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Assuring Food and Nutrition Security in Africa by 2020
Prioritizing Actions, Strengthening Actors and Facilitating Partnerships

Kampala, Uganda | 1-3 April 2004

 

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Highlights from Thursday, 1 April 2004

On Wednesday, 1 April, the International Conference on Assuring Food and Nutrition Security in Africa by 2020: Prioritizing Actions, Strengthening Actors, and Facilitating Partnerships, organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) opened in Kampala, Uganda. Participants heard opening remarks, followed by plenary sessions, panel discussions and regional forums. In the evening, the World Food Prize 2004 Laureates and the winners of the Youth Writing Contest were announced.


Abdoulaye Wade, President of the Republic of Senegal, Olusegun Obasanjo, President of the Republic of Nigeria, and Yoweri Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda

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Plenary Session: Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

 

 

Joachim von Braun, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Abdoulaye Wade, President of the Republic of Senegal, and Yoweri Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda


Yoweri Museveni,
President of the Republic of Uganda, Abdoulaye Wade, President of the Republic of Senegal, and Olusegun Obasanjo, President of the Republic of Nigeria

 

 

 

Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chair of the Board of Trustees, IFPRI (center)

Plenary Session: Taking Stock

"Africa's Food and Nutrition Security Situation--Where Are We and How Did We Get Here?"

Keynote: Isatou Jallow, Executive Director, National Nutrition Agency (NaNA), The Gambia



 

 

 

"Looking Ahead: Long-Term Prospects for Africa's Food and Nutrition Security"

Keynote: Mark Rosegrant, Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division, IFPRI


 

 

 

 

 

Moderator Eleni Gabre-Madhin, World Bank/IFPRI


 

 


 


Plenary Session: Panel Discussion: "Why Has Africa Not Yet Achieved Food and Nutrition Security?"


Richard Mkandawire, Agricultural Advisor, New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Secretariat, South Africa, Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head of the 2020 Vision Initiative, IFPRI, Robbie Mupawose, Chairman, Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe, Mandivamba Rukuni, Program Director, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, South Africa



 

Richard Mkandawire, Agricultural Advisor, New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Secretariat, South Africa, Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head of the 2020 Vision Initiative, IFPRI



Josue Dione, Director, Food Security and Sustainable Development Division, UN Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia, Richard Mkandawire, Agricultural Advisor, New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Secretariat, South Africa

 

 


 

 

Klaus von Grebmer, Director, Communications Division, IFPRI, consults with Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head of the 2020 Vision Initiative, IFPRI,

 




 



 



Digivote - the Digital Opinion Poll of Participants

 


 



 


 


 



 



 


 


 



 



Parallel Sessions: Regional Forums: Priorities for Action: Perspectives from the Regions

 



 



 


West Africa: Michel Benoit-Cattin, Associate Director for Economics and Social Sciences, Scientific Direction, French Agricultural Research Center for International Development (CIRAD), France, Uzo Mokwunye, Director, The UN University, Institute for Natural Resources in Africa, Ghana, Mamadou Kone, Minister of Scientific Research, Côte d'Ivoire, Rosanna Agble, Chief Nutrition Officer, Ghana Health Service, Ghana, Achi Atsain, President, West African Economic Association (WAEA); President, Network of Ivorian Intellectuals for Peace, Democracy and Governance; and former Minister of Employment, Civil Service and Social Welfare, Cote d'Ivoire, Kanayo Nwanze, Director General, WARDA-The Africa Rice Center, Côte d'Ivoire

 
 

 

East and Central Africa: Rapporteur Steven Ware Omono, Research Fellow and Regional Network Coordinator, IFPRI, Joseph Kinyua, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Kenya, Asha-Rose Migiro, member of Parliament and Minister of Community Development, Women and Children, Tanzania, Moderator Isaac Minde, Coordinator, Eastern and Central Africa Programme for Agricultural Policy Analysis (ECAPAPA), Uganda, Chair Newai Gebre-ab, Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister, Ethiopia, and Director of Ethiopian Development Research (EDRI), Ethiopia, Kankonde Mukadi, Professor, Protestant University of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

 

 


Southern Africa: Moderator Tobias Takavarasha, Chief Executive Officer, Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), Zimbabwe, Chair Bongiwe Njobe, Director General, National Department of Agriculture, South Africa, Rapporteur Andrew Temu, Visiting Research Fellow, IFPRI, and Ajay Vashee, President, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions, Zambia (right)

 

 

 

 

Northern Africa: El-Sayed Zaki, former Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Sudan, Chair Mohand Laenser, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Morocco, Mustapha Guelloz, Director General, President of the Board of the Enterprise, Livestock and Pasture Office, Tunisia, and Mohammed El Mourid, Regional Coordinator for North Africa Regional Programme, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Tunisia

 


 

 



 


Plenary Session

 

 

  

 

 

"Mitigating, Preventing and Ending Conflicts in Africa"

Keynote: Graca Machel, President of the Foundation for Community Development, Mozambique; former Expert of the Secretary General of the UN on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children; and former Minister of Education, Mozambique

 


 


 




Plenary Session: Panel Discussion: "Priorities for Action: Perspectives from the Region"

 

 

Mamadou Kone, Minister of Scientific Research, Côte d'Ivoire, Bongiwe Njobe, Director General, National Department of Agriculture, South Africa, Chair Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Chair of Science Council, CGIAR; Babcock Professor of Food and Nutrition Policy, Cornell University, Chair Newai Gebre-ab, Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister, Ethiopia, and Chair Mohand Laenser, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Morocco

Youth Writing Contest Award Ceremony

Omukama (King) of Tooro Rukirabasaija Oyo Nyimba Kabambaiguru Rukidi IV presented the Youth Writing Contest Award to Nelisiwe Mbali Mtsweni, South Africa, who recited her winning essay entitled "Emancipation from emaciation." (below)

 

 

 

Ambassador Sigurd Illing, EC, made a statement on behalf of European Commissioner Paul Nielsen

 

 

 

"Achieving Sustainalbe Agricultural Growth in Africa: Lessons Learned from Experience"

Keynote: Norman Borlaug, President, Sasakawa Africa Association, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate


Announcement of the World Food Prize 2004 Laureate
 

 

 

Monty Jones, Sierra Leone, won the World Food Prize for 2004, for his effort at WARDA to develop New Rice for Africa (NERICA)

 

 

Links

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Website: www.ifpri.org
Conference Website: www.ifpri.org/2020africaconference/index.htm
Conference Programme:
www.ifpri.org/2020AfricaConference/program/programweb1.asp
The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Website: www.nepad.org
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR): www.cgiar.org
2020 Vision: For Food, Agriculture and the Environment: http://www.ifpri.org/2020/welcome.htm
2020 Vision Book: Reaching Sustainable Food Security for All by 2020: Getting the Priorities and Possibilities Right: http://www.ifpri.org/2020/books/actionlong.pdf

Lead In Events:
Successes in African Agriculture: Building for the Future December 1-3 2003, Pretoria, South Africa
Food and Nutrition Security Policies for West Africa: Implementation Issues and Research Agendas: Background and Programme; January 13-14 2004, Bamako, Mali
Sustainable Food Security for all by 2020 September 4-6 2001, Bonn, Germany

 



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