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Tuesday 5th September

8am -9:30am
PRE-EVENT: 2017 AASR LAUNCH AND PLENARY DISCUSSION: THE BUSINESS OF SMALLHOLDER AGRICULTURE – Salle de Fetes I, Sofitel Hotel

Moderator: Ms. Valerie Traore, Founder and Executive Director, Niyel
Guest of Honour: Hon. Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly, Minister of Agriculture, Cote d’Ivoire
Setting the scene: Dr. Peter Hazell, Technical Advisor, 2017 AASR
Keynote: Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze, 2016 Africa Food Prize Winner and AGRA Board Member
Panelists:
Dr. John Ulimwengu, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
Sir Gordon Conway, Director of Agriculture for Impact and Professor of International
Development, Imperial College London
Ms. Jendayi Frazer, President and Chief Executive Officer, 50 Ventures
Mr. Karim Sy, Founder, Jokko Labs

10:00am -11:30am
PRE- EVENT IMPROVING THE PROSPERITY OF WOMEN IN AGRIBUSINESS – Salle de Fetes I, Sofitel Hotel

AECF moderator: Rt. Hon. Lord Paul Boateng, Board Chairman, AECF
Setting the scene: Mr. Jean Philippe Prosper, Board Member, AECF
Keynote: Hon. Daniel Kablan Duncan, Vice President, Republic of Cote d’Ivoire
Panelists:
HO. Kana Niale, Minister of Planning & Development, Cote d’Ivoire
H.E. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Executive Director, Household Opportunites for Poverty Eradication (HOPE)
Dr. Jemimah Njuki, Senior Program Officer, IDRC
Mr. Mezuo O. Nwuneli, Managing Partner, Sahel Capital
Ms. Anne-Marie Chidzero, AECF Board Member

11:30am – 1.30pm
PRE-EVENT EVIDENCE AND POLICY DIALOGUE FOR BETTER OUTCOMES IN AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY IN AFRICA – THE IMPERATIVES OF IMPROVING NUTRITION FOR AFRICA’S GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT – Daukro, Sofitel Hotel

Panel Moderator: Dr. Ousmane Badiane, Africa Director, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Malabo Montpellier Panel Co-Chair
Setting The Scene: Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President, AGRA
Keynote:
H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, former President of Tanzania
Dr. Kanayo Nwanze, former President of IFAD
Prof. Sheryl Hendriks, University of Pretoria
Panelists:
Dr. Debisi Araba, Africa Director, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Mr. Tom Arnold, former Director General IIEA and former SUN Coordinator
Ms. Nachilala Nkombo, Interim Executive Director for Africa, ONE
Closing Remarks: Dr. Joachim von Braun, Professor University of Bonn and Malabo Montpellier Panel Co-chair

5.30pm
WOMEN IN AGRIBUSINESS PRESS CONFERENCE – TBA

6pm-9.30pm
WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE DINNER – NEXT GENERATION GENDER STRATEGIES FOR AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION IN AFRICA – Marquee, Sofitel Hotel
Moderator: Dr Jemimah Njuki, Senior Program Specialist, IDRC
Opening Remarks: Mr. Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman ECONET and Chairman AGRF Partners Group
Host and Guest of Honour: H.E. Dominique Ouattara, First Lady, Cote d’ivoire
Panelists:
H.E. Josefa Sacko, C Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union
Mr. Rodger Voorhies, Executive Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Ms. Jennifer Blanke, Vice President, African Development Bank
Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenburg, Director, AWARD
Rt. Hon. Lord Paul Boateng, Board Chairman, AECF

Wednesday 6th September

9am-10am
AFRICA FOOD PRIZE PRESS CONFERENCE – TBA

10am-1pm
OPENING CEREMONY – Auditorium, Sofitel Hotel
High level panelists:
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank
H.E. Josefa Sacko, African Union AUC Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture
Mr. Joshua Oigara, Chief Executive Officer, KCB Group
Mr. Rodger Voorhies, Executive Director, Agricultural Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Mr. Gilbert Houngbo, President, IFAD
Introduction of H.E. President Ouattara by Minister of Agriculture
Keynote Remarks by H.E. President Ouattara on Vision of Agricultural Transformation Visioning the future

