Conference Organizing Committee

Bindura University of Science Education

P Bag 1020



Email: foodsec2@buse.ac.zw

Tel: +263 (271) 6230, 7531-6, 7621-4

Cell: +263779866624 /+263772 347 760 /+263776184745