International Food and Agribusiness Management Association
Agribusiness & Food World Forum June 15-19, 2014
Agribusiness & Food World Forum Cape Town, South Africa June15-19, 2014
People Feed the World
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At-a-Glance | Sunday, June 15th - Thursday, June 19th Agribusiness & Food World Forum
Dear Friends and Colleagues, Thank you for investing your time and talent to participate in the 2014 IFAMA-Corporate Council on Africa Agribusiness & Food World Forum. 2014 is a landmark year for IFAMA, as we celebrate 25 years as an international organization that places the talent of people at the center of our work. Hosting our annual stakeholder event in Africa is very fitting for this important, milestone occasion. Africa is a region of limitless opportunity, where agribusiness has the potential to be the engine that drives dynamic, unprecedented economic growth and development. The path to increased prosperity and quality of life in Africa and everywhere in the world is through the talent of people. People Feed the World will be the overarching framework for our discussions together in Cape Town, South Africa. The precious resource of people’s talent is the common and binding factor across the value chain of food creation and the essential platform for achieving global nutritional security. I encourage you to take full advantage of the opportunity to engage across sectors and cultures – this is one of the special values that IFAMA brings to each of us. Please be bold with your perspectives, ask challenging questions and seek new ways to collaborate – this is how we innovate and how our industry advances. Thad Simons Board President International Food and Agribusiness Management Association The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) and The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) have partnered to present the 2014 Agribusiness and Food World Forum in Cape Town, South Africa. IFAMA is an international management organization that brings together current and future business, academic, and government leaders along with other industry stakeholders to improve the strategic focus, transparency, sustainability and responsiveness of the global food and agribusiness system. CCA is a nonprofit, membership-based organization that promotes business and investment between the U.S. and the nations of Africa. As the premier American organization devoted to U.S.Africa business relations, CCA includes as members more than 175 companies representing nearly 85 percent of total U.S. private sector investments in Africa. The IFAMA/CCA partnership leverages both organizations’ vast networks and expertise to raise the issues most pertinent to strengthening Africa’s agribusiness sector, a key theme of this year’s World Forum. www.africacncl.org
Agribusiness & Food World Forum
Agribusiness & Food World Forum Cape Town, South Africa June15-19, 2014
People Feed the World People Feed the World is a global event set on the stage of Africa. The African continent’s agriculture and agribusiness future has soared to the top of the world’s most elite economic growth and development agendas. The heightened attention on agriculture and agribusiness in Africa is based on the fact that the enormous growth potential of this region, now tangibly in sight, hinges on expanding the capacity of these industries. Our work together during the 2014 Agribusiness & Food World Forum will be framed by three conversations that relate to the concept that People Feed the World: Africa’s Age of Opportunity—Agriculture at the Center of a $1 Trillion Economy in sub-Saharan Africa The Talent Factor—Evolution of Food and Agribusiness Value Chains A Noble Ambition—Engaging Talent in the Dynamic, Purpose-Driven Industry of Agribusiness
The 2014 Agribusiness & Food World Forum consists of interactive workshops, demonstrations of cutting-edge technology and facilitated discussions by world-renowned speakers addressing today’s most relevant topics in agribusiness. Co-Chair: Tricia Beal, Chief of Staff, Novus International, Inc. Co-Chair: Johan van Rooyen, Director, Standard Bank Centre for Agribusiness Development and Leadership Co-Chair: John Purchase, Chief Executive Officer, Agricultural Business Chamber (AgBiz), South Africa Global Student Case Competition Preliminary Round: Sunday, June 15th 8:00am - 4:00pm Final Round: Tuesday, June 17th 10:15am - 12:15pm Scientific Research Symposium Monday, June 16th 8:00am - 5:30pm South African Youth Day Monday, June 16th 9:00am - 1:00pm Keynote Speaker: Ms. Joyene Isaacs, HoD Western Cape Department of Agriculture African Agribusiness On The Move Tuesday, June 17th 8:00am -10:00am World Forum Tuesday, June 17th – Thursday, June 19th SPECIAL EVENT: Meet the IFAMA Class of 2014 Tuesday, June 17th 6:00 - 8:00pm
