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Growing a Self-Sustaining Africa: Feed the Future, CAADP, and Private Investment

Monday, October 17, 2011 - 08:30 - 11:00
Rayburn House Office Building
Basement Level Room B-339
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
ActionAid, the Congressional Hunger Center, ONE, the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and World Food Program USA invite you to a Congressional breakfast briefing:

Growing a Self-Sustaining Africa:
Feed the Future, CAADP, and Private Investment

8:30am - Continental Breakfast Served
8:45am - Welcome & Introductory RemarksEmmy Simmons, Board Member, Partnership to Cut Hunger & Poverty in Africa (Moderator)
9:00am - Panel I: Implementing CAADP and US Feed the Future Programs – Why These Programs Are Crucial for Africa’s Development
  • Hon. Jumanne Maghembe, Minister of Agriculture, Tanzania
  • Hon. Florence Chenoweth, Minister of Agriculture, Liberia
  • Hon. Sally Kosgei, Minister of Agriculture, Kenya
  • Julie Howard, Chief Scientist, Bureau for Food Security, and Senior Adviser to the Administrator on Agricultural Research, Extension and Education, USAID
9:45am - Panel II: Increasing U.S. Public and Private Sector Support for Africa’s Long-Term Agricultural Development
  • Africa is Ready for Business: What Governments are Doing to Improve Investment Climate and Attract Public & Private Sector SupportHon. Aghatam Alhassane, Minister of Agriculture, Mali, and Hon. José Condugua António Pacheco, Minister of Agriculture, Mozambique
  • Improving the Level and Effectiveness of Development Assistance for  Africa’s Agriculture, Food Security and Poverty Reduction Under A Tough Budget Environment  – Rick Leach, President and CEO, World Food Program - USA
  • USDA Support for Capacity Building and Agricultural Development in AfricaPatricia Sheikh, Deputy Administrator, Office of Capacity Building and Development, USDA/FAS
10:30 - Q & A Session
11:00 - Adjourn