Fifth All Africa Horticultural Congress


We cordially invite you to join us for the Fifth All Africa Horticultural Congress, set to take place in the attractive city of Marrakech, Morocco, from February 26 to March 1, 2024. The congress will bring together horticultural professionals, researchers, practitioners, and industry leaders from across the African continent and beyond.

Africa is becoming an important region for horticulture development with the potential of generating local employment, creating urban green belts, recycling organic urban waste, and providing healthy, nutritious food for the population. However, several challenges and exogenous shocks – including extreme weather events and climate change, recurrent outbreaks of pests and diseases and inappropriate adoption of technologies to enhance productivity have exposed fragilities in Africa’s horticulture system, undermining the ability of the continent to meet the food demand of a burgeoning population.

Under the theme “Unleashing the Potential of African Horticulture,” this congress aims to foster the exchange of knowledge, innovative technologies, and collaboration in the field of horticulture. It will provide an exceptional platform for attendees to explore the latest advancements, share insights, and discuss strategies to promote sustainable horticulture practices and enhance the continent’s agricultural landscape.

During the congress, you can expect an array of engaging activities, including keynote speeches, plenary sessions, panel discussions and workshops. Renowned experts will share their experiences, present cutting-edge research, and provide valuable insights into horticulture’s future. There will also be ample networking opportunities, enabling you to connect with like-minded professionals and to forge new partnerships and friendships.

We encourage you to participate in this event and contribute by submitting your research papers, case studies, and innovative ideas for presentation. Your participation will not only contribute to the exchange of knowledge, but also inspire and empower others, especially the young generation in Africa.

In addition to the scientific program, you will have the chance to explore Marrakech’s cultural treasures, indulge in its culinary delights, and experience its warm hospitality. You will have the opportunity to explore the imperial cities of Morocco during the post-congress tour from March 2-7, 2024. The congress organizing commitee is dedicated to ensuring that your stay will be memorable and rewarding in every aspect.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Fifth All Africa Horticultural Congress in Marrakech, Morocco. Mark your calendars and save the date for this momentous event that promises to shape the future of African horticulture. Together, let us unleash the potential of our continent’s green growth!

Organizing Commitee of the AAHC2024