High Level Plenary Session 1: Reflections and Perspectives on achieving an inclusive agro-allied industrialization in Africa

Room: Congress Hall

Objective of Session: This session will engage high-level leaders to share their reflections and perspectives on ways to develop an agro-allied industrialization that promote inclusive growth. The session will also highlight Africa’s key challenges and opportunities; offer some perspectives on the best practices as well as share experiences from African countries that have significantly industrialized their agriculture sector in an inclusive way.

Moderator: Evelyn Ohanwusi, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Panelists [Davos Style] :

  • Christopher Barrett, Professor, Cornell University, USA 
  • Ousmane Dore, Director, Nigeria Country Office, AfDB
  • Chiji Chinedum Ojukwu, Director, Department of Agriculture and Agro-Industry, African Development Bank
  • Ada Osakwe, Chief Executive, Agrolay Ventures, Nigeria

     

Rapporteur: Linguère Mbaye, AfDB, Josephine Ulimwengu (ECA)

Guidelines for Panel Discussion

AEC 2016 : High Level Plenary Session 1: Reflections and Perspectives on achieving an inclusive agro-allied industrialization in Africa, 05 December 2016

“Our goal is clear: achieve food self-sufficiency for Africa in ten years, eliminate malnutrition and hunger and move Africa to the top of agricultural value chains.” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President

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