Program – Tuesday, November 1

Video of the first day

8:00-9:30 Acquisition of identification badge at Security Office
Registration at Africa Hall
9:30-11:00 Plenary Session 1: Opening

Chair: H.E. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime

Remarks by Chairperson

H.E. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner, Rural Economy and Agriculture, Africa Union Commission

Welcome and Overview

Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere, Director, Eastern & Southern Africa Regional Office, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Opening Remarks: Innovations, policies, and investments to promote smallholder productivity

Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI

Keynote Speech: Science, technology, and innovation in African agriculture

Monty Jones, Executive Director, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)

Message: Developing partnerships for livestock research in Africa

Jimmy Smith, Director General, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Message: From food aid to food assistance

Abdu Dieng, Representative and Country Director, World Food Program, WFP-Ethiopia

Official Opening

H.E. Tefera Derbew, Minister of Agriculture, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

11:00-11:30 Break
11.00-12:00 Press Conference
(by invitation)
11:30-12.00 Plenary Session 2

Keynote Speech: African agriculture today: an inventory

Josue Dione, UNECA
Discussant: Eleni Gabre-Medhin, ECX

12:00-13:30 Parallel Paper Session 1
Session 1A: Science, technology, and innovation for increasing agricultural productivity
Chair: Aggrey Agumya, FARA
Technological progress, innovation, and productivity growth in Africa’s agriculture

Adeleke Salami

Impact of agricultural water management technologies on poverty in Ethiopia

F. Hagos, G. Jayasinghe, S. B. Awulachew, M. Loulseged, A.D. Yilma

Increased bean productivity through increased access to improved seeds and use of improved management techniques in Ethiopia

J.C. Rubyogo,  S. Gebeyehu, K. Tumsa, K.Negash, E. Habte, E. Katungi,  L. Sperling,  D. Wozemba

An early biochemical criteria to screen maize genotypes for their tolerance to aluminum toxic soil of Cameroon

Mapiemfu-Lamaré Delphine, Thé Charles, Tsoata Esaïe, M. Eddy Leonard Ngonkeu Mangaptche, Zonkeng Celicard, Bihnchang Lovelyn

Session 1B: Markets, trade, and regional integration for  promoting agricultural growth

Chair: Bart Minten, IFPRI

Food security without food transfers: a CGE analysis for Ethiopia of the different food security impacts of fertilizer subsidies and locally sourced food transfers

A. Stefano Caria, Seneshaw Tamru, Gera Bizuneh

The best choice of fertilizer for maize (Zea Mays) and climbing beans (Phaseolus Vulgaris) rotation for rich, mean, and poor farmers in South Kivu, D.R. Congo

Bossissi Nkuba, Venant Cidoro, Janvier Bashagaluke, Jean Walangululu, Peter Pypers

Assessment of food reserves, markets, trade, and regional integration systems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA):  Are these effective pathways to food security?

Abiodun Elijah Obayelu

Session 1C: ApproPriate capacities, investments, institutions, and policies for supporting agriculture

Chair:Yemi Akinbamijo, AUC

Implications of policy and investment choices on spatial patterns of profitability of fertilizer use in maize production systems in Northern and Central corridors of East Africa

Zhe Guo, Jawoo Koo, Stanley Wood

Training and farmer productivity: an evaluation using Randomized Control Trial (RCT) for the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA)-Ghana Program

Andrew Agyei-Holmes, Hayford M. Ayerakwa, Robert D. Osei, Isaac Osei-Akoto

Employment of agricultural graduates: who are we training for?

Sidi Sanyang, Samba Ly, Stella Ennis, Lamin Jobe, Lassine Diarra, Pierre Bantaba

Impact of land rights on productivity of agriculture and natural resource enterprises in Africa

Mandivamba Rukuni, Cuthbert Kambanje

Integrating livestock in the CAADP framework: policy analysis using a dynamic computable general equilibrium model for Ethiopia

A. Gelan, E. Engida, A. S. Caria, J. Karugia

13:30-14:30 lunch
14:30-15:15 Plenary Session 3

Panel Discussion: What are the challenges of increasing agricultural productivity in Africa and how can they be overcome?

Moderator:   Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, IFPRI

Panelists:       Sylvester Oikeh, AATF

Thomas Jayne, MSU

Stephen Muchiri, EAFF

John Dixon, ACIAR

15:15-16:45 Parallell paper session 2
Session 2A: Science, technology, and innovation for increasing agricultural productivity

Chair: Aggrey Agumya, FARA

Technology adoption and land and water management practices among maize farmers in Ghana

Akwasi Mensah Bonsu, Daniel Bruce Sarpong, Ramatu Al-Hassan,   Samuel Asuming- Brempong, Irene Egyir, John  Kuwornu, Yaw Osei-Asare

Cereal production and technology adoption in Ethiopia

Bingxin Yu, Alejandro Nin-Pratt, Jose Funes, Sinafikeh Asrat

Incorporation of Mucuna pruriens in the diets of lactating dairy cows: effect on milk yield and milk composition

R.T. Niyreba, J. F. Mupangwa, C. Ebong, G. Uwimama, A.  Musoni

A review of Nigerian agricultural production efficiency literature, 1999-2011: what does one learn from frontier studies?

