Round Table on Innovation and Competitiveness in African Agriculture.
Programme: Innovation and Competitiveness in African Agriculture
The objective of the Round Table was to discuss how research and innovation in technology and market organisation can make significant contributions in Africa’s fight against poverty and food insecurity. To unleash their full potential, research and innovation require enabling framework conditions, both for companies and smallholder farmers, which most African countries have not yet developed.
Key note speeches:
- Innovation and the untapped capacities of small holder farming in Africa Dr. John Purchase, Director General of the Agricultural Business Chamber (South Africa)
- Agriculture and food security in the light of the EU-Africa Economic Partnership Agreements Dr. Leonard Mizzi, Head of Unit ACP, South Africa, FAO, G8/G20, DG Agriculture, European Commission
- Removing policy and regulatory obstacles to research and innovation Ms. Zaida M. Sultanegy, Lecturer Law Faculty, University of Maputo (Mozambique)
- Private sector requirements for research and innovation investments Mr. Ismael Mussá