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Apr 4

International Research Project Spring Symposium - Erasmus University

International Research Project Spring Symposium - Erasmus University

Event Overview

The Economics of Africa II - A multidimensional view on value chains

The Development Economics symposium has the aim of having a sustainable impact in a developing country. The event this year focused on Zambia, with emphasis on the factors that influence investment in the agricultural sector. Topics like economics, political economics or doing business in Zambia are discussed.

The program consists of practical workshops, lectures and an interactive panel discussion, which will all portray different parts of the value chain.

Invited speakers:

  • Oluyede Ajayi - Senior Programme Coordinator at CTA (ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation)
  • Eva Smulders - Advisor Responsible Business Conduct at UNICEF Nederland
  • Gert van der Bijl - International Coordinator Livestock Programme at Solidaridad
  • Peter de Ruiter - Managing Director & Tax expert at Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC)

The first workshop is provided by the Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa (CFIA). During the workshop, CFIA will present a case study and encourage students to investigate how frugal innovations and technologies in practice contribute to poverty reduction, inclusive development and lasting solutions.

The second workshop is provided by ProFound – Advisers In Development, which is a consultancy company with a team of experts in developing sustainable value chains for natural ingredients for food, cosmetics and health. The purpose of this workshop is to work on a specific case study about food safety in Kenya and try to find in this way effective and safe ways to meet the growing consumer demand for fruits and vegetable.

Speakers

Oluyede Ajayi

Senior Programme Coordinator, Agriculture & Climate Change, CTA

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062 PA Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Speakers

Speakers

Oluyede Ajayi

Senior Programme Coordinator, Agriculture & Climate Change, CTA

Organisers

  • IRP

    AEclipse’s International Research Project is a prestigious and exciting project, in which a group of excellent and motivated students perform a research for a third party to leave a sustainable impact in a developing country. The IRP consists of a four-month desk-research in Rotterdam, and a two-week field-research in the selected country.