The last Brussels Development Briefing on the ‘Drivers of success for agricultural transformation in Africa ‘ was held on 2nd of October 2013, at the Borschette Congress Center in Brussels.
More than 100 participants discussed successes and shared lessons from the agricultural transformation in Africa, by emphasizing its impact on the livelihood of the people and its key role for the growth of the economies of the continent.
The event consisted of two different parts. The first provided an overview of the potential of agriculture in Africa as an engine for growth and sustainable development. It showed the positive trends and the needed drivers for sustained growth and inclusiveness. The second panel presented proven actions in African agriculture and best PPPs practices based on the successes of CAADP in the last 10 years. It highlighted successes which can be upscaled and/or replicated.
Below you may find the programme of the event, photos, the presentations of the speakers, as well as other useful information:
- Programme and Background Note
- Reader (extensive research on the topic)
- Biodata of the speakers
Presentations & Videos:
In addition, below you can consult :
- The video recording of the speeches
The video registration of the entire briefing can be viewed online here.
- The presentations given at the event
- The summary of the speeches
Introductory remarks: Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director General Policy and Thematic Coordination, DG DEVCO, European Commission [Video]; Martin Bwalya, Head of the NEPAD/CAADP [Video]; Michael Hailu, Director, CTA [Video]
Panel 1: Agriculture: a driving force for economic and social transformation in Africa
Chair: H.E. Mary M. Muchada, Ambassador of Zimbabwe [Video]
Debate for the first panel [Video]
Panel 2: Proven successes, best practices in African Agriculture
Chair: Bernard Rey, Deputy Head of Unit/Food security, DG DEVCO, European Commission [Video]
Debate for the second panel [Video]
Concluding remarks [Video]
This event marked the 33rd edition of the Brussels Development Briefings – a regular event organized in Brussels by the Technical Centre for Agriculture (CTA), together with the DG Development and Cooperation of the European Commission (EC/DEVCO), the ACP Secretariat and other partners – on key issues and challenges for rural development in the context of EU/ACP cooperation.