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Transforming Africa’s Agriculture & Food Security: Perspectives on Competitiveness and Sustainability from Mozambique’s Public and Private Sector Leaders

Date: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 08:00 - 10:30
Location:
Bread for the World Conference Room
425 3rd Street SW, Suite 1200
Washington, D.C.
 
   TechnoServe, Bread for the World Institute, & the Partnership to Cut Hunger & Poverty in Africa invite you to a breakfast discussion on:

 

Transforming Africa’s Agriculture & Food Security:

Perspectives on Competitiveness and Sustainability from Mozambique’s Public and Private Sector Leaders

   
Over the past four years, with support from USAID and USDA, TechnoServe has been working with local stakeholders to revitalize the Mozambique poultry sector by getting the right policies and technical support for integrating best practices in biosecurity and food safety while improving farm incomes. The program has helped increase smallholder farmers’ income and grow the feed grain industry from $15 million a year in 2004 to approximately $65 million a year in 2009, creating expanded markets for tens of thousands of small-scale producers. Jake Walter, TechnoServe Country Director for Mozambique and senior Mozambican public and private sector leaders supporting industry growth will share how the sector has been transformed, their learning with Cargill and SSAFE on models for enhanced public/private collaboration to support industry competitiveness, and what are the lessons for creating profitable US-Africa public-private sector partnerships.
 

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Agenda

 
Welcoming RemarksJulie Howard, Executive Director & CEO, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
 
Panel Discussion:
 
  • Jake Walter, Country Director for Mozambique, TechnoServe – Creating Profitable US-Africa Public-Private Partnerships in Agribusiness: What Works & What Doesn’t?
  • Florencia Cipriano, Mozambique Poultry Industry – Lessons from the Field: Integrating Public-Private Sector Support for Developing Local Capacity and Industry Competitiveness in Africa
  • James Dunlap, Principal, The Scowcroft Group – Developing Competitive Public-Private Sector Partnerships in Africa: How Can the US Private Sector Help?
 
Question & Answer
 
Closing RemarksSusan Bornstein, Senior Director for Program Development, TechnoServe
 
A light breakfast will be served.

 
 

 

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