Heads of State Summit:

H.E. Alassane Ouattara, Cote d’Ivoire
H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia
H.E. Patrice Talon, Benin
H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, Ghana
H.E. Alpha Conde, Guinea
H.E. Faure Gnassingb., Togo
Hon. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Commission Chair, African Union
New Commitments to Seize the Moment

Remarks:
Mr. Svein Tore Holsether, Chief Executive Officer, Yara
Mr. Stefan Schmitz, Head, Rural Development and Food Security Division, BMZ
Mr. Roberto Ridolfi, Director for Sustainable Growth and Development, European Union Commission
Mr. Makhtar Diop, Vice President, World Bank
Mr. Aliko Dangote, Founder, President and Chief Executive, Officer, Dangote Group

3pm-6pm
SYMPOSIA: Creating Jobs and Promoting Entrepreneurship towards Food Security in the 21st Century – Salle de Fetes I, Sofitel Hotel

Moderator (Session 1): Mr. Edwin Macharia, Partner and Regional Director, Africa, Dalberg
Setting The Scene: Mr. Noor Ullah, Global Head of Agriculture, Acumen
Keynote: Dr. Ertharin Cousin, Distinguished Fellow of Global Agriculture, Chicago Council
Panelists
Mr. Roberto Ridolfi, Director for Sustainable Growth and Development, European Union Commission Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister of Agriculture, Republic Ghana
Mr. Simeon Ehui, Manager, Agriculture Global Practice for Africa, World Bank
Mr. Jean Louis Billon, Chairman, SIFCA
Dr. Stefan Schmitz, Head, Rural Development and Food Security Division, BMZ

Moderator (Session 2): Ms. Beauty Manake, Chief Executive Officer, Kungo Farms
Keynote: Dr. Joachim von Braun, Professor University of Bonn and Malabo Montpellier Panel Co-chair Panelists:
Ms. Awa Caba, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sooretul
Dr. Dominique Charron, Director, Agriculture and Environment, IDRC
Dr. Mima Nedelcovych, President and Chief Executive Officer, IGD
Mr. Michael Hailu, Director, CTA
Mr. Sambou Coly, Program Manager, Finacial Inclusion, Mastercard Foundation
Ms. Tacko Ndiaye, Senior Officer for Gender, Equality and Rural Development, FAO Africa Region

6pm-9pm
AFRICA FOOD PRIZE AWARD CEREMONY AND AGRF GALA DINNER – Marquee, Sofitel Hotel

Setting the scene: Ms. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, UNECA and Africa Food Prize Committee
Remarks:
H.E. Former President Obasanjo, Chair, Africa Food Prize Committee
2017 Africa Food Prize Laureate Remarks

Thursday 7th September

8.45am – 10:30am
PLENARY 1: CLOSING THE DEAL – INVESTING IN AFRICAN AGRICULTURE – Auditorium, Sofitel Hotel

Moderator: Mr. William Asiko, Grow Africa
Setting the scene: Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President, AGRA
Keynote: Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President, AfDBPanelists:
Hon. Papa Seck, Minister of Agriculture, Republic of Senegal
Hon. Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly, Minister of Agriculture, Cote d’Ivoire
Mr. Karim Lotfi Senhadji, Chief Executive Officer, OCP Africa
Alhaji Sani Dangote, Chairman of Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG) and Vice President of Dangote Group

11:00am – 12:30pm
INCREASING THE POOL FOR AGRICULTURE FOCUSED BLENDED FINANCE: A CATALYST FOR ACCELERATED TRANSFORMATION IN AFRICAN AGRICULTURE – AfDB and AGRA – Salle de Fetes I, Sofitel Hotel

