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Partnership Symposium: Expanding Commitments to Agricultural Development and Food Security

Date: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 07:00 - 12:30
Location:
Des Moines Downtown Marriott Hotel
Cedar Rapids & Council Bluffs Rooms
 

Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa Symposium:

 

Expanding Commitments to Agricultural Development and Food Security: Perspectives from the Field on Progress and Challenges

 and Launch of our 2010 US Assistance to African Agriculture Report

 
 

With the L’Aquila Summit and the historic G8 commitments to food security culminating in the launch of the US Feed the Future Initiative, 2009 marked a “sea change” in the recognition of agriculture as a major driver of sustained economic development and food security in sub-Saharan Africa.  What progress has the US made so far in fulfilling its pledge to increase funding for agricultural development and support country-led agricultural development? What progress have African countries and regional economic communities made in prioritizing and committing resources to agricultural growth and development? What are some of the success stories from the field that are inspiring hope and motivating increased private and public sector investments?  

 
Please join the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, in Des Moines, Iowa, as we release the Partnership’s 2010 flagship report on US assistance to African agricultural development and hear African and US perspectives on progress and challenges in developing, financing and implementing long-term agricultural plans around priorities developed by government, private sector and civil society leaders at country and regional levels.
 

Agenda

 
Welcome and Introduction - Earl Kellogg, Vice-Chair, Partnership Board of Directors & H.E. Amina S. Ali, Ambassador of the African Union to the U.S. (Symposium Co-Chairs)
 
  • Introduction – Julie Howard, Executive Director and CEO, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
  • Key Findings from the 2010 Partnership Report – Emmy Simmons and David Shiferaw, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
  • Discussants – Tjada McKenna, Senior Advisor, Feed the Future and Chris Delgado, Strategy and Policy Adviser for Agriculture and Rural Development, World Bank
 
Keynote Address - David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World; Partnership Board Member; 2010 World Food Prize Laureate
 
Implementing Demand-Driven Agricultural Development
  • IntroductionJulie Howard, Executive Director and CEO, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
 
Roundtable A: CAADP and Demand-Led Development
Moderator: Emmy Simmons, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
  • Aghatan Alhassane, Minister of Agriculture, Mali
  • Francois Nsengiyumva, Chairman of Post Harvest and Storage Task Force, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Rwanda
  • Richard Mkandawire, Head of Partnerships, Resource Mobilization and Communication, NEPAD Agency
 
Roundtable B:  Capacity Strengthening
Moderator: Paul Guenette, Technical Managing Director for Agribusiness,  ACDI-VOCA
  • Tag Demment, Associate Vice President of International Development, APLU
  • Ajay Vashee, President, International Federation of Agricultural Producers
  • Samuel Kyamanywa, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Makerere University
 
Roundtable C: Agribusiness Development
Moderator: Mima Nedelcovych, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
  • Njack Kane, CEO, Novel Commodities
  • Emmanuel Harelimana, Deputy Managing Director, CAFERWA
  • Sean de Cleene, Vice President, Global Business Development and Public Affairs, YARA International
 
Summary, Question & Answer
 
 

Speaker Presentations

 

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