The next Brussels Briefing on the subject of “Emerging donors and rising powers in agriculture in ACP countries” will take place on Tuesday 27 October 2015 from 9:00h to 13:00h at the ACP Secretariat (451 Avenue Georges Henri, 1200 Brussels, Room C ).
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The Briefing will discuss the key challenges and new opportunities to enhance South-South and Triangular cooperation. The Briefing will: i) review successes and the lessons learned from research and practice; ii) promote the exchange of information on best practices and drivers of success; iii) feed into the debate various perspectives on policy options. It will review the key challenges and opportunities in South-South cooperation in agriculture and the lessons learned from research and practice. It will also look at examples of successes in South-South and triangular partnerships across the ACP.
Trade between Africa and non-African developing countries grew from USD 283 billion in 2008, to USD 595 billion a year by 2012 and developing countries’ exports to Africa have increased in the last 15 years from 26 to 43 per cent, while their imports from Africa have grown from 33 to 50 per cent. This year’s African Economic Outlook considers Africa’s surge in relations with “emerging partners”, who now sit at the top tables of economic decision making alongside “traditional partners” from Europe and North America.
Biodata of the speakers
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Introduction: Isolina Boto, Manager, CTA Brussels Office
Introductory remarks: Patrick.I. Gomes, Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States; European Commission/EuropeAid; CIRAD; Michael Hailu, Director of CTA
Panel 1: South-South and triangular cooperation: what do we know?
This panel will review the key challenges and opportunities in South-South cooperation in agriculture and the lessons learned from research and practice.
– Is there a Chinese cooperation model in agricultural sector in sub Saharan Africa?
Jean-Jacques Gabas, Senior Researcher, CIRAD
– Cooperation between Brazil and Africa on agriculture : best practices
Erich Schaitza, Expert, EMBRAPA, Brazil
– Working with China in the Pacific: prospects for trilateral cooperation
Denghua Zhang, Researcher, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Programme, Coral Bell School, Australian National University
– Triangular cooperation and PPPs : the key role of the private sector
Jéremy Rubel, Senior Consultant. Gannibal Consulting, France
Panel 2: Best approaches and partnerships in South-South cooperation
This panel will look at examples of successes in South-South and triangular partnerships across the ACP.
– Food Purchase Programme (PAA) in support of Food and nutrition security
Brazil Government, FAO, DFID
– Best practices in South-South and triangular cooperation with Mexico
Carlos Cortés Zea, Expert, Mexico
– Triangular cooperation in support of conservation agriculture
Saidi Mkomwa, Executive Secretary, African Conservation Tillage Network, Kenya
– Regional trade exchanges between West Africa and Asia
ITC, OIF, West Africa and Asia producers (tbc)