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Contact

General inquiries
Ratih Septivita
info@agricultureday.org


Media contact

For all media-related inquiries
Nathan Russell  |  Michael Hoevel
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Programme

  A new rural road is damaged by the rains Photo: Arne Hoel, World Bank
Morning Session
8.00 Registration
9.00 Introduction
Facilitator: Samantha Wade
9.10 Welcome remarks
  • Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Republic of South Africa
  • Rachel Kyte, World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development and CGIAR Fund Council Chair
9.30 Keynote Presentations
  • “Climate Smart Smallholder Agriculture Is Up To Us”
    Kanayo F. Nwanze, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • “Mobilising Sustainable Agriculture to meet Food Security Challenges”
    Prof. Sir John Beddington, Chair of the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change
10.30 Introduction to the Learning Events
10.40 Coffee break *
11.10 Parallel Learning Events: Successes in Agricultural Adaptation and Mitigation
Session 1
12.10 Transit to Learning Event session 2
12.20 Parallel Learning Events: Successes in Agricultural Adaptation and Mitigation
Session 2
13.20 Lunch and networking

* A press briefing will be held during the morning coffee break session (10.45 – 11.15am)
   at the “Press briefing” room

Afternoon Session
14.50 Keynote Presentation: “Food security: A climate justice approach”
Dr. Mary Robinson, President, The Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Chair: Dr. Andrew Steer, Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank Group
15.30 “Lessons on best practice for climate smart agriculture from ARDD 2011”
Dr. James Nyoro, Managing Director, Africa Region, Rockefeller Foundation

Chair: Dr. Lindiwe Sibanda, CEO and Head of Mission, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)
16.00 Coffee break
16.30 High-Level Panel: “Taking Food and Food Security into a New Era”
Facilitator: Laurie Goering, Thomson Reuters Foundation
  1. Mamadou Goita, Executive Secretary, Le Réseau des organisations paysannes et de producteurs de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (ROPPA)
  2. Caroline Spelman, MP, UK Secretary of State for the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  3. Sheila Sisulu, Deputy Executive Director for Hunger Solutions, World Food Programme
  4. Dr. David Bresch, Director, Head Sustainability & Political Risk Management, SwissRe
  5. Youba Sokona, Coordinator of the African Climate Policy Center, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
17.30 Closing remarks
  • Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Republic of South Africa
  • Dr. Lindiwe Sibanda, CEO and Head of Mission, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)
  • UNFCCC representative (to be confirmed)
18.00 Launch of the collaborative partnership on climate-smart agriculture
Peter Holmgren, Director, Climate, Energy and Tenure Division of FAO

This programme is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

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Organised by

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