6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture (AACAA)- Call for Paper

The 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture (AACAA)

Theme: Africa’s Animal Agriculture: Macro-trends and future opportunities

Venue and Date: Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, October 27-30, 2014


The 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture will be held at Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), Nairobi, Kenya, October 27-30, 2014. The All Africa Society for Animal Production is organizing this conference in association with Animal Production Society of Kenya (APSK). The theme of the conference is “Africa’s Animal Agriculture: Macro-trends and future opportunities”. The Organizing Committee is pleased to call for papers, which will be presented during the conference. Papers have to be submitted in English. Authors are asked to indicate their preference for oral or poster presentation and give their preferred sub-theme from the sub-themes listed below:

•    Sub-Theme 1: Youth in Animal Agriculture: The Future Hope
•    Sub-theme 2: Which Way for Smallholder Systems?
•    Sub-theme 3: Pastoral Systems: Options for Tomorrow
•    Sub-theme 4: Market access: opportunities for enhanced access to local, regional and global markets

The requests for consideration shall be submitted electronically sent by email to the executive secretariat. Authors may submit articles based on research, case reports, retrospective studies or participation interests in exhibitions or practical demonstrations within the realms of the conference theme. Selected papers will be published in a special journal issue of the East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal (EAAFJ) hosted by the  Kenya Agricultural Research Institute(KARI).

General presentation
The manuscript shall be in English, typed double spaced, Times New Roman, font size 12 with margins at least 2.5cm at all sides. The manuscript will be typed in the conventional format including title, abstract and key words, introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgements and references. Figures, tables and plates should be presented separately.

Title page
The title page shall include the title of the article, the surname and initials of the forenames and institutional affiliation. The email address of all the authors should be provided and that of the corresponding author be marked by asterisk.

The abstract should be 150-250 words and concise. It should contain no paragraphs, footnote, cross-references to figures and tables or undefined abbreviations

Key words should be up to five and should avoid words already in the title but based on the key messages of the paper. They should be written in lowercase letters, separated by commas and presented in alphabetical order.

Introduction should be brief but contain sufficient information reviewing important areas of the study.

Materials and Methods
This section should contain sufficient details to enable replication of the procedures. Previously established procedures should only be referenced rather than described in the article.

The results should be appropriately detailed. Tables and figures should be used only when they add value to the narrative.

Discussion, conclusion and implications
Should discuss the results and adequately cover related published information.

Authors should ensure that all other individuals or organizations which contributed financial, technical or editorial support are appropriately acknowledged.

In the text references should only contain the surname and the year of publication of the refereed articles. When more than two authors are involved the first author followed by et.al should be used. In the listing they should be arranged in alphabetical order at the end of the article and be detailed as follows

Kuria, S.G., Gachuiri, C.K., Wanyoike, M.M.and Wahome, R.G. 2004. Effect of mineral supplementation on milk yield and calf growth of camels in Marsabit district of Kenya. J. Camel Pract.Res., 11(2): 87-96.

Hulsebusch, C. G. and Kaufmann, B .A. 2002. Camel breeds and breeding in North Kenya. Kenya Agricultural Research Institute: Nairobi, Kenya.pp 150.
Chapter in book
Wango, J., Farah, Z. 2004. Methods for quality control. In: Milk and meat from the camel. Z. Farah and A. Fisher(Eds). Vdf Hochshulverlag AG publ., Zurich (Switzerland) pp 51-65
Tables, figures,pictures
All figures and tables should be numbered in Arabic numerals and should be referred to in the text as such e.g. Figure 1 or Table 4. The title of each table should be written above the corresponding table. Photographs should be presented in the electronic form of JPEG.
The guidelines to Authors for EAAFJ is linked for more detailed information

Posters should fit into poster board measuring 1682  x 2378mm. The poster should be:

Simple, informative, visually appealing and attractive
Easy to read and understand with relevant legend
Contain text and illustrative material harmoniously combined to produce effective presentation
Tell the complete story

Deadline for first call of papers is 30th September 2013

Deadline for second call of papers is 31st December 2013

Deadline for last call papers is 31st March 2014

All correspondence  should be addressed to
Email: editor@eaafj.or.ke

SURFACE MAIL: 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture (AACAA)
P O  BOX 57811-00200 NAIROBI KENYA
email: editor@eaafj.or.ke   website: http://www.aacaak.or.ke



  1. The conference has left out one important issue in animal agriculture, which is gender and climate chnage


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