K. Ogundari,  T.T. Amos

Session 2B: Markets, trade, and regional integration for promoting agricultural growth

Chair: Bart Minten, IFPRI

Challenges and opportunities for maize seed sector development in Eastern Africa

Olaf Erenstein, Girma Tesfahun Kassie, Wilfred Mwangi

Future of wheat production in Sub-Saharan Africa: analysis of the expanding gap between supply and demand and economic profitability of domestic production

Bekele Shiferaw, Asfaw Negassa, Jawoo Koo, Stanley Wood, Kai Sonder, Hans Jochim Braun, Thomas Payne

  • Unpacking the meaning of “market access” in rural Kenya

Jordan Chamberlin, Thomas S. Jayne

Grain reserves, social safety-nets, and productivity linkages: conceptual framework and some empirics from Africa

Shahidur Rashid

Session 2C: Appropriate capacities, investments, institutions and policies for supporting agriculture

Chair: Yemi Akinbamijo, AUC

Jointly developing regional agricultural value chains as pathway for increased agricultural productivity: a case for increasing productivity of African local cereals sector through price stabilization and risk management options

Adama Ekberg Coulibaly, Jonas Bayoulou

Policy assessments of agriculture, food security, and poverty using computer simulation models

Teresa Walter, Tesfamicheal Wossen, Thomas Berger

Pro-poor livestock development:  analysis of performance of projects and lessons

Francis Wanyoike, Derek Baker

Assessment of the short-run impact of BRAC’s Agriculture and Livestock Program in Uganda

Proloy Barua

16:45-17:15 Break
17:15-18:00 Parallel Poster Session 1
Parallel poster session 1A: Science, technology, and innovation for increasing agricultural productivity

Chair:Paul Thangata, IFPRI

Conservation agriculture: an innovation for increasing food security among smallholders in Zambia

Bridget B. Umar, Progress H. Nyanga,  Jens B. Aune

Productivity and efficiency analysis of smallholder maize producers in southern Ethiopia

Endris Geta, Ayalneh Bogale, Belay Kassa, Eyasu Elias

Farmers’ perceptions and adoption of improved farming techniques in low-land rice production in northern Ghana

Samuel A. Donkoh,Joseph A. Awuni

Determinants of agricultural technology adoption in Mozambique

Rafael N. Uaiene

Fertilizer use among small-holder farmers in Uganda

Stephen Bayite-Kasule, Patrick Lubega Korugyendo, Todd Benson

Session 1B: Markets, trade, and regional integration for promoting agricultural growth

Chair: Derek Headey, IFPRI

Increasing world food prices and the impact on the agricultural sector of Sudan: trade-offs between food security and agricultural trade

Mohamed B. Elgali, Rajaah H. Mustafa, D. Kirscheke

Sensory evaluation and consumer acceptability of orange-fleshed sweet potato by pregnant women and children under 2 years in western Kenya

Oyunga-Ogubi, Cornelia Loechl, Hermann Quedraogo, Jan Low

Enhancing food security through the use of solar fish driers

S.A. Omitoyin, A.O. Ajiboye, O. Adeyemi-Doro, B. Awoseyi

Creating viable innovation platforms to facilitate market-linked legume value chains to enhance food security and environmental systems in Malawi

Amon Kabuli, Vernon Kabambe, Paul Mapfumo

Resource use efficiency of smallholder crop production in the central highlands of Ethiopia

Essa C. Mussa, Gideon A. Obare, Ayalneh Bogale, Franklin P. Simtowe

Cassava Brown Steak Virus Disease (CBSVD): a new threat to cassava industry in Uganda

Bill Williams Khizzah, D. Ocan, G. Openy

Session 1C: Appropriate capacities, investments, institutions, and policies for supporting agriculture
Chair: Elias Zerfu, IFPRI
The impact of the rural capacity building project on farm household efficiency in Ethiopia

Paul Thangata, Teferi Mequaninte

Building advisory services capacity to manage for impact: lessons and experiences from Zanzibar, Tanzania

Elias Zerfu, Suresh C. Babu

Increasing inorganic fertilizer use in Uganda:  supply-side issues

Patrick Lubega Korugyendo, Stephen Bayite-Kasule, Todd Benson

Improving agricultural production and productivity of smallholder farmers through increased access to improved planting material: evidence from South West Region, Cameroon

Manfred T. Besong

18:00-18:45 Plenary Session 4
Panel discussion: Options for scaling up strategic investments in agriculture
Moderator:  Myra Wopereis-Pura, FARA
Panelists:      Elisabeth Atangana, PAFFOAbddirahman Beileh, AfDBIsabelle Tsakok, “Success in Agricultural Transformation”Edith Jibunoh, One International
19:00-20:00 Cocktail Reception at UNCC