Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Monday, March 30, 2015

AgriBusiness Forum 2015

22 - 25 March 2015. Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. This year, the Forum focused on "Towards Inclusive Growth: A Vision for Africa's Agricultural Transformation”.


Session C – Scientific Research and Innovation:
  • access to best practices for improved yields, irrigation, agricultural inputs - generating stress tolerant crops by overcoming breeding-intractable problems 
  • precision agriculture and farm productivity 
  • crop improvement and value chains challenges: the case of cassava 
  • Monty Jones, Special Adviser to the President of Sierra Leone; President – EMRC Int’l; former Executive Secretary FARA 
  • Jonathan Gressel, Research Fellow, Plant & Environmental Sciences – Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel 
  • John Mususa Ulimwengu, Senior Adviser, Agriculture et rural development – Prime Minister’s Office, and Senior Research Fellow – IFPRI, DR Congo
  • Nzola Mahungu, Plant Breeder and IITA Country Representative
Session E – Inclusive Agribusiness Models and Approaches: Realising Sustainable Benefits Special Session 
  • SNV MODERATOR: Mirjam Steglich, Sector Leader Agriculture SNV, DR Congo 
  • Ranjan Shrestha, Sector Leader/Senior Advisor, Agriculture SNV, Rwanda 
  • Thomas Obiero Were, Country Office, Agriculture Sector Programme SNV, Zambia 
  • Eric Banye, Senior Advisor / Country Sector Leader, Agriculture SNV, Ghana 
  • Sara Mbago-Bhunu, Country Director – SNV, DR Congo 
In the run up of the AgriBusiness Forum 2015, EMRC organized a Pre-Conference Workshop (22 March 2015) on Agricultural Projects: Finance and Investment. The workshop was held in linguistic groups: English, French and Portuguese.

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