Tentative programme for 4th AFRACA Agribanks Forum by M8P293

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									                           Final Programme for 4th AFRACA Agribanks Forum
                     “Financing Options for Agricultural and Rural Development in Sub Saharan Africa “
                                              Venue: Sheraton Abuja, Nigeria
                                                  Date: 4th – 7th May 2010
            Day one: Tuesday, 04/05/2010
     Time                                              Activity                                Resource Persons

09:00 – 16:00    Roundtable Discussion and Training on Data Collection and Management in       WB/FAO/AFRACA
                 Lending to Agriculture (Mandatory Registration)


            Day two: Wednesday, 05/05/2010
     Time                                          Activity                                               Resource persons

  Session 1                                   Opening session                                  MC. Ebere Young
09:00 – 10:00
                 Welcome Remarks                                                               B.U.Girei MD/CEO, NACRDB
                 Opening Remarks                                                               Edmund Mkwawa, AFRACA Chairman &
                                                                                               MD Dar es Salaam Community Bank
                                                                                               (DCB), Tanzania
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                 Objectives of the 4 Agribanks Forum                                           Rasmane Ouedraogo - AFRACA Secretary
                                                                                               General
                 Setting the Stage: Status of Agricultural Lending in Africa – Trends and      Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Governor, Central
                 Challenges                                                                    Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
                 Opening Speech By Guest of Honour                                             Dr. Olusegun Aganga. Hon. Minister of
                                                                                               Finance, Nigeria
                 Group photo                                                                   All
 10:00 – 10:30                                   Health Break
Session 2        Institutional Support for Rural and Agricultural Development                  Chairman of Session:
10:31 – 12:30                                                                                  Governor, CBN
                 Financing the Agriculture Sector using the Rural Value Chain Model            George Macharia - Equity Bank, Kenya
                 Rural Finance Approaches Suitable for Africa – The Experience of Zimbabwe     Sam Malaba - Agribank Zimbabwe
                 Financing Contract Farming of Rice – The Mali Experience                      BNDA Mali, TBA
                 Discussions
12:31 – 13:00    Government Support Mechanisms for Agricultural and Rural Development –        Boaz Keizire , African Union (AU)
                 CAADP Framework
                 Discussions
 13:00 – 14:00                                  Lunch break
Session 3        Instruments and Mechanisms for Risk Management in Lending to                  Chairman of Session:
 14:01 – 15:30   Agriculture                                                                   CNCA, Senegal
                 Insurance Options in Risk Management in Agricultural Finance                  K.K.Yusuf, MD/CEO, NAIC, Nigeria
                 Risk Management in Financing Agriculture – Successful Initiatives & Lessons   Renate Kloeppingertodd, World Bank
                 Learnt
                 Risk Management in Lending to Small-Holders and the Agribusinesses in         G. Ehigiamusoe, MD/CEO LAPO , Nigeria
                 Nigeria
                 Discussions
15:30 – 16:00                                 Health break


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Session 4        Initiatives for supporting Agriculture and Agricultural financing             Chairman of Session:
16:01 – 17:45                                                                                  ARB Apex Bank
                 Agricultural Finance Support Facilities - International Experiences           Graham Owen, World Bank
                 Framework for Increasing Investment in Agribusiness and Agro Industry:        Calvin Miller - FAO
                 The HLCD-3A Conference
                 Financial Modalities and Facility for Increasing Investment in Agribusiness   AfDB/UNIDO/FAO
                 and Agro Industry
                 Discussions


                   Day three: Thursday, 06/05/2010
Time             Activity                                                                      Resource person
08:30 – 09:00    Recap of Day one                                                              Femi Adebiyi
Session 5        Initiatives for Supporting Agriculture and Agricultural Financing             Chairman of Session:
09:00 – 10:00                                                                                  Marie Jose ILUNGA, Banque Centrale
                                                                                               du Congo
                 Financing agricultural enterprises through microfinance in Nigeria            Farouk Kurawa – USAID Markets
                 Community Commercialization and Financing Components of the Rural             Stanley Mwangi - Farm Concern, Kenya
                 Value Chain
                 Discussions
10:01 – 10:30    Making Finance work for Africa                                                GTZ, Rep in Nigeria
                 Agribusiness Finance: Reaching Smallholders, Raising Production               Timothy Prewitt - USAID Markets
10:30 – 10:45                                      Heath Break
Session 6        Accessing Untapped Resources for Financing Agriculture                        Chairman of Session:
10:46 – 13:00                                                                                  Juliette Kanegwa - BNDE
                 Enhancing Rural Incomes through Agricultural Commodities Markets and          Yusuf Abdurrahim MD/CEO ASCE -
                 Warehouse Receipts                                                            Nigeria
                 Global Energy Crisis – The Untapped Opportunities for Commercial              Prof. Idris Bugaje- University of
                 Agriculture and Bio-Fuels Development in Sub-Saharan Africa                   Maiduguri, Nigeria
                 Discussions
 13:00 – 14:00                                  Lunch break
Session 7        Moving forward                                                                Chairman of Session:
14:01– 15:30                                                                                   Dr. K. Moghalu. Dep. Gov. FSS, CBN
                 Presentation of actions points on data structure development and              Josephat Mboya Kiweu – Training
                                                      th
                 management (from the training on 4 May 2010)                                  facilitator
                 Plenary discussion,” Way forward for Investing in Agriculture in Africa”      Edmund Mkwawa – AFRACA Chairman
                 Forum feedback survey                                                         AFRACA & Facilitator
 15:31 – 16:00                                     Heath Break
Session 8        Closing session                                                               Chairman of Session:
16:01 – 17:00                                                                                  Dr. K. Moghalu. Dep. Gov. FSS, CBN
                     Presentation of Summary and conclusions                                   Femi Adebiyi
                     Closing speech                                                            Edmund Mkwawa
                     Vote of Thanks                                                            Joe Alegieuno


           Day four: Friday, 07/05/2010: Field visit; see details as provided in workshop folders

          Day five: Saturday, 08/05/2010: Departures


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