Draft Agenda –

Date : Thursday, 15 October 2009
Venue : NBF Offices, 1st Floor, 3 Gwen Lane, Sandton, Johannesburg

 Chairperson: Dr. John Purchase, CEO Agribusiness Chamber and Chairperson NBF
                                Agriculture Sector

08h30 –09 00   Registration and coffee

09 00- 09 05   Welcome and Opening Remarks: Dr. John Purchase, 5 mins

09 05 –09 15   Keynote Address: Agriculture and the African 10 mins
               Economy- Dr. Mogajane, Acting Director General,
               Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

09 15 –09 30   Setting the Context:                                      15 mins
               The Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development
               Program (CAADP) and the Private Sector:
               Opportunities, Challenges and Emerging Developments
                   v Maria Wanzala, Senior Lead Specialist: Agricultural
                      Markets/CAADP Pillar 2, NEPAD Secretariat

09 30 –10 00   Industry Perspectives and Experiences in Africa: Major 30 mins
               Constraints and What Needs to be Done
                  v Johann Piennar, Deputy Executive Director, AgriSA
                  v Dr. John Purchase, CEO, Agribusiness Chamber
                  v Jannie de Villiers, Executive Director, South
                      African Agricultural Processors Association
                                         Tea Break
10 30 – 00     Efforts to Promote and Support Private Sector 30 mins
               Investment in Agriculture :
                  v Joint Agribusiness Department of Agriculture
                       Forum for Africa (JADAFA), Dr. Van Rooyen and
                       Marietjie van Jaarsveld, Spear CC
                  v TransFarm Africa (TFA), Kurt Hoffman, Director
11 00- 12 00   Profiling the Beira Corridor as a Pilot Initiative          60
                  v Ongoing         and      planned     investments  and
                       opportunities, Roberto Albino, Director, Center for
                       Promotion of Agriculture (CEPAGRI), (tentative
                       but to delegate a representative)
                  v Beira Agricultural Growth Corridor, Chirs Isaac,
                    Corporate Executive Infraco
                 v Introducing the Green Belt Project, Vincent
                    Nkhoma, Malawi High Commission
                        o What can JADAFA do?
                        o What can TransFarm Africa do?
                        o What can the industry do?
                 v How do we move this forward?
12 00 –12 15   Way Forward                                     15 mins
               v Wrap up and next steps: Program Director
               v Closing remarks, Lynette Chen, CEO NBF
12 15-13 15    NETWORKING

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