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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 Friday, 2 April 2004

On Friday, delegates met in Plenary sessions, as well as parallel sessions on implementing action in the key areas of raising agricultural productivity, fostering economic growth and improving markets and trade, building human capacity, improving nutrition and health, and strengthening governance.

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Plenary Session: Implementing Action

 

"Strategies for Improving Food and Nutrition Security in Africa"--Keynote: Victoria Sekitoleko, Subregional Representative, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Subregional Office for Southern and East Africa, Zimbabwe

"Technological Options for Africa's Small-Scale Farmers"--Keynote: Gordon Conway, President, The Rockefeller Foundation

 

 

 

Chair Courage Quashigah, Minister of Food and Agriculture, Ghana (left) and Ouman Ibrahima Toure, Mali


Plenary Session: Panel Discussion: "Improving Implementation: What Can Lessons from Success and Failure Teach Us?"

 

 
 


 

 


Peter Hazell, Director of the Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI, Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head of the 2020 Vision Initiative, IFPRI, Chair Hamid Narjisse, Director, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Morocco, Herzon Nyanguto, , Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research

 

 


 

 


 


Peter Hazell, Director of the Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI, Wilberforce Kisamba-Mugerwa, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries, Uganda, and Hans-Joachim Preuss, Secretary General, Deutsche Welthungerhilfe, Germany

 


 



 


Parallel Sessions: Action Forums: Implementing Action in Key Areas

 


Raising Agricultural Productivity




 

Pedro Sanchez, Director of Tropical Agriculture, The Earth Institute at Columbia University; Co-Chair, Millennium Project Hunger Task Force; and 2002 World Food Prize Laureate, US (right)

Carlos Sere, Director General, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya

Eugene Terry, Implementing Director, African Agricultural Technology Foundation, Kenya

 




Florence Wambugu, Executive Director, A Harvest Biotech Foundation International, Kenya

Glyvyns Chinkhuntha, Executive Director, Freedom Gardens, Malawi

Seyfu Ketema, Executive Secretary, Association for STrengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), Uganda


Fostering Economic Growth and Improving Markets and Trade


Esebius J. Mukhwana, Director, Sustainable Agriculture Centre for Research Extension and Development in Africa (SACRED), Kenya, Hans Jöhr, Corporate Head of Agriculture, Nestec Ltd., Switzerland, Moderator Akinwumi Adesina, Associate Director, Food Security, Rockefeller Foundation , Kenya, Benno Ndulu, Research Manager, Development Economics Research Department, World Bank, US, and Rapporteur Nicholas Minot, Research Fellow, IFPRI


Esebius J. Mukhwana, Director, Sustainable AGriculture Centre for Research Extension and Development in Africa (SACRED), Kenya, Hans Jöhr, Corporate Head of Agriculture, Nestec Ltd., Switzerland (left) and Eleni Gabre-Madhin, Senior Economist, Africa Region, World Bank, US (right)


Building Human Capacity


 


 

Above photo: Chair Angeline Kamba, Member of UN/UNESCO World Commission on Culture and Development, Zimbabwe, Moderator Soumana Sako, Executive Secretary, African Capacity Building Foundation, Zimbabwe, and Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere, Vice Chancellor, University of Ghana, Ghana


 



 


Improving Nutrition and Health

 




 


 


Rapporteur Todd Benson, Research Fellow, IFPRI, Tola Atinmo, Professor of Nutrition at the college of Medicine, University of Ibadan, and President of the Federation of African Nutrition Societies (FANUS), Nigeria, and Chair Kabba Joiner, Director General, West African Health Organization (WAHO), Burkina Faso

 


 


 


 


 


Flora Sibanda-Mulder, Senior Advisor, UNICEF-World Food Programme (WFP) Collaboration, Italy, Ebrahim M. Samba, Regional Director, World Health Organiation Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO), Republic of Congo, and Robert Mwadime, Child Survival and Nutrition Advisor, Regional Center for Quality of Health Care, Uganda (left) and Amadou Kanouté, Regional Director, Office for Africa, Consumers International, Zimbabwe

 



 Strengthening Governance
 


John Githongo, Permanent Secretary, Governance and Ethics, Government of the Republic of Kenya, Kenya, Norah Owaraga, Executive Secretary, Uganda Change Agent Association, Uganda, and Tom Arnold, Chief Executive, Concern Worldwide, Ireland
 


 


Meaza Ashenafi, Executive Director, Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association, Ethiopia, Tom Arnold, Chief Executive, Concern Worldwide, Ireland, Chair Bethuel A. Kiplagat, Executive Director, Africa Peace Forum, Kenya, and Moderator Charlotte McClain, Commissioner, South African Human Rights Commission, South Africa

 



Plenary Session: Panel Discussion: "Implementing Action in Key Areas"

 



 



 


Benno Ndulu, Research Manager, Development Economics Research Department, World Bank, US, Kabba Joiner, Director General, West African Health Organization (WAHO), Burkina Faso, Monty Jones, Executive Secretary, Forum for Agricultural Research (FARA), Ghana, Angeline Kamba, Member of UN/UNESCO World Commission on Culture and Development, Zimbabwe, Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head of the 2020 Vision Initiative, IFPRI, Harris Mule, Executive Director, Top Investment and Management Services, and former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Kenya, and Bethuel A. Kiplagat, Executive Director, Africa Peace Forum, Kenya

 
 

 

Benno Ndulu, Research Manager, Development Economics Research Department, World Bank, US

Monty Jones, Executive Secretary, Forum for Agricultural Research (FARA), Ghana

Angeline Kamba, Member of UN/UNESCO World Commission on Culture and Development, Zimbabwe

 


 

Bethuel A. Kiplagat, Executive Director, Africa Peace Forum, Kenya (right)

Kabba Joiner, Director General, West African Health Organization (WAHO), Burkina Faso


 


Plenary Session

 

 

 


 

 

"What African Countries Can Do To Support Implementation of Action for Food and Nutrition Security in Africa"--Keynote: Augustin Fosu, Senior Policy Advisor, UN Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia
 

 


 



 


"What Industrialized Countries Can Do to Promote Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa: Perspectives of a Development Organization"--Keynote: Bernard Eisenblätter, Managing Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft fürTechnische Zusamenarbeit (GTZ), GmbH, Germany (left) and Chair Mildred Namwiinde Mpundu, Executive Director, Media and Communication, Step Out Media Communications and Business Development Consultancy Services; and outgoing Assistant Features Editor, Times Printpak, Zambia

 

 

 

 

 


 


"What Industrialized Countries Can Do to Support Implementation of Action for Food and Nutrition Secruity in Africa: Perspectives form USAID" Keynote: Emmy B. Simmons, Assistant Administrator, USAID, Bureau of Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade, US

    



  




Miscellaneous Photos
 
 
 
 

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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