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AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION WORKSHOP

Tegemeo Institute/Egerton University

Eastern and Central African Programme for Agricultural Policy Analysis

Michigan State University

United States Agency for International Development

June 27-30, 1999, Nairobi Serena Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

PROGRAM AGENDA

(For more information, see the Agricultural Transformation Workshop 1999 Website: /Ag_transformation/index.htm)

SUNDAY JUNE 27TH : RESERVED FOR READING OF CONFERENCE PAPERS

MONDAY JUNE 28TH

8.30: OPENING CEREMONY:

Chair: Dr. Wilson Nguyo, Director, Tegemeo Institute/Egerton University

Introductory Remarks

  • Dr. Wilson Nguyo, Director, Tegemeo Institute/ Egerton University
  • Dr. Isaac Minde, Coordinator, Eastern And Central Africa Programme For Agricultural Policy Analysis (ECAPAPA)

Opening Address

  • Mr. Jonathan Conly, Director, United States Agency for International Development, Kenya Mission

Vote of Thanks

  • Dr. T.S. Jayne, Michigan State University

9.00: SESSION 1: AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AND STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION

Chair: Prof. Anthony Ikpi, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria

  • "Agricultural Recovery and Structural Transformation in African Countries," Dr. Ousmane Badiane, World Bank
  • "Globalization, Agro-Industrial Development, and Agricultural Transformation," Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, United Nations Industrial Development Organization
  • "Accelerating Africa's Structural Transformation: Lessons from East Asia," Professor Bruce Johnston, Stanford University and Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin, International Food Policy Research Institute.

10.30: Tea / Coffee Break

10.45: Floor discussion

11.30: SESSION 2: AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY DELIVERY TO THE SMALLHOLDER FARMER AND ITS ROLE IN POVERTY ALLEVIATION AND AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION

Chair: Dr. Wilfred Mwangi, CIMMYT/African Region Economist, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • "Agricultural Technology Economic Viability and Poverty Alleviation in Ethiopia," Dr. Mulat Demeke, Addis Ababa University
  • "Agricultural Technology Economic Viability and Poverty Alleviation in Tanzania," Dr. Festus Limbu, University of Dar Es Salaam

floor discussion



1.00 - 2.00: LUNCH

2.00: SESSION 2 (continued):

  • "Agricultural Technology Economic Viability and Poverty Alleviation in Uganda," Dr. Dick Sserunkuuma, Makerere University
  • "Agricultural Technology Economic Viability and Poverty Alleviation in Kenya," Dr. Willis Oluoch-Kosura, University of Nairobi
  • "The Potential for Productivity Increases in Cotton and Maize Systems: The Case of Northern Mozambique," Mr. Jose Jaime Jeje, Ministry Agriculture, Government of Mozambique, and Dr. Julie Howard, Dr. Paul Strasberg, and Dr. Duncan Boughton, Michigan State University

3.30: Tea / Coffee

3.45: SESSION 2 (continued):

Discussants:

  • Mr. Henry Ogola, Managing Director, ChemAgro Ltd., Nairobi Kenya
  • Dr. Peter Ngategize, Director, Coffee Research Institute, Mukono, Uganda

Floor discussion

6.30: RECEPTION (at Serena Hotel, Frangipani Room)

TUESDAY, JUNE 29TH

8.30: SESSION 3: KEY FUTURE ISSUES IN AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION

Chair: Professor Geoffrey Mrema, Executive Director, ASARECA

  • "Agricultural Biotechnology: Current and Future Trends and their Implications for Africa," Dr. Florence Wambugu, International Service for the Acquisition of Agro-Biotechnology Applications; and Dr. Catherine Ives, Agricultural Biotechnology for Sustainable Productivity, Michigan State University.
  • "Smallholder Commercialization, Interlinked Markets, and Food Crop Productivity: Cross Country Evidence in Eastern and Southern Africa," Dr. Jones Govereh, Michigan State University; Mr. James Nyoro, Tegemeo Institute/Egerton University, and Dr. T.S. Jayne, Michigan State University.