Global Student Case Competition
Preliminary Round: Sunday, June 15th 8:00am - 4:00pm Final Round: Tuesday, June 17th 10:15am - 12:15pm Now in its ninth year, the Global Student Case Competition is a capstone event of the IFAMA Annual Conference. Over 20 student teams from around the world are confirmed to participate in this year’s Competition, which offers a venue to evaluate global industry issues and demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills before a panel of industry executives. All conference participants are invited and encouraged to attend the final round of the competition. Co-Chair: Vincent Amanor-Boadu, Professor, Kansas State University, USA Co-Chair: Dinah Hanson, Agribusiness Project Director, Association of African Business Schools
Scientific Research Symposium
Monday, June 16th 8:00am - 5:30pm Research papers, cases, working group sessions and posters provide the intellectual foundation for discussions which occur during the Forum. More than 150 papers will be presented on topics appealing to a variety of interests including: African Agribusiness, Agribusiness Firms and Value Chains, Development of the Food and Agribusiness Sectors, and Talent Development and Sustainability. Co-Chair: Victoria Salin, Texas A&M University, USA Co-Chair: Julie Pennington, University of Tampa, USA Co-Chair: André Jooste, CEO of Potatoes South Africa, South Africa
Participating Partners: Government of South Africa Ebrahim Rasool, Ambassador of South Africa to the US DuPont Pamela Chitenhe, Regional Director, Africa Google Kai Wulff, Access Field Development Director The World Food Prize Foundation Ambassador Ken Quinn, President World Bank Hamish Gow, Global Food Safety Coalition Secretariat Columbia University, Earth Institute Diana Sierra, Soil Doctor Project World Economic Forum Charlotte Harding, Project Manager, Human Capital, World Economic Forum, Mercer RUFORUM Ekwamu Adipala, Executive Secretary Land O’Lakes Thomas Herlehy, Practice Manager Agriculture Productivity and Competitiveness TEAM-Africa Hamidou Boly, Coordinator Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Vicki Wilde, Senior Program Officer, Global Development, Agricultural Development and Gender Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations Carlos A. da Silva, Senior Agribusiness Economist, Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division, FAO Mercer Anne-Magriet Schoeman, Talent/Country Leader, South Africa Western Cape Government Ms. Joyene Isaacs, HoD Department of Agriculture Stellenbosch University Johan van Rooyen, Director, Standard Bank Centre Development and Leadership Agricultural Business Chamber (AgBiz), South Africa John Purchase, Chief Executive Officer The Chicago Council on Global Affairs Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow, Global Agriculture and Food Policy National Research Foundation Aldo Stroebel, Executive Director, International Relations and Cooperation 3
Forum Agenda | Tuesday, June 17th Africa Agribusiness’ Age of Opportunity Agribusiness is projected to grow to a $1 trillion USD industry in sub-Saharan Africa within the next two decades. There is an increased understanding that focusing resources on increasing production in isolation from agribusiness does not position this region to achieve the potential of this dynamic development. Increasing the talent capacity in agribusiness is essential to realizing Africa’s economic transformation and development.
Special Presentation: David Tschirley, Professor, International Development, Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University • Richard Mkandawire, Vice President, African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership • Paula Disberry, Group Director, Retail Operations, Woolworth Stores • M. D. Ramesh, President and Regional Head, South and East Africa, Olam International Ltd. Networking Break 2:30-3:00pm
12:30 - 1:30pm Carole Brookins | Moderator Managing Director, Public Capital Advisors, LLC
Thad Simons, Board President, IFAMA IFAMA’s Global Vision
Talent and Workforce: Producing the New Generation of Food System Professionals
3:00 - 4:30pm
Stephen Hayes, President and CEO, CCA Now is the Time to Invest in Africa
This session focuses on the education and training adaptations required to meet demands of the rising African consumer class. The presentation will highlight the socalled “double pivot” that will have to be effected in African agricultural education and training, and how academia and industry can effectively partner to effect this change.
Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool People Feed the World
Rise of the African Consumer Class 1:30 - 2:30pm This session will consider the dimensions and implications of the rise of an African consumer class over the next three decades. The presentation will highlight forwardlooking, scenario-based analysis of changing consumer demand patterns and implications for the future size, composition, and structure of the new African food market. Panelists will focus on the implications of these changes for business strategy and for public-private partnerships to ensure needed public and private investments in Africa’s food systems to meet this new demand as efficiently and effectively as possible. Isaac Minde | Moderator Professor, International Development, Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University
Umezuruike Linus Opara | Moderator South African Research Chair in Postharvest Technology, Stellenbosch University Special Presentation: Anthony Mugisha, Assoc. Professor and Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources (SVAR), Makerere University Panelists: • Mark Titterington, Head of Corporate Affairs Europe, Africa and Middle East, Syngenta • Hamidou Boly, Coordinator, TEAM-Africa • John Dirkx, Professor, Department of Educational Administration, University Wisconsin-Madison • John Purchase, CEO, Agricultural Business Chamber (AgBiz), South Africa Networking Break 4:30-5:00pm
Bending the Curve in Africa’s Nutrition Transition: Opportunities, Actions and Partnerships for Mitigating Looming Public Health Risks 3:00 - 4:30pm This working group will examine the nutritional and public health implications of Africa’s changing diets and food system. The presentation will explore causes and consequences of the nutrition transition in Africa and elsewhere, including evidence on the rising rates of overweight, obesity, cardio-vascular and related diseases in Africa. The panel discussion will focus on possible preventative actions, exploring how Africa might learn from other regions about private and public sector actions that could help to moderate public health risks and effectively bend the curve in Africa’s nutrition transition. John David Kabasa | Moderator Principal, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity, Makerere University; Founder, AFRISA-SPEDA Special Presentation: Steven Haggblade, Professor, International Development, Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University Panelists: • Serigne Diop, Head of the Nestlé R&D Centre, Nestlé • Amanda Minnaar, Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Pretoria • David Sanders, Professor of Public Health, University of Western Cape SPECIAL EVENT:
Meet the IFAMA Class of 2014 Cocktail Reception Tuesday, June 17th
David versus Goliath: The Revolution in Africa’s Farm Structures This breakout session will identify the fundamental trends affecting the agricultural sectors of the region, the main constraints and risks affecting private investment in the agricultural value chains, and concrete actions by the private and public sectors needed to accelerate agricultural growth and food security in the region. Sponsored by: Ferdi Meyer | Moderator Executive, Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy Professor, Agricultural Economics, University of Pretoria Special Presentations: • Lulama Traub, Value-chain and Policy Analyst, University of Stellenbosch, Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy • Milu Muyanga, Assistant Professor, Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University • Antoine Ducastel, CIRAD Research Fellow, University of Pretoria Panelists: • Stuart Kearns, Head of Agricultural Operations, Chayton Africa • Chance Kabaghe, ReNAPRI Chairperson, Zambia • Jacques Taylor, Managing Director, sub-Saharan Africa, John Deere Networking Break 4:30-5:00pm
Closing Commentary 5:00 - 5:45pm
Mary Shelman | Moderator Director, Agribusiness Program, Harvard Business School; Past President, IFAMA Ekwamu Adipala, Executive Secretary, RUFORUM Nick Vink, President, African Association of Agricultural Economists; Director, International Association of Agricultural Economists
6:00 - 8:00pm
Young Leaders’ Perspective:
Each year, an elite group of students are hand-selected by the top agribusiness academia of the world to participate in the IFAMA Global Student Case Competition and other conference programs. These students represent the future of agribusiness. They have chosen agriculture as a career path, excelled academically and proven their leadership skills. Please join us for a special reception on the opening evening of the World Forum to meet the world’s top 150 agribusiness students.
Charity Kawira Mutegi, Kenya Aflasafe Project, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application Invited Robin Callahan, Market Analyst, GLOBALG.A.P. Ali Noor, IFAMA Class of 2014, Wageningen University Shingi Nyamwanza, Managing Director, 4H Africa 5
Wednesday, June 18th
The Talent Factor Talent is the key to unlocking the potential of agribusiness globally. How do we address the complex challenges that agribusiness faces today— evolving value chains, food wastage, optimized production, ecological footprint, regulation and consumer perception? The answer is people! Through The Talent Factor we will focus on the tangible outcomes of raising the skills and knowledge of agribusiness professionals.
