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TRANSFORMATIVE VISION & NEW ACTIONS FOR AGRICULTURE: AGRF 2014

Increasing food productivity and ending hunger Track 1
Research and Technology Track 2
Sustainable agriculture Track 3
Commodity Markets and Trade Track 4
Inclusive agriculture Track 5
Increased financing along the value chain Track 6

Monday, September 01, 2014

8:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration at designated AGRF Hotels
9.00am – 1.00pm Exhibitions IDRC Research in Agriculture Large conference Hall Flr 1 Media orientation & briefing Medium conference Hall Flr 1 Med Conf Hall Fr1 Ethiopian value chain investment forum Larg conf Hall Flr 1 Field Trips
1.00pm – 2.30pm Lunch Break
2.30pm – 4.00pm IDRC Research in Agriculture Large conference Hall Flr 1 FAO Responsible Investment Large conference Hall Flr 2 ILRI roundtable Room 3 Ethiopian value chain investment forum Large conference Hall Flr 1 Field Trips
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm IDRC Research in Agriculture Large conference Hall Flr 1 Side-event Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Field Trips

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

8:00 am – 2.00pm Registration in designated hotels and at the AU Commission Headquarters
9.00am – 1.00pm AGRF Press conference Room 1 2014 Africa Agriculture Status report Launch Med conf Hall Flr 1 Addis Ababa University roundtable AAU Side-event Room 4
1.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch Break
2.00pm – 2.45pm Transport from hotels for the AU Commission
3:00 pm – 5.00pm Opening Ceremonies Strive Masiwa, Chairperson of AGRA (5 mins)
Jose Graziano da Silva, Director General, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN Farmer representative (5 mins)
H.E. Chairperson of the African Union Commission(10 mins)
H.E. Prime Minister of Ethiopia (10 mins)
7.00pm – 9.00pm Yara International Prize Evening Presentation and Dinner (Grand Ballroom)

Wednesday 3rd September

7.30am-8.30am Optional breakfast meetings and bi-laterals
8.30 – 9.15am Transport from hotels for the AU Commission
9.30 – 10:30 am Exhibits Open A seed for the day: Jay Naidoo, Chairperson, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Plenary Presidential Roundtable to respond to seed of the day:
H.E. President of Malawi | H.E. President of Mali | H.E. President of Senegal |
H.E. President of Burkina Faso | H.E. President of Senegal | H.E. President of Nigeria
Moderator
Live Stream (LS)
10:45 am – 12:00 pm What is the role of agribusiness in the Reducing post harvest loss and food waste De-risking agricultural “Agriculture: Facts from the Myths” How can best Africa adapt and mitigate to Ministerial Panel on Policy nexus between
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Increasing food supply Room 1 Farmer Coops or commercialisation? Whither African small scale farmers Room 2 How could weather based insurances work? Room 3 Africa: An emerging water global bank? Room 4 Maximising on opportunities Global Commodity Markets Room 5 Expanding regional Commodity Markets & Trade Room 6
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Closing Plenary
H.E. Former President Joachim Chissano | H.E. Former President John Kuffuor | Jorgen Haslestad, Yara International | Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank (5 mins each)
5:15 pm – 7:00 pm Time for a Harvest Ethiopian style – H.E. Kofi Annan, President, Kofi Annan Foundation Evening Presentation and Dinner (Grand Ballroom)

Thursday 4th September

7.30am-8.30am Optional breakfast meetings and bi-laterals
8.30 – 9.15am Transport from hotels for the AU Commission
9:00 am – 10:30 am Exhibits Open Recap from Day 1:
A seed for the day:
Young women African thought leader on the challenge of empowering youth and especially women in agriculture
Roundtable to respond to seed of the day:
Mike Mack, Chief Executive Officer, Syngenta International
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women
Martin H. Richenhagen, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, AGCO International
Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General, UNCTAD
(Grand Ballroom)
Live-stream(LS)
10:45 am – 12:00 pm Increasing private and public options for employment Room 1 Increasing financing along the value chain Room 2 Gender gap contributing to famine Room 3 Women gaining ownership of land Room 4 10%: Too much, too little, no will? Room 5
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Employment creation Room 1 Devolution, mechanisation & youth: Room 2 Increasing financing along the value chain Room 3 Unleashing women’s potential Room 4 Increasing financing along the value chain Room 5
3:15 pm – 5:00 pm Closing Ceremony
AGRF 2014: Summary and Call to Action
Co-chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (10)
Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, Chief Executive, New Partnership for Africa’s Development Agency (10)
Hon. Minister of Agriculture of Ethiopia (10)
H.E. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, H.E. Commissioner for Rural Economies and Agriculture (10)
Moderator: Mamadou Biteye, Managing Director – Africa, Rockefeller Foundation
7.00pm – 12.00pm AGRF Dinner and Dance (Grand Ballroom)
Girum Mezmur and the Addis Acoustic Project
Director of Session: