24. Rural transformation

On September 14th 2011, the CTA organised a Briefing on “Major drivers for rural transformation in Africa“.

New! on the subject of “Rural transformation in Africa

Programme 

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Biodata of the speakers

CTA Policy brief: Increasing rural employment in sub-Saharan Africa

Video of the Briefing

 

Introductory remarks
Dr Mohammed Chambas, Secretary-General of the ACP Secretariat; Francesca Mosca, Director, European Commission; Dr Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, Chief Executive Officer, NEPAD; Michael Hailu, Director, CTA

Panel 1: Challenges and opportunities in rural transformation

Chair: H.E. M. Paul Badji, Ambassador of Senegal to the EU and Belgium
Panelists:

– Rural transformation processes: what can we learn from current experiences?
Felicity Proctor, Expert on Rural Transformation, United Kingdom [Executive summary|Presentation|Video]

– Experiences from the agricultural rural transformation in transition countries
Jo Swinnen, Professor of Development Economics, University of Leuven, Belgium [Presentation]

– Linkages between agriculture and the rural non-farm economy in support of rural transformation
Professor Peter Hazell, Imperial College London, School of Oriental and African Studies [Presentation |Video]

– Implications of Rural-Urban Transformation for Growth and Poverty Reduction in Ethiopia
Paul Dorosh, Director, Development Strategy and Governance, IFPRI, USA [Executive summary|Presentation|Video]

– Small-scale farmers and rural transformation: the case of Brasil
Elisangela dos Santos Araujo, Coordinator, Federation of Family Smallholders (FETRAF), Brasil [Presentation EN|Presentation PT]

Panel 2: Creating rural employment for economic growth in ACP countries

ChairElisabeth Atangana, President, PROPAC
Panelists:

– Rural employment and decent work: challenges and opportunities
Loretta de Luca, Coordinator, Rural Employment and Decent Work Programme, ILO [Presentation|Executive summary|Video]

– Creating employment for rural youth and rural women
Peter Wobst, Senior Economist, Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division, FAO  [Executive summary|Presentation|Video]

– Linking small-scale producers to dynamic markets
Dr. Dyborn Chibonga, Chief Executive Officer, NASFAM, Malawi [Executive summary|Presentation]

– Connecting rural populations through ICTs
Paul Barera, Executive Director RTN, Rwanda [Executive summary|Presentation]

Conclusion
– Dr Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, CEO, NEPAD
– Michael Hailu, Director CTA

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