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CARD Side Event

Program (Tentative):

Time

Agenda

Presenter

9:05

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

 

Q&A

 

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.

Yanmar

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