Monday April 7

Knowledge and Innovation Conference

Session 1: Overview of Knowledge and Innovation for Poverty Reduction
Chair: Belay Kassa, Haramaya University

Opening Remarks

  • Joachim von Braun, International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Franck Attere, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
  • Tambi Emmanuel, Africa Union

Knowledge and innovation for agricultural development

  • Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere, International Food Policy Research Institute

Using knowledge and innovation in pro-poor agricultural research

  • Monty Jones, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa

Official opening

  • Solomon Assefa, Director General, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research

Session Two: Using Technical Knowledge and Innovation for Growth & Development - Past and Present
Chair: Judith Francis, Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation

Evolution of systems thinking towards agricultural innovation systems

  • Howard Elliot, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

Enabling agriculture: From institutional to conceptual systems for knowledge and innovation

  • Regina Birner, International Food Policy Research Institute)

Measuring public agricultural research investments: A revised global picture

  • Nienke Beintema, International Food Policy Research Institute)

Session Three: Using Technical Knowledge and Innovation for Growth & Development - Future Issues
Chair: Adewale Adekunle, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa

Will the gene revolution reach the poor?

  • Terri Raney, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

ICT and agricultural innovation: Trends and opportunities

  • Kerry McNamara, American University

Innovative seed response after disaster

  • Tom Remington, Catholic Relief Services

Policy innovations for fertilizer subsidy management in developing countries

  • Balu Bumb, International Fertilizer Development Center

Session Four: How does the Private Sector Contribute to Knowledge and Innovation for Advancing Agricultural Development? (Panel Discussion)
Chair: David J. Spielman, International Food Policy Research Institute

Advancing agriculture in Africa through technology

  • Kinyua M’Mbijjewe, Monsanto Kenya Ltd.

Building blocks towards the development of structured trading systems in Eastern Africa Region

  • Anne Mbaabu, East Africa Grain Council

High value agriculture

  • Lemlem Sissay, Oda Flowers PLC

Knowledge and innovation for agricultural development-private sector contribution

  • Lucy Muchoki, African Natural Products
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S041-Mbijjewe.pdf1.54 MB
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