Morning Keynotes 8:30 - 9:30am
Concurrent Sessions 9:45 - 11:15am
Transformative Technology Come and learn how these organizations are providing the technology for small and medium-sized enterprises to raise their level of professionalism, connect to market and build sustainable businesses. ICT, big data and financial inclusion tools are thriving at the field level and supporting millions to leap past traditional hurdles into the global economy. Kai Wulff | Moderator Access Field Development Director, Google Shannon Lucas, Senior Enterprise Innovation, Vodaphone Diana Sierra, Soil Doctor Project, Columbia University Earth Institute Joseph Wozniak, Program Manager, Trade for Sustainable Development Diale Mokgojwa, AgriBEE Manager, Standard Bank, South Africa
The Global Knowledge Initiative--recently dubbed one of the world’s top 100 innovations for the next century—has created a highly interactive Solutions Visioning workshop experience that gives participants an opportunity to shape bold, innovative strategies for addressing food wastage and spoilage in Africa. This initiative is supported by The Rockefeller Foundation’s Food Waste and Spoilage initiative <http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/blog/newinnovations-reduce-harvest-loss>, which seeks to ensure that two million African smallholder farmers have greater income and economic opportunities, improved resilience and increased food and nutritional security through reduced post-harvest loss in food crop value chains by 2020. Join this session to learn about GKI’s model and to hear about the experiences of and outcomes reached by a select group of World Forum participants who will engage in a Solutions Visioning workshop prior to the session.
Enabling Efficient and Inclusive Agricultural and Food Systems in Africa Earlier this year, FAO partnered with IFAMA and Stellenbosch University in a global call for papers on the topic of Enabling Efficient and Inclusive Agricultural and Food Systems in Africa. Fifteen papers were selected by a panel of FAO and external experts among dozens of contributions from young professionals from all over the world. The papers will form the basis for the symposium and include thought leadership on topics including: market access, value chain innovations and public-private partnership models. Each selected author will provide a brief overview of their work and will be available to interact with the audience for questions. The outcome of this event will be a book published by FAO with the goal of informing governments and development organizations on initiatives to improve inclusiveness and efficiency in agricultural and food systems.
Sara Farley | Moderator Chief Operating Officer, Global Knowledge Initiative
Plenary 1:00 - 1:30pm Ed Mabaya | Moderator Assistant Director, Cornell Internatonal Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development
Amanda Rose, Senior Program Officer, Global Knowledge Initiative
M. D. Ramesh, President and Regional Head, South and East Africa, Olam Internatonal Ltd.
Amira Ibrahim, Senior Program Associate, Rockefeller Foundation
Carlos A. da Silva, Senior Agribusiness Economist, Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division, FAO
Take a hands-on tour of the Global Food Security Index, an interactive tool developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and sponsored by DuPont. This unique tool can support research and coursework, decision making and planning. The model can help assess the countries that are most and least vulnerable to food insecurity through categories of affordability, availability, nutritional quality and food safety. These factors help in studying the effect of poor or inadequate infrastructure, political corruption, and even soil quality on food security. Join experts from the EIU and put the Index to work. Seating is limited to 72!
2 Solutions Visioning Participants (TBD)
Johan van Rooyen, Director, Standard Bank Centre for AgriBusiness Development and Leadership, Stellenbosch University Hamidou Boly, Coordinator, TEAM-Africa
1000 Days to Change the Future
The 1,000 days period is the crucial period of development, when malnutrition can have severe life-long impacts on the individual, the family and society as a whole. Nutritional deficiencies that occur during this time are often overlooked, resulting in a hidden hunger. It is a problem of great human and economic dimensions, impacting rich and poor countries alike.
Pat Thaker | Moderator Regional Director, Middle East and Africa, The Economist Intelligence Unit Joshua Grundleger, Senior Analyst, Project Manager GFSI, The Economist Intelligence Unit
After the Global Food Security Index workshop, continue the conversation about food security scenarios and assumptions with officials from the EIU. Stop by to discuss the model and how it can help uncover the food and nourishment needs of a growing population.
