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Brussels Briefing 58: "Africa’s agriculture trade in a changing environment"

Brussels Briefing 58: "Africa’s agriculture trade in a changing environment"

Event Overview

The Brussels Briefing 58 on "Africa’s Agriculture Trade in a changing environment" takes place on 23 October 2018. This Briefing is co-organised by CTA, in collaboration with the European Commission (DG DEVCO), the ACP Secretariat, Concord, IFPRI and GIZ.

The Briefing brings various perspectives and experiences around the need to support smallholder agriculture, including experiences from policy and practice. Discussions are around the frameworks and processes needed to promote inclusive smallholder agricultural production that contributes to sustainable food systems.

The main audience is ACP-EU policy-makers and representatives of the EU member states, civil society groups, research networks and development practitioners, the private sector and international organisations based in Brussels as well as representatives from ACP regional organisations. 

Chairs

Dr Ousmane Sylla

Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea to the Kingdom of Belgium, the European Union and the ACP

Wim Olthof

Deputy-Head of Unit Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, Europeaid, European Commission

Speakers

Wim Olthof

Deputy-Head of Unit Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, Europeaid, European Commission

Yvonne Semba Chileshe

Expert Commodities and value chains development - ACP Secretariat

Ousmane Badiane

Director for Africa, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Tim Sauler

Deputy Head of Development Policy at the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union

Panellists

Antoine Bouët

Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute

Alan Matthews

Professor Emeritus of European Agricultural Policy, Trinity College Dublin

Mariam Yinusa

Principal Financial Economist at the African Development Bank (AfDB)

Hanna Saarinen

EU Policy Advisor, Investments in Agriculture, Oxfam International

Cécile Billaux

Head of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Unit in DG TRADE, European Commission

Rose Mutuku

Managing Director, Smart Logistics Solution Ltd, Kenya

Komi Agbokou

CEO Choco Togo; President and Founder of NGO Enfant-Foot-Development

Moderators

Isolina Boto

Manager, Brussels Office, CTA

Social Reporters

Felix Nkwetta Ajong

Project Assistant, CTA

Speakers

Chairs

Dr Ousmane Sylla

Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea to the Kingdom of Belgium, the European Union and the ACP

Wim Olthof

Deputy-Head of Unit Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, Europeaid, European Commission

Speakers

Wim Olthof

Deputy-Head of Unit Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, Europeaid, European Commission

Yvonne Semba Chileshe

Expert Commodities and value chains development - ACP Secretariat

Ousmane Badiane

Director for Africa, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Tim Sauler

Deputy Head of Development Policy at the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union

Panellists

Antoine Bouët

Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute

Alan Matthews

Professor Emeritus of European Agricultural Policy, Trinity College Dublin

Mariam Yinusa

Principal Financial Economist at the African Development Bank (AfDB)

Hanna Saarinen

EU Policy Advisor, Investments in Agriculture, Oxfam International

Cécile Billaux

Head of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Unit in DG TRADE, European Commission

Rose Mutuku

Managing Director, Smart Logistics Solution Ltd, Kenya

Komi Agbokou

CEO Choco Togo; President and Founder of NGO Enfant-Foot-Development

Moderators

Isolina Boto

Manager, Brussels Office, CTA

Social Reporters

Felix Nkwetta Ajong

Project Assistant, CTA

Organisers

  • CTA

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.

  • CONCORD

    CONCORD is the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs. We are made up of member organisations: 28 national associations, 20 international networks and 3 associate members that represent over 2,600 NGOs, supported by millions of citizens across Europe. CONCORD is the main interlocutor with the EU institutions on development policy.

  • ACP

    The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organisation created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific states, with all of them, save Cuba, signatories to the Cotonou Agreement, also known as the "ACP-EC Partnership Agreement" which binds them to the European Union. There are 48 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, 16 from the Caribbean and 15 from the Pacific. The Secretariat is responsible for the administrative management of the ACP Group. It assists the Group's decision-making and advisory organs in carrying out their work. The ACP Secretariat's headquarters is located in Brussels (Belgium). It is headed by an Executive Secretary-General who is responsible for implementing the Group's international policy, as well as directing and coordinating its cooperation policy.

  • EC/DG EUROPAID C1

    The European Commission's Directorate-General for International cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) Directorate C covers all policies related to sustainable growth and development. It also develops policies, provides guidance on quality, and implements thematic budget lines in greater detail, for the following sectors: rural development, food security, nutrition, climate change, environment, private sector, trade, energy, cities, digitalisation and infrastructure.

  • IFPRI

    The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 500 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of the CGIAR Consortium, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.

  • GIZ

    GIZ offers customised solutions to complex challenges. We are an experienced service provider and assist the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development.

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