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