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 TICAD VI Side Event on CARD

 “Progress of CARD and the Future of Rice Sector Development in Africa”

Date: 08:15 – 11:30, Thursday, 25th August 2016,

Venue: Room “SIMBA” at the Hotel Sarova Panafric, Nairobi, Kenya

Objectives:

Ÿ   Present and review general achievements of CARD and country-level achievements in rice sector development in a few CARD countries

Ÿ   Present and discuss future direction for Rice Sector Development in Africa 

 

Program

 

Time

Agenda

Presenter

08:15–08:40

Registration

 

08:40–08:45

Welcoming VIPs

 

Opening Session

08:45–08:50

Welcoming remark

Mr Hiroshi Kato,

JICA Vice President

08:50–08:55

Opening remark

H.E. Mr. Willy Bett,

CS of MoALF, Kenya

First Session: The mechanism and progress of the CARD Initiative

08:55–09:10

General Progress of the CARD Initiative in the past seven years.

CARD Secretariat

09:10–09:30

Country Success  – Cote d’Ivoire –   

   Government (ONDR) and Rice Producer (AMC-FC)

Mr. Yacouba Dembele

Mr. Morry Diabate

09:30–09:50

Country Success  – Nigeria–

   Government (FMARD) and Private Sector (OLAM)

Mr. George Opara

Mr. Regi George

09:50–10:20

Comments and Feed Back From attending VIPs:

-       Dr. Harold Roy-Macauley, Director General, AfricaRice

-       Dr. Masa Iwanaga, President, JIRCAS

-       Mr. Bukar Tijani, Regional Representative in Africa, FAO

-       Mr. Rivo Rakotovao, Hon. Minister for Agriculture & Livestock, Madagascar

Second Session: Future of Rice Sector Development in Africa

10:20–10:35

In Pursuit of an African Green Revolution

Prof. Keijiro. Otsuka,

GRIPS, Kobe University

10:35–10:50

Transforming African Agriculture

Dr. Yaw Ansu, ACET

10:50–10:55

Implications on Future Direction for Rice Sector Development in Africa – some conclusion from the 6th CARD General Meeting

CARD Secretariat

10:55–11:25

Comments and Feed Back From attending VIPs:

-       Dr. Matthew Morell, Director General, IRRI

-       Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, Executive Director, FARA

-       Dr. Chiji Ojukwu Director for Agriculture and Agroindustry, AfDB

-       H.E. Ms. Marie Jalloh, Hon. Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Sierra Leone

11:25–11:30

Conclusion and Closing

Dr. Agnes Kalibata  AGRA President 

11:30

Exit of VIPs