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Public-Private Partnerships to Develop and Spread New Agricultural Technologies in sub-Saharan Africa: New Thinking, Emerging Models

Monday, March 1, 2010 - 08:30 - 12:30
Center for Strategic and International Studies
1800 K Street NW

Public‐Private Partnerships to Develop and Spread New Agricultural Technologies in sub‐Saharan Africa: New Thinking, Emerging Models

Innovative public‐private partnerships are emerging to meet the imperative of mobilizing new resources and developing new agricultural technologies throughout the value chain. Leaders from these sectors will discuss the importance of these alliances; the topics they address, the challenge of ensuring that results reach smallholder farmers, and the role of foundations and governments in stimulating partnerships for agricultural technology in sub‐Saharan Africa.
8:30am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am: Welcome – Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, CSIS
9:10am: Setting the Stage: Challenges for African Agriculture through 2050 John Lamb, World Bank
9:30am‐11:30am: Panel Discussion – moderated by Boaz Blackie Keizire, African Union and Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, CSIS
- Creating a Virtual Public‐Private Research Center for New FertilizersAmit Roy, President and CEO, International Fertilizer Development Center
- Can Private Sector R &D Reach Small Farms? – Marco Ferroni, CEO, Syngenta Foundation
- Public‐Private Partnerships for Varietal Development and Seed Production – Elizabeth Vancil, Monsanto
- Linking Smallholder Farmers to Markets through Integrated Public‐Private Ownerships – Anne Mbaabu, Director, Agricultural Markets, AGRA
Q and A
11:30am‐11:55am: The Role of the US in Stimulating Public‐Private Partnerships for African Agricultural Development – Josette Lewis, USAID
Q and A
11:55am: Closing – Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, CSIS
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