Solution Forum 3 - Agriculture and Food Security

Day 2 ( 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. )

Location: CR1

The Forum will present development solutions related to the challenge of sustainable agricultural development, food security, nutrition and management of natural resources, gained through actions implemented with FAO and IFAD support, in partnership with civil society institutions, UN agencies and/or by member countries in the South. These are solutions that are designed to support families and societies in coping with the adversarial effects of climate change and depleting energy sources. The Forum will provide results-based presentations and scalable solutions on agricultural and food technology.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dennis Garrity, UN Drylands Ambassador, Former Director General, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

Panel 1

Moderator: Mr. Festus Akinnifesi, Chief, South-South Cooperation Team, FAO

Solution 1 - Integrated Dairy Development Afghanistan
Mr. Ghulam Zekria, Chairman of the Kabul Dairy Union, Kabul, Afghanistan

Solution 2 - Supporting Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Agriculture and rural Development (CA for SARD) including equipment innovations for smallholder farmers linking Brazil born innovations to East Africa
Mr. Saidi Mkomwa; Executive Secretary of African Conservation Tillage Network (ACT)

Solution 3 - Viet Nam support to Aquaculture Development in Namibia
Dr. Moses Maurihungirire, Director Aquaculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Namibia
Mr. Dinh Trung,  Chief, SSC Viet Nam Team

Solution 4 - Rice-Fish Agriculture Heritage System
Mr. Wang Yibin, SSC expert in RFC, China
Prof. Min Qingwen, Institute of geographic sciences and natural Resources at Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Introduced by: Ms. Yu Yang, Division Director of Center of Iinternational Cooperation and Services-CICOS, Ministry of Agriculture, China: Overview of China participation in FAO/SSC

Solution 5 - Small Holder Horticulture
Mr. Ilan Fluss, Director, Policy Planning & External Relations Department, MASHAV, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
Dr. Workafes WoldeTsadik, SHH Coordinator, Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopia

Panel 2

Moderator: Mr. Cheikh Sourang, Senior Programme Manager and Focal Point, South-South and Triangular Cooperation, Strategy and Knowledge Department, IFAD

Panel l ists
Mr Périn L. Saint Ange, Regional Director East and Southern Africa Division, IFAD
Mr. Johannes F. Linn, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Solution 1 - Shifting to Conservation Agriculture to Build Resilience to Climate Change
Mr Abdelkarim Sma, Regional Economist, Near East, North Africa and Europe Division, IFAD

Solution 2- Promoting South-South Cooperation with China through Knowledge Sharing
Mr. Liu Ke, Associate Country Programme Officer, Asia and the Pacific Division, IFAD

Solution 3 - Flexi-biogas Solutions, Renewable Energy for All
Mr. Dominic Wanjihia, CEO, Biogas International Ltd, Kenya