of AAA-Livelihoods side-event More impactful public-private partnerships for African Agriculture Wednesday 16 November 2016
16h00-18h00 in the African Pavilion
Conveners: The AAA Initiative, The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of Morocco and The Livelihoods Funds.
16:00-16:10 | OPENING STATEMENTS
HE Aziz Akhannouch, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries of Morocco
HEMamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly, Minister of Agriculture and Rural development of Côte d’Ivoire
16:10-16:35 | ROUNDTABLE ON AAA INITIATIVE Challenges and opportunities for building more impactful public-private partnerships
Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank
Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to combat land degradation
Emmanuel Faber, CEO of Danone Group
Mostafa Terrab, CEO of OCP
Julian Lampietti, Agriculture Global Practice Manager, The World Bank
16:35-16:50 | EXPLORING INNOVATIVE MODELS TARGETING SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONEMENTAL IMPACT Setting the stage with a short film: The Livelihoods Mount Elgon Project An innovative project creating value in family farming, sustainable sourcing and landscape management
How to make investments in family farming more sustainable for all stakeholders?
Tony Simons,Director General of the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)
Bernard Giraud, President and co-founder of Livelihoods Venture
16:50:17:05 | SHOWCASE EXAMPLES Kenya: improving the livelihood of 30,000 farmers through sustainable farming and milk-water-carbon value creation
Wangu Mutua, Deputy Regional Director, Vi Agroforestry Vi Agroforestry is an NGO with proven track-record in sustainable farming practices
Burkina Faso: fighting desertification and ensuring food security in The Sahel region
Alain Traoré, Project Coordinator, tiipaalga tiipaalga is an NGO helping rural communities fight poverty by preserving their natural resources.
Jean-Luc François, Head of the Agriculture, Rural Development and Biodiversity Division, Agence Française de Développement (AFD)- (tbc). AFD is a financial institution and the main implementing agency for France’s official development assistance to developing countries and overseas territories.
Madagascar: creating an efficient vanilla cycle
Serge Rajaobelina, President, Fanamby Fanamby is an NGO implementing solutions to preserve ecosystems while fostering the development of communities.
17:05-17:15 | INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH THE AUDIENCE
17:15-17:35 | ROUNDTABLE: BUSINESSES PARTNERING WITH SMALLHOLDER FARMERS How can private companies and smallholder farmers join forces in a win-win relationship? Challenges and opportunities.
Bagoré Bathily, CEO, La Laiterie du Berger. La Laiterie du Berger supports Senegalese dairy farmers by producing dairy products only from raw milk, in a country where 90% of the milk consumed is imported in the form of milk powder.
Barry Parkin, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mars. Mars, Incorporated is a private, family-owned business. Many of its raw materials are grown by smallholder farmers. Mars works with experts and community groups to improve farmers’ resilience and livelihoods, and also to help secure a sustainable and high-quality supply of raw materials for the future.
Laurent Auguste, Executive Vice-President Innovation and Markets, Veolia. Veolia provides an array of solutions related to water, energy and materials. As agriculture accounts for 70% of the world’s fresh water consumption, it is a major challenge for Veolia.
Gilbert Ghostine, CEO, Firmenich. Firmenich is the world largest privately-owned fragrance & flavor company, deeply committed to sustainably source raw materials from smallholder farmers.
17:35-17:50 | INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH THE AUDIENCE
17:50-18:00 | CLOSING THOUGHTS
Graziano da Silva, Director General of the FAO
Stéphane Le Foll, Minister of Agriculture of France