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

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
  • International 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