Moderator: Mr. Sean de Cleene, Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, AGRA
Setting The Scene: Mr. Joost Oorthuizen, Chief Executive Officer, IDH
Keynote: Mr. Niraj Shah, Senior Investment Officer Global Agribusiness Group, IFC
Panelists:
Mr. Leonard Mizzi, Head of Unit, Rural Development, Food Security, and Nutrition, European Union Commission
Mr. Stuart Bradley, Founding Partner, Phatisa Private Equity Fund
Mr. Chris Clubb, Chief Executive Officer, Convergence
Mr. Peter Van As, Senior Partner and Chief Portfolio Officer, Phatisa Private Equity Fund
Ms. Majan Duursma, Senior Consultant, Enclude
Mr. Micahel Hamp, Senior Technical Advisor, IFAD
Ms. Jenny Sharrarr, Investment Officer, KfW
Dr. Pierre Ackah Angniman, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, FIRCA

2pm – 3.30pm
INCLUSIVE VALUE CHAIN INVESTMENT – TOWARD IMPORT SUBSTITUTION AND STAPLE
CROP FOOD SECURITY -THE RICE VALUE CHAIN – Grow Africa and AGRA – Salle de Fetes 1,
Sofitel Hotel

Moderator: Dr. Harold Roy-Maculey, Director General, Africa Rice
Setting The Scene: Alhaji Sani Dangote, Executive Chairman, DANSA Foods
Speakers
Ms. Maimouna Coulibaly, Founder, Faso Kaba
Mr. Njack Kane, Chief Executive Officer, Intervalle
Mr. Ben Valk, Head of Food and Agriculture Partnerships, Rabobank
Mr. Stefan Kachelriess-Matthess , Project Manager, GIZ/CARI
Mr. Ade Adefeko, Vice-President, Corporate and Government Relations, Olam
Mr. Peter Veal, Operations Lead, Africa Venture Team, Syngenta
Mr. Nadjirou Sall, General Secretary, CNCR
Mr. Yacouba Demb.l., Director General, ONDR

4pm – 5.30pm
PLENARY 2 – THE GREAT DEBATE– Auditorium
Moderator: Ms. Maria Angele Toure, Media Personality
Setting The Scene: Mr. Joe Studwell, Author, Journalist
Panelists:
Hon Christina Duarte, Former Minister of Finance, Cape Verde
Hon. Dr. Owusu Afryie, Minister, Food and Agriculture, Republic of Ghana
Rt. Hon. Lord Paul Boateng, Board Chairman, AECF
Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin, Chief Executive Officer, blueMoon
Mr. Theo de Jager, President, World Farmers’ Organization, South Africa

6pm-7pm
PLENARY 3 – DEAL ANNOUNCEMENTS – Auditorium

Announcing Deals: After an afternoon exploring the intricacies of closing deals in key value
chains in Africa, this session will review selected deals that have recently happened or that are
poised to close within the next six months. This session, will also include selected investment
pledges related to value chain development on the continent.
Moderator: Ms. Valerie Traore, Founder and Executive Director, Niyel

Friday 8th September

8:30am-10:00am
PLENARY 4: THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION AND AFRICAN AGRICULTURE – Salle de Fetes I and II, Sofitel Hotel

Moderator: Mr. Mikael Hook, Manager, Rural Learning Lab
Keynote: Dr. Debisi Araba, Regional Director, Africa, CIAT
Speakers:
Ms. Liisa Petrykowska, Chief Executive Officer, Ignitia
Mr. Ayodeji Balogun, Country Manager, AFEX Nigeria
Ms.Esi Nana Sekyiamah, M.D, Tulaa in Ghana
Mr. Michael Hailu, Director, CTA
Ms. Salah Goss, Vice President – International Development, Mastercard
Dr. Lee H. Babcock, Researcher, Agricultural Head of Grameen Foundation and Former ICT4Ag
Dr. Ramadjita Tabo, Director, ICRISAT
M. Soro Kypea, Directeur général, Agence Nationale du Service Universel des Télé-communications
(ANSUT)

Closing Remarks

Hon. Willy Bett, Minister of Agriculture, Republic of Kenya
Mr. Stephen Muchiru, Ex Offcio, EAFF

12pm – 12.45pm
PLENARY 5: CLOSING CEREMONY – Salle des Fetes I and II, Sofitel Hotel

Moderator:
Ms. Maria Angele Toure, Media Personality
AGRF Closing Communique

Closing Remarks

Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President, AGRA
Hon. Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Cote d’Ivoire
Hon. Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Prime Minister of Cote d’Ivoire

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