Carole Brookins | Moderator Managing Director, Public Capital Advisors, LLC
Putting Science to Work: Collaborating for Sustainable Solutions From farm to table, DuPont plays a significant role along the entire food value chain. At DuPont, employees are putting science to work to address food security challenges, and creating solutions that are local, collaborative, and sustainable. Region by region, country by country and village by village – we are collaborating at new levels to help feed the world. In this opening keynote, learn how DuPont views Africa as a key region for achieving global food security. Pamela Chitenhe, Regional Director, Africa, DuPont Pioneer
Representative (TBD), Initiative for Global Development
The Global Food Security Index Workshop Calling all Students and Academia!
Roger Thurow—celebrated thought leader, award winning journalist and bestselling author—is following small groups of women and their children in four parts of the world— India, Uganda, Guatemala and the United States—through the 1,000 days period. He also will examine the innovations, the economics and the politics of malnutrition and hunger.
President’s Awards Banquet
Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow, Global Agriculture and Food Policy, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Wednesday, June 18th 6:00 - 9:00pm Sponsored by:
Experience One of the World’s Top 100 Innovations for the Next Century: Solutions Visioning to Address Food Wastage and Spoilage
Networking Lunch 11:30am - 1:00pm
Concurrent Workshops 1:00 - 3:15pm
Continue the Conversation about the Global Food Security Index
The Talent Factor in Emerging Markets
Workshop Breakouts 1:45 - 3:15pm Moderators Carlos A. da Silva Joseph Mpagalile, Agro-Industries Officer, Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division, FAO Session Organizers: Carlos A. da Silva, Joseph Mpagalile, Johan van Rooyen Sponsored and organized by:
This session will offer a highly interactive discussion for practitioners in larger companies focused on strategies for attracting, retaining and developing talent in emerging markets. We will explore insights from leading global companies regarding successful talent acquisition, leadership development and employee engagement initiatives in emerging markets. Along with our panel of corporate practitioners, the group will engage in lively discussion about what’s working in the region regarding people strategy.
Networking Break 3:15 - 3:45pm
Anne-Magriet Schoeman, Talent/Country Leader, Mercer South Africa Karen Kachadoorian, Leader, African HR Strategy Network, Mercer
Young Leaders’ Perspective: Øistein Thorsen, Principal Consultant, Trie John Lai, IFAMA Class of 2014, Purdue University Lovin Kobusingye, CEO, Kati Farms
Closing Commentary 3:45 - 5:00pm
Mary Shelman | Moderator Director, Agribusiness Program, Harvard Business School; Past President, IFAMA Ed Mabaya, Assistant Director, Cornell Internatonal Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development
Thursday, June 19th Noble Ambition: Feeding the World
Women in Agriculture
Safe Food for the World
Agribusiness is a global, entrepreneurial, dynamic and purpose-driven industry. However, around the world, talent attrition from agribusiness is growing rapidly. Younger generations are actively seeking careers in alternative fields including IT, healthcare and education. How can we more effectively communicate that all of these fields and passions have an intersection with agribusiness? As leaders, it is our responsibility to share the genuine nature of agribusiness. We must ensure our value system resonates with the next generation of leaders—there is no nobler purpose than Feeding the World.
