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Realising the promise of agriculture for Africa’s transformation

March 27, 2014

CTA are delighted to announce a very special High-Level Panel as part of the Brussels Development Briefings following the Africa-EU Summit.

Confirmed speakers include H.E. Mr. Jakaya Kikwete, President of Tanzania, H.E. Mr. Andris
Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Development, H.E. Mrs. Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, AU Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development, Hon. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Rwanda, Mr. Jgen Ole Haslestad, CEO of YARA, Mr Frank van Ooijen, Director Sustainability, Friesland Campina, and Mr Theo de Jager, CEO, SACAU.

The panel will discuss the opportunities for investment in African agriculture and the importance of building partnerships to increase productivity and improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.

This High-Level Panel, hosted by the Belgian Ministry of Development Cooperation, is organised by CTA in collaboration with the European Commission and the African Union Commission.


Following the High-Level Panel, CTA will host a lunch to mark its 30th Anniversary. CTA is
proud to celebrate three decades of service to agricultural and rural development in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific (ACP).

The Centre wishes to acknowledge this milestone by recognising the contribution of its many partners in its work to advance food and nutritional security, prosperity and sustainable natural resource management across the ACP.

Date: Friday, 4 April 2014
Time: 09:00 13:00
Lunch: 13:00 15:00
Venue: Palais d'Egmont, Petit Sablon 8. 1000 Brussels

For more information and to register www.brusselsbriefings.net