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Event Information

Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2011 will take place on Saturday, 3 December 2011 at the Durban University of Technology. The programme is available here. See additional details below and check back here for updates closer to the date.


About 500 policymakers and negotiators, journalists, rural development practitioners, farmers, civil society and the agriculture and climate change scientific community.


Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2011 will be held at the following venue:

Ritson Campus, Durban University of Technology
7 Ritson Road, Overport
Durban, 4001

Please note that the Ritson Campus is located approximately 3.5 kilometres (approximately 9 minutes by car) from the International Convention Centre (ICC) Durban. Use Google Maps for directions or download the direction map from ICC to DUT Ritson Campus.

Directions from ICC:

ICC Durban (Pty) Ltd, 45 Bram Fischer Road
Durban 4001

  1. Head west on Bram Fischer Rd toward Walnut Rd
  2. Continue onto David Webster St/R102
  3. Slight left to stay on David Webster St/R10 – Continue to follow R102
  4. Turn right onto Market St
  5. Turn right onto Julius Nyerere St
  6. Continue onto Centenary Rd
  7. Turn left onto Steve Biko Rd
  8. Turn Right onto Ritson Rd
  9. Ritson Campus, Durban University of Technology
  10. 7 Ritson Road, Overport, Durban, 4001

How to get to DUT Ritson Campus?

There are several ways to get to the ARDD venue at DUT Ritson Campus:

1. ARDD 2011 Shuttle Bus
There will be a shuttle bus provided for ARDD 2011 participants from the Durban north beach area to the ARDD venue at DUT Ritson Campus.

The shuttle bus will be parked at the parking lot adjacent to the Pavilion Hotel (15 K E Masinga Rd
Durban 4063, South Africa
) at beachfront, beside the “Durban Tourism Information Office”.

Look for a bus branded with the ARDD 2011 logo. The bus will depart to Ritson Campus at the following schedules:

  • 07.30 am
  • 08.00 am
  • 08.30 am

Download the direction map

2. Taxis
Metered taxis are common, safe and relatively inexpensive. These taxis will be operating in the key COP17/CMP7 zones. Registered metered taxis are clearly marked with an official eThekwini Transport Authority decal, so that you can be assured of the quality and safety of the service that you are getting from your taxi.

Recommended taxi companies:

  • Mozzie Cabs 0860 669943 or (24hr call centre): +27 31 303 5787
  • Zippy Taxi Cabs 031-202 7067 or 031-202 7068

Time & Date

Saturday, 3 December 2011, 09.00 – 18.00 For a detailed schedule, please view the Programme.


Please make the necessary visa, travel and accommodation arrangements well in advance of the event.

Hosted and sponsored by

 The Rockefeller Foundation logo
 EU logo
 IFAD logo
 World Food Programme logo
 CCAFS logo
 Durban University of Technology logo
 CTA logo
 Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries logo
 GFAR logo
 World Bank logo

Organised by

 CGIAR logo
 Landbrug & Fødevarer logo
 Farming First logo
 FAO logo
 Donor Platform logo
 Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions logo
 World Farmers’ Organisation logo

Media partner

 Reuters AlertNet logo
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