Tag Archives: Day 1

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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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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Interview: Bart Minten on the importance of policies to food security

IFPRI's Bart Minten believes that policies play a very important role in stimulating agricultural productivity. They can create right or wrong environments and incentives that influence agricultural productivity. "We are learning over time”, explains Minten. “In many countries for instance, … Continue reading

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