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CARD Side Event

Program (Tentative):





Opening remarks, Chair


9:00 – 9:35


Achievement of the CARD Initiative in the past five years and the way forward

CARD Secretariat

9:35 – 9:50


Possibility of Rice Green Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dr. Otsuka, GRIPS

9:50 – 10:05


Investor’s view on the potential of African agriculture and issues to be addressed in order to promote investment

Mr. Sheehy, Duxton Asset

10:05 – 10:20


Current status of small to middle-scale local companies entering agribusiness, and the issues the African governments need to address in promoting small to middle-scale companies

Pastor Tetteh, GAIDA


10:20 – 10:30




10:30 – 10:40

Coffee Break


10:40 – 10:55


Potential of Japanese companies to contribute to promotion of agricultural mechanization, and the challenges they face to enter African markets.


10:55 – 11:10


Steps taken by an African government to promote foreign investment in the private sector

H.E. Dr. Adesina, FMARD, Nigeria

11:10– 11:25


Public-private cooperation for development of Development Corridors

Dr. Kirenga, SAGCOT


11:25 – 11:35


Q & A


11:35 – 11:45

Exchange of opinions


11:45 – 12:00

Summary, Chair