Monthly Archives: November 2011

Video – Keynote: Yusuf Abubakar

Strengthening capacity for agricultural science and technology in Africa Keynote Speech by Yusuf Abubakar, ARCN

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Day 2 in pictures

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InfoBrief Issue 2

Download InfoBrief Issue 2 (PDF 805K) This second brief gives a snapshot of the sessions, discussions and other activities happening in the Africa Hall from Day 1.

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Opening with style

Yesterday, AUC Commisisoner Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, opened the conference in the presence of more than 300 participants. IFPRI’s Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere welcomed participants on behalf of the organizers; his Director General Shenggen Fan stressed the importance of country-led development strategies. On … Continue reading

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Overcoming challenges to agricultural productivity

Plenary session 3 focused on the challenges to increase agricultural productivity in Africa. Moderator Alemayehu Taffesse asked a ‘simple’ question of the 4 panelists - Thomas Jayne from MSU, John Dixon from ACIAR, Stephen Muchiri from EAFF and Sylvester Oikeh … Continue reading

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Business unusual

Eleni Gabre-Medhin was a discussant in plenary session 2, advocating ‘business as unusual’. “As we think about the transformation we want to achieve ... we narrowly focus on the small farmer agenda. Are we ready to consider large scale, commercial, … Continue reading

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Interview: John Dixon on new International Centre for Food Security

“The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) has worked with Africa since the early 90s. The mode of operation of ACIAR is always to put together as partners scientists in Australia with scientists in Africa to work together on … Continue reading

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Video – First Plenary: Rhoda Peace Tumusiime

Opening remarks at the first plenary by Chair, H.E. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner, Rural Economy and Agriculture, Africa Union Commission

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Video – First Plenary: Shenggen Fan

Innovations, policies, and investments to promote smallholder productivity Opening remarks at the first plenary by Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI

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Day 1 in pictures

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