Discussant:

  • Mr. Steven Collins, Monsanto Corporation; Nairobi, Kenya

Floor discussion

10.15: Tea / Coffee

10.30: SESSION 3 (continued)

Floor discussion

11.15: SESSION 4: AGRICULTURAL SECTORAL REFORM: HOW CAN FOOD SYSTEMS BE STRENGTHENED TO PROMOTE AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION?

Chair: Mr. Munhamo Chisvo, Managing Director, Jimat Ltd, Harare, Zimbabwe

  • "Agricultural Marketing Policy Reforms in Zambia," Dr. Anthony Mwanaumo, Agricultural Sector Investment Programme Consultative Forum, Government of Zambia
  • "Evolution of Kenya's Maize Marketing System in the Post-Liberalization Era," Mr. James Nyoro, Ms. Mary Kiiru, Tegemeo Institute/Egerton University; and Dr. T.S. Jayne, Michigan State University
  • "The Effects of Maize Trade with Malawi on Price Levels in Mozambique: Implications for Trade and Development Policy," Ms. Ana Paula Santos, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Mozambique, and Dr. David Tschirley, Michigan State University
  • "Maize in Ethiopia: Technology, Institutions and Policy." Professor Dejene Aredo, Addis Ababa University

1.00 - 2.00: LUNCH

2.00: SESSION 4 (continued)

Discussants:

  • Dr. Adrian Mukhebi, Kenya Agricultural Commodity Exchange, Nairobi Kenya
  • Mr. Wilmote Zembe, Business Development Manager, Grain Marketing Board, Government of Zimbabwe

Floor discussion

3.15: Tea / Coffee

3.30: SESSION 5: AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND POLICY IN THE AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION PROCESS

Chair: Dr. Donald Ekong, Ford Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • "Building African Scientific and Managerial Capacity for Transforming Agriculture in Sub-Sahara Africa," Prof. Anthony Ikpi, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • "Efficiency and Equity in Public Investment in Agriculture: Lessons from Soil Fertility Research in Kenya." Dr. Were Omamo, International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi.

Floor discussion

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30TH

8.30: SESSION 5: REGIONAL AGRICULTURAL TRADE AND DOMESTIC AGRICULTURAL POLICY

Chair: Mr. Reuben Mtolo, Food Reserve Agency, Government of Zambia

  • Overview: Professor Chris Ackello-Ogutu, Technoserve, Nairobi
  • Transport Sector Issues in Regional Integration: Dr. Protasse Echessah, Technoserve, Nairobi.
  • Regional Comparative Advantage in Southern Africa: Dr. Rashid Hassan, University of Pretoria
  • Synthesis of Regional Integration Issues: Professor Chris Ackello-Ogutu, Technoserve, Nairobi.
  • "The Role of Regional Trade in Agricultural Transformation: The Case of West Africa Following Devaluation of the CFA Franc," Dr. Mbaye Yade, Dr. Anne Chohin-Kuper, Dr. Valerie Kelly, Dr. John Staatz, and Dr. James Tefft, MSU.

10.15: Tea / Coffee

10.30: Discussant:

  • Mr. Gem Argwings-Kodhek, Research Fellow, Tegemeo Institute, Egerton University

Floor discussion

11.30: SESSION 6: SYNTHESIS: IDENTIFICATION OF WORKSHOP CONCLUSIONS AND FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES

Chair: Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna.

12.45 CONFERENCE CLOSING

  • Dr. Isaac Minde
  • Dr. Wilson Nguyo

1.00: LUNCH

 


For further information or questions on the conference, please contact
Professor Thom Jayne, Michigan State University at jayne@msu.edu
Dr. Isaac Minde, ECAPAPA, at ecapapa@imul.com
or Dr. Wilson Nguyo, Egerton University/Tegemeo Institute at tegemeo@nbnet.co.ke