As new knowledge on the role of gender in agricultural productivity emerges, the need to close the gender gap has become increasingly evident. Empowering women as economic, social, and political actors will result in more representative and balanced policy-level decision-making. In emerging regions, women need access to targeted resources such as: education and extension, financial services and technologies that optimize their time for value-adding, productive activities. Learn from these women about impactful programs that are successfully integrating women into agribusiness, creating models and leadership at the local and global level. Sponsored by:
Vicki Wilde | Moderator Senior Program Officer, Global Development, Agricultural Development and Gender
In today’s world, food’s journey from meadow to meal or hook to cook can include multiple steps, many vehicles, and several transformations. As demand for food increases, food is increasingly making longer and more complicated journeys with more companies participating in its production and delivery. As a result, the opportunities for the introduction and spread of contamination increase. The World Bank’s Global Food Safety Partnership is a unique public-private initiative dedicated to improving the safety of food in middle-income and developing countries. Learn how they raise the professionalism of people working in Food Safety by combining training and technical support so developing countries can improve their food safety systems and benefit from better compliance with food safety standards. Sponsored by:
Carole Brookins | Moderator Managing Director, Public Capital Advisors, LLC
Ruth Oniang’o, Former Member of Parliament; Editor-inChief, African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development; Founder, Rural Outreach Africa; Chair of Board, Sasakawa Africa Association; Adjunct Professor of Nutrition, Tufts University; Chair, Food Security and Nutrition Policy, Kenya; 2014 IFAMA Distinguished Service Award Recipient
Hamish Gow| Moderator Secretariat, World Bank Global Food Safety Coalition
Ellen Olafsen, Program Coordinator, InfoDev-World Bank
Onno Omta, Professor, Management Studies, Wageningen University
8:30 - 9:30am
40 Chances to Change the World The concept of “40 Chances” was introduced in a bestselling book by Howard G. Buffet, where he describes that all farmers can expect to have about 40 growing seasons, giving them just 40 chances to improve on every harvest. We have to make every season count! This past Spring, IFAMA partnered with The World Food Prize Foundation to support the 40 Chances Fellows Program. Fellowship funds will be awarded to four social entrepreneurs under the age of 40 who are addressing issues of hunger, conflict, or poverty in Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone. Ambassador Quinn will talk with us about the importance of the entrepreneurial spirit in agriculture and why we must nourish this, as we reflect upon the centennial anniversary of Norman Borlaug’s birth. Ambassador Kenneth Quinn President, The World Food Prize Foundation
Marisia Geraci, Chief Executive Officer, Heifer International, South Africa Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Director, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)
Concurrent Sessions 9:45 - 11:15am
NGO and Corporate Collaboration: The Nexus of Shared Value
This panel explores the business value of connecting company success with social progress and partnership. Partnering to achieve shared value outcomes is being highlighted everywhere from the lecterns of the most prestigious academic institutions to articles in popular press. Studies are correlating positive profitability outcomes to corporations who place social responsibility at the center of their mission. Join this discussion to learn how two of international agriculture’s leading organizations have experienced measurable business benefits through NGO partnerships. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg | Moderator Director, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Thad Simons, Board President, IFAMA, President and CEO, Emeritus, Novus International, Inc. Tarlochan Singh Dhadialla, Director for Productivity and Quality Trait Product Development, Dow Agriscience Damaris Achieng Odeny, Fellow, African Women in Research and Development Marcos Fava Neves, Adjunct Professor, University of Sao Paulo School of Business; Author, Future of Food Business
Francois Le Gall, Lead Advisor, Livestock, World Bank Mike Robach, VP, Corporate Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Cargill
Enabling Small Farmers to Meet Modern Retail Demand Consumers and retailers worldwide are increasingly demanding safe, sustainably produced, and high-quality food, but ensuring that small-scale farmers are able to consistently meet these demands can prove difficult. Join GLOBALG.A.P. to learn about their first country-wide program integrating small-scale farmers into national retailer supply chains. Program initiators and industry representatives will explain how Good Agricultural Practices on food safety and sustainability practices have been adjusted to allow emerging farmers to enter a step-wise approach to meet the consumer requirements of modern retail, and how we can scale up this approach for all of Africa. Sponsored by:
Concurrent Sessions 1:15 - 2:25pm
