Program – Wednesday, November 2

Video of the second day

9:00-9:30 Plenary Session 5 Main Hall
Keynote Speech: Delivering African agricultural productivity and food security through a Green  Revolution: prospects and challenges

Namanga Ngongi, AGRA

Discussant: Seyfu Ketema, ASARECA

9:30-11:00 Parallel Paper Session 3
Session 3A: Science, technology, and innovation for increasing agricultural productivity
Chair: Aggrey Agumya, FARA
Main hall
Phosphorus use efficiency in Amaranth (Amaranthus Cruentus L.)

O. David Ojo, A. Akinrinde Ezekiel, O. Akorada Malachy

Effect of post anthesis moisture stress on performance of stay green sorghum hybrid in eastern province of Kenya

T. Okiyo, S. Gudu, O. Kiplagat, J. Owuoche

Action research in partnerships for agricultural innovations: lessons learnt from a Cameroonian experience in Grand-South Cameroon

N.A. Onguene, F. Ngo Nonga, M. Havard, Bella-Manga, P. Pédelahore

Do organizational factors affect individual scientist’s productivity? a comparative and multilevel analysis of Nigeria and Ghana agricultural research systems

Catherine Ragasa

Session 3B: Agriculture, nutrition, and health linkages
Chair: Boitshepo Bibi Giyose, NEPAD-PCA
Conference Room 1
The interaction between health and farm labor productivity in Africa

Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere, Daniel Ayalew Mekonnen

A synergetic linkage between agriculture, nutrition, and health

Foluso Temitope Agulanna

The impact of HIV/AIDS on the productivity of farm households in Abia State, Nigeria

O.R.  Iheke , C.A  Okezie, A.O. Onyekanma

Health shocks and agricultural production: evidence from Ghana

Isaac Osei-Akoto, Clement Adamba, Robert Osei-Darko

Session 3C: Agriculture and climate change mitigation and adaptation
Chair: Sokona Youba, UNECA
Conference Room 2
The impact of climate change in Mozambique’s agriculture

Verona Parkinso, Firmino G. Mucavele

The micro-economics of climate change adaptation in maize production:  the case of Murewa District in Zimbabwe

Medicine Massiwa

Approximating the cost of soil carbon sequestration on Mt. Kilimanjaro using dynamic optimization model

Francis Mulangu, David Kraybill

Targeted food security and carbon benefits from soil fertility replenishment agroforestry technologies

Tracy Beedy, Frank M. Place, Jules Bayala, Antoine Kalinganire

Integrated global assessment of the economics of land degradation: the case of Sub-Saharan Africa

Ephraim Nkonya, Nicolas Gerber, Philipp Baumgartner, Joachim von Braun, Alex De Pinto, Valerie Graw, Edward Kato, Julia Kloos, Teresa Walter

11:00-11:30 break
11:30-13:00 Plenary Session 6 Main Hall
Panel Discussion: Agriculture transformation in Africa

Chair: Khalid Bomba, ATA-Ethiopia
Organized by: Country Strategy Support Programs-IFPRI

The dynamics of technological transformation of the agricultural sector in Africa: a story of bad products trap

John Ulimwengu,  Badibanga Thaddee

Sustainable intensification for Africa: a case study from Malawi

Klaus Droppelman, Sieglinde Snapp, Peter Gaff,  Wezi Mhango

Implications of taxes and missing public goods on fertilizer supply to smallholder farmers in Uganda, Tanzania, and Mozambique

Todd Benson

Agricultural productivity in Ethiopia and challenges to further growth

Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse,  Fantu Nisrane

13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Plenary Session 7 Main Hall
Keynote Speech: Strengthening capacity for agricultural science and technology in Africa
Yusuf Abubakar, ARCN
Discussant: Dorothy Mukhebi, AWARD
14:30-16:00 Plenary Session 8 Main Hall
Strategies for Raising and Sustaining High Agricultural Productivity in Africa
Chair: Samuel Benin, IFPRI
Organized by: Regional Strategic Analysis & Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS)
Trends and spatial analysis of agricultural productivity

Zhe Guo

Determinants of agricultural productivity growth and economic analysis of alternative strategies for raising agricultural productivity

Alejandro Nin Pratt

Case studies of successful and failed agricultural investment programs

Joseph Karugia, Mbaye Yade, Emmanuel Mubasa, Claude Bizimana

Strategies for raising agricultural productivity: a typology of agricultural productivity zones

Bingxin Yu

16:00-16:30 break
16:30-17:15 Parallel Poster Session 2
Session 2A: Participatory radio: an effective model for enhancing food security in Africa
Organized by: Farm Radio International
Presenters: Fryhiwot Nadew, Farm Radio International

Mark Leclair, Farm Radio International

Sheila Rao, Farm Radio International

Foyer, Africa Hall
Session 2B: Agriculture, nutrition, and health linkages

Chair: Disha Ali, IFPRI

Foyer, Africa Hall
Sweet potato product development in Ghana: towards alleviation of nutritional deficiencies in women and children

E. Adu-Kwarteng, I.O.O. Ansah, Regina Sagoe, Stephen Amoah

Exploring new metrics: Nutritional diversity of cropping systems

Roseline Remans, Dan F.B. Flynn, Fabrice Declerck, Willy Diru, Jessica Fanzo, Kaitlyn Graynor, Isabel Lambrecht, Joseph Mudiope, Patrick K. Mutuo, Phelire Nkhoma, David Siriri, Clare Sulivan, Cheryl A. Palm

Rice farmers’ productivity in Nigeria: how has malaria not helped?

S.O.M. Awoniyi, T.T. Amos, M.M. Omole

Home gardening as a coping strategy for urban and peri-urban households: the case of Mutare City, Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe

Mrema May, Chitiyo Fortunate

Session 2C: Agriculture and climate change mitigation & adaptation

Chair: Guush Berhane, IFPRI

Foyer, Africa Hall
Contribution of conservation agriculture in rain-fed crop water productivity improvement: a case study of maize rain-fed system in central Malawi

Lameck Fiwa,  Kefasi  J. Kamoyo

Farmers’ adaptation to climate in the Chivi district of Zimbabwe

Evengelista Mudzonga

Economic assessment of investment in soil conservation: the case of erosion control facilities in the catchment of Lake Lagdo in Cameroon

Ngondjeb Yong Dorothé

Watermelon (citrullus lanatus): live mulch climate change adaptation capabilities in Amaranth cropping system

O.D. Ojo, S.O. Taiwo,  A. A. Kintomo

Deficit irrigation and productivity of some selected crops

J.D. Owusu-Sekyere,   J. A. Andoh

17:15-18:00 Plenary session 9 Main Hall
Keynote Speech: Scenarios for the future of the small farm in Africa
Philip Kiriro, EAFF
Discussants: Castro Caramada, FAO
Steven Were Omamo, WFP
19:30-21:30 International Buffet Dinner

Invited speaker: Ato Newai Gebreab, Director, Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) and Senior Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia

Sponsored by: EDRI and Ethiopia Strategy Support Program, IFPRI

Hilton Hotel Ballroom II and Ibex Nyala