The next Brussels Policy Briefing n. 53 on “The next generation of farmers: successes and new opportunities” will take place on 20th November 2018 (ACP Secretariat).

It will discuss the policies and actions required to support the next generation of farmers to increase productivity, better access to remunerative markets and increased use of technology. It will also share lessons learned from successes in farming across ACP and EU regions.

It will be co-organised by CTA, the European Commission (DG Devco and DG Agri), the ACP Secretariat and CONCORD.

 

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Background Note

Programme

Resources


PROGRAMME

08h00-09h00 Registration

09h00-09h15 Introduction to the Briefing: Isolina Boto, Manager, CTA Brussels Office

Introductory remarks: Viwanou Gnassounou, Assistant-Secretary-General, ACP Secretariat; Leonard Mizzi, Head of Unit Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, Europeaid, European Commission; Michael Hailu, Director, CTA

09h15-11h00 Panel 1: What is required to support the next generation of farmers?

This panel will provide an overview of what policies and actions are required to support the next generation of farmers to increase productivity, better access to remunerative markets and increased use of technology.

Panellists:

  • Key challenges and opportunities for the next generation of farmers
    Débísí Àràbà, Director, Africa Region, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
  • Successes of the CAP and lessons learned for the ACP
    Iman Boot, Senior Expert, Directorate for Agriculture, European Commission
  • Africa’s development trajectory in the evolving global context
    Thang Nguyen-Quoc, Policy Analyst, Africa Unit, OECD Development Centre
  • Connecting farmers to markets in Africa
    Jannes Maes, President of the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA)
  • Update and way forward on AGRI/DEVCO Taskforce for Rural Africa
    Tom Arnold, Chairman, TFRA

11h00-11h15 Coffee Break

11h15-13h00 Panel 2: Lessons learned from successes in farming across ACP and EU regions

This panel will discuss some best practices across the EU and the ACP in specific markets and the use of technologies in the agrifood sector with a focus on youth and women.

Panellists
:

  • Best practices and successes of women farmers in Europe
    Lotta Folkesson, Chair, Women Committee, COPA
  • Connecting production to growing markets in value added agri-food chains
    Akin Sawyerr, Co-founder of Agricultural Fresh Produce Growers and Exporters Association of Nigeria (AFGEAN)
  • Promoting quality schemes: the case of Jamaica Jerk GI
    Winston Stona, Associated Manufacturers Limited, Jamaica
  • New opportunities for innovative agribusiness in E-commerce of added-value products
    Jennifer Bash, Founder & CEO, Alaska, Tanzania
  • New opportunities for innovative agribusiness in food processing
    Kasope Ladipo-Ajai,Co-founder, Omoalata, Nigeria

Closing remarks

13h00 Light Lunch

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