Delivering Talent for the Future: Education and Training at the Crossroads More than two-thirds of the African population relies on agriculture for their livelihood and the sector represents a third of the continent’s GDP. Efforts to improve agribusiness productivity will drive demand and growth in other economic sectors. A central challenge to scaling agriculture is a fundamental lack of skills and knowledge. A vibrant agricultural education training system, linked to relevant multi-sector stakeholders both on the continent and internationally, is essential. Join this session to participate in a discussion about the challenge and opportunities for broadly engaging Africa’s human capital for agriculture. Frans Swanepoel | Moderator Director, African Doctoral Academy; Professor, Stellenbosch University; Visiting Fellow, Institute for African Development, Cornell University Ekwamu Adipala, Executive Secretary, RUFORUM Jon Vandenheuvel, CEO, Africa Atlantic Holdings Ltd. Hamidou Boly, Coordinator, TEAM-Africa Dinah Hanson, Agribusiness Project Director, Association of African Business Schools Tobias Doyer, African University Initiative, Zambia Sponsored and organized by:
Kristian Moeller | Moderator Managing Director, GLOBALG.A.P. Sue Chuzu Musunga, Marketing and Communications Manager/Director, AGCO Zambia Ltd. Catherine Constantinides, Tutu Fellow; Director and Founder, Miss Earth South Africa Koos Botha, Owner, SA LivestockGAP
Thank you! World Forum Program Planning Committee
Craig Pillay, Quality Assurance Manager, Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market Thozama Vokwana, Technical Manager, Pick n Pay Networking Lunch 11:30am - 1:00pm 9
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Thursday, June 19th Connecting Talent Capacity to Increased Productivity
SME Agribusiness Sustainability: Incubating Agribusiness Entrepreneurs
Since 1981, Land O’Lakes International Development has applied an integrated approach to economic development that capitalizes on the company’s 90 years as a leading farmto-market cooperative-based agribusiness. Land O’Lakes applies practical experience and in-depth knowledge to facilitate market-driven business solutions that generate economic growth, improve health and nutrition and alleviate poverty. Come and learn how creating shared value fuels a profitable business and develops new, long-term markets. Land O’Lakes is pleased to be joined in this session by Pannar Seed, an experienced agricultural input supply company with research and development as its core activities. Pannar Seed is one of the largest field crop seed producers and suppliers in Africa and is a respected member of the international seed industry. Pannar was the first private company to introduce its own maize hybrids in South Africa in the 1960s and since then it has expanded its research and commercial activities into other crops and territories.
Like any start-up business, small and medium-sized agribusiness enterprises need access to affordable, basic business services and resources. Business leaders in these fledging organizations also benefit from mentoring and educational programs that support their decision-making and strategic planning processes. Join this session to learn about several innovative public-private partnership models that are helping to support and incubate SME agribusinesses and entrepreneurs across the continent of Africa.
Thomas J. Herlehy, Practice Manager for Agricultural Productivity and Competitiveness, Land O’Lakes, Inc. Greg Grothe, Practice Manager for Cooperative and Enterprise Development, Land O’Lakes, Inc. George Nefdt, Training, Acquisition, and Organizational Development Manager, PANNAR SEED
Ellen Olafsen | Moderator Program Coordinator, InfoDev-World Bank Katrin Kuhlmann, Senior Advisor, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA); President and Founder, New Markets Lab
Bayella Thiam, Head of Africa, Novus International, Inc. Benjamin Akande, Dean, George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology, Webster University Vincent Guyonnet, Scientific Advisor, International Egg Commission
Closing Session 3:00 - 4:00pm
World Economic Forum: Human Capital Index A nation’s human capital endowment - the skills and capacities that reside in people and that are put to productive use - can be a more important determinant of long term economic success than virtually any other resource. The Human Capital Index details and measures countries on their ability to develop and deploy healthy, educated and able workers through four distinct pillars: Education, Health & Wellness, Workforce & Employment and Enabling Environment. Come to this session to learn about this valuable tool and how it can be leveraged as a resource for risk management and business planning. Charlotte Harding Project Manager, Human Capital, World Economic Forum / Mercer
Mary Shelman | Moderator Director, Agribusiness Program, Harvard Business School; Past President, IFAMA Thad Simons, Board President, IFAMA Stephen Hayes, President and CEO, CCA Mohammad Karaan, Member of the South African National Planning Commission; Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, and Acting Vice Rector, Stellenbosch University Young Leaders’ Perspective: Bian Li, Co-Founder, Project Leverage Mpule Kwelagobe, Co-Founder, Project Leverage Frank Kyekyeku Nti, IFAMA Class of 2014, Kansas State University
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