FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

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Committee on World Food Security
(30th Session)

Rome, 20 - 23 September 2004

SIDE EVENTS PROGRAMME

1. Planting the Seeds for Africa's Future: G8 Partnerships to Raise Agricultural Productivity through Capacity Building

2. International Alliance Against Hunger

3. Informal Panel: Seminar on Initiatives and Actions for Food Security

 

1. Planting the Seeds for Africa's Future: G8 Partnerships to Raise Agricultural Productivity through Capacity Building

Organizer: US Mission in Rome
Venue: Iran room (B016 - above Flag Hall)
Date: 21 September 2004, 18.00-19.30h
Presenters: Ambassador Robert Fowler of Canada, Assistant Administrator Emmy Simmons of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Ingrid Kirsten of NEPAD; Dr. Wilberforce Kisamba-Mugerwa, director of IFPRI's International Service for National Agricultural Research and former Ugandan Minister of Agriculture; Mr. John Monyo, Assistant Director-General, Sustainable Development Department, FAO.

Main Agenda Items:
A panel discussion on the G8 commitments to Africa with a special focus on increasing agricultural productivity through capacity building. Beginning with an opening statement from U.S. Mission Ambassador Tony P. Hall, the program is meant to generate a dialogue on how to build and expand agricultural science and technology in African educational and research institutions and the role this plays in increasing agricultural productivity. Representatives of the G8, NEPAD, CGIAR and FAO will discuss partnerships among their institutions and provide details on how capacity building fits into the larger strategy of boosting agricultural productivity to successful and sustainable levels. Program participants include: Ambassador Robert Fowler of Canada, Assistant Administrator Emmy Simmons of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Ingrid Kirsten of NEPAD; Dr. Wilberforce Kisamba-Mugerwa, director of IFPRI's International Service for National Agricultural Research and former Ugandan Minister of Agriculture; an assistant director general of FAO. Following brief statements from each panel participant, the 90-minute discussion will offer time for questions from the audience.

 

2. International Alliance Against Hunger

"A High-Level Dialogue with Civil Society Leaders and Member Countries' National Alliance Leaders on the Development of "The International Alliance Against Hunger" as a Leading Global, Political and Moral Force to End Hunger"

Agenda: PDF (35 KB)
Organizer: Ms E. Clayton, SAD
Venue: Green room (1st Floor Bldg A)
Date: 22 September 2004, 14:00-17:00 hrs
Panelists: Representatives of Member Countries (Brazil, Philippines), Civil Society Leaders (Rotary, CARITAS, WAGGGS) and National Alliance Leaders (Kellogg)
Main Agenda Items:
" The Role and Opportunity of Civil Society in the International Alliance Against Hunger
" National Alliances Organizing to Fight Hunger

 

3. Informal Panel: Seminar on Initiatives and Actions for Food Security

Venue: Green Room (A 1st Floor)
Date: 23 September 2004, 09.00 - 12.00 hours;
Presenters/discussants:
FAO, Inter Academy Council, Hunger Task force, IFPRI,

Agenda:
09.00 - 09.10 Welcome and Opening Remarks by Mr. Hartwig de Haen, Assistant
Director General, Economic and Social Department, FAO.
09.10 - 09.30 Enhancing Food Security: Strategy and Policy Options
Mr. Prabhu Pingali, Director, Agricultural and Development Economics Division
09:30 - 09:50 Realizing the promise and potential of African Agriculture: Findings of an international assessment prepared under the auspices of the Inter Academy Council, by Mr. Rudy Rabbinge, University of Wageningen
09:50 - 10:10 Building Political Commitment to Overcome Hunger
Mr. David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World and member of the Hunger
Task Force
10.10 - 10:30 Discussion Opener: Mr. Joachim von Braun, Director General, IFPRI
10:50 - 11.45 Discussion
11.45 - 12.00 Summing up by Mr. Hartwig de Haen

 
Previous Sessions (available on this website):  CFS 29; CFS 28; CFS 27; CFS 26; CFS 25; CFS 24

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