Final Programme

International Seminar: The role of South-South Cooperation in Agricultural Development in Africa – opportunities and challenges
17 May 2012
Brasília, Brazil

Full programme (PDF, 95kb)

Speaker biographies (PDF, 135kb)

9:00     Opening

Chair: Jorge Chediek, Interim Director, IPCIG, UNDP RC/RR
Speakers: Minister Marco Farani (ABC), Tom Owiyo (ACPC/UNECA), Dan Bradley (DFID) and Lídia Cabral (ODI/FAC)

9.45 Coffee break

10:15     Panel 1: Brazilian cooperation for development: a new paradigm for agricultural development in Africa?

Chair: Arilson Favareto (Cebrap). Speakers: Minister Milton Rondo (CG Fome, MRE), André Dusi (Embrapa), Francesco Pierri (MDA), Alberto Broch (CONTAG (tbc)), Elisa Hugueney (ActionAid Brazil). Discussant: Langton Mukwereza (Research for Development Trust, FAC – Zimbabwe)

Background document to Panel 1 (pdf)

12.00     Lunch

14:00     Panel 2: Agricultural development and a green economy in Africa: what role for South-South?

Chair: Leisa Perch (IPC-IG). Speakers: Jean Marc Von der Weid (Articulação Nacional de Agroecologia), Lindiwe Sibanda (FARNPAN), Justina Ines (Cima, Movimento das Mulheres Camponesas). Discussant: Kojo Amanor (University of Ghana at Legon / FAC – Ghana)

Background document to Panel 2 (pdf)

15:15     Coffee

15:00     Panel 3: Brazil and China in Africa: similarities and differences in South-South exchange

Chair: Alex Shankland (IDS/FAC). Speakers: Paulo Esteves (BRICS Policy Centre Brazil), Qi Gubo (Chinese Agricultural University), Frédéric Goulet (CIRAD). Discussant: Sérgio Chichava (IESE / FAC –

Background document to Panel 3 (pdf)

16:45     Closing session
To what extent is Brazilian agricultural cooperation currently meeting the challenges and responding to demand? African and Brazilian perspectives on key issues for follow-up and future dialogue – what would an effective cooperation process look like?

Chair: Lídia Cabral (ODI / FAC). Speakers Blessings Chinsinga (FAC – Malawi), Iara Costa Leite (Articulação Sul)

17:30     Close