“Resilient African agriculture and food systems: securing prosperity and health for all”
                                                                    15-17 August 2017, Durban South Africa 


MONDAY, 14 AUGUST 2017                   ARRIVAL  & REGISTRATION

08:00hrs – 22:00hrs


14:00hrs – 16:00hrs


16:00hrs – 17:30hrs

FANRPAN Board Meeting (Closed Session)



07:30hrs – 08:30hrs

Breakfast Meetings and Registration

08:30hrs – 10:00hrs

Technical Sessions Orientation (Plenary)

Facilitator: Prof Simba Sibanda

  • Welcome Remarks by Dr Tobias Takavarasha, FANRPAN CEO ad interim
  • Presentation of FANRPAN Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) and Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture (NSA) Projects
  • Briefing on Technical Sessions

10:00hrs -10:30hrs

Tea Break and Networking

10:30 hrs –12:30hrs

Parallel Technical Sessions 

Session 1: Transformative Change Through Partnerships for Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D)

Facilitator:  Ms Sharon Alfred

Rapporteur: Lesotho, Malawi and Zambia FANRPAN Nodes

Invited presentations:

  • Dr Remi Kahane, CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development) 
  • Topic: Demand driven and user-led research partnerships: PAEPARD context and lessons from mid-term review
  • ·Ms Elizabeth Mnyandu, Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology at Durban University of Technology
  • Topic: The role of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in AR4D within the PAEPARD
  • ·Dr Aldo Stroebel, National Research Foundation (NRF)

Topic: Best practice in building local and international links and collaborations for multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary AR4D.

Reflections: Ms Beatrice Makwenda, National Smallholder Farmers' Association of Malawi (NASFAM)

Facilitated Discussion:

Session 2: Integrating Postharvest Management in Development Plans

Facilitator: Mr Talentus Mthunzi

Rapporteur: Benin, Mozambique and Uganda FANRPAN Nodes

Invited presentations:

Topic: Promoting PHM technologies in Benin and Mozambique: Challenges and opportunities within the public and private sectors.

Topic:Returns to investment in PHM technologies: A policy case for Benin and Mozambique

Topic:Approaches for stemming aflatoxin contamination in the groundnut value chain: Experiences from Malawi and Zambia.

Reflections: Ms Wezi Chunga- Simbo, Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA -AUC)

Facilitated Discussion:

12:30hrs -14:00hrs

Lunch Break and Networking

14:00hrs – 16:00hrs

Parallel Technical Sessions

Session 3: Addressing the Triple Burden of Malnutrition through Agriculture: Role of Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture

Facilitator: Prof Simbarashe Sibanda / Dr Tshilidzi Madzivhandila

Rapporteurs: DR Congo, Swaziland and Tanzania FANRPAN Nodes

Invited presentations:

Topic:Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU): Nutrition-sensitive interventions within chicken value chains.

Topic: Agriculture, food systems, sustainable diets and nutrition: the case of Zambia. 

  • Dr Moses Osiru, Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)

Topic: Bridging the gap between agriculture and nutrition: The role of academia and need for curricula alignment.

Topic:How can we effectively communicate agriculture-nutrition research to different audiences for maximum impact?

Reflections: Mr Dyborn Chibonga,National Smallholder Farmers' Association of Malawi (NASFAM)

Facilitated Discussion

Session 4: Enhancing Resilience in Agriculture Production Systems

Facilitator: Ms Sithembile Mwamakamba

Rapporteurs:   Kenya, Namibia and Zimbabwe FANRPAN Nodes

Invited presentations: 

  • Dr Martin Moyo,
    International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

Topic: Promoting climate-resilient water management and agricultural practices in Southern Africa

  • Dr Sarah Beerhalter, SADC Adaptation to Climate Change in Rural Areas in Southern Africa (ACCRA)

Topic: Climate proofing agricultural value chains in Southern Africa 

  •  Mr Vitumbiko Chinoko, CARE International

Topic: Strengthening Sub-Saharan Africa’s response to climate change impacts: The Case of the Fall Armyworm

Topic:Sustainable use of fertilizers for productivity and climate change mitigation

Reflections: Mr Ringson Chitsiko, Permanent Secretary, Agriculture, Mechanisation & Irrigation Development - Zimbabwe

 Facilitated Discussion

16:00hrs – 16:15hrs

Tea break

16:15hrs – 17:00hrs

Technical Sessions Report back (Plenary)

Facilitator: Prof Simbarashe Sibanda

  •  Ms Pamela Kuwali (Malawi Node) -  Session 1: Impact and Resilience: Transformative Change Through Partnerships 
  •  Dr Joao Matondo (Mozambique Node) - Session 2: Integrating Postharvest Management in Development Plans 
  • Dr Tausi Kida (Tanzania Node) - Session 3: Addressing the Triple Burden of Malnutrition  through Agriculture
  • Dr Isaiah Mharapara (Zimbabwe Node) - Session 4: Enhancing  Resilience in Agriculture Production System

17:00hrs – 18:00hrs

Knowledge Fair

18:00hrs – 20:00hrs

FANRPAN Annual General Meeting

          -Review of the Strengthening Policy Advocacy and Research Capacity for Enhanced Food Security in East and Southern Africa (SPARC) project



07:30hrs – 08:45hrs

Breakfast Meetings and Registration

09:00hrs – 10:30hrs

Session 1: Official Opening

Chair: Mr Zamikhaya Xalisa, NAMC Acting Chief Executive Officer

  •      Welcome Remarks - Mr Themba Mthembu, MEC, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development – KwaZulu Natal
  •         FANRPAN Overview -  Dr Tobias Takavarasha, FANRPAN CEO ad interim
  •         Message of Support by Mr Bakary Kone, Director for Resource Mobilization, Partnerships and Strategic Planning -  Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
  •         Remarks – H.E. Sindiso Ngwenya,FANRPAN Board Chairman Emeritus
  •         Official Address by Mr R. Mooketsa Ramasodi, Acting Director General, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)

10:30hrs – 11:00hrs

Tea break and Group Photo


11:00hrs – 12:30hrs

Session 2: Harmonization of Policies for Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security 


Panel Discussion:

  •       H.E Sindiso Ngwenya, FANRPAN Board Chairman Emeritus and Secretary General, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  •        Mr Ibrahim Gourouza,  Grow Africa
  •         Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
  •      Dr Nalishebo Mabeelo, Senior Coordinator, New Alliance Programme, DREA,  African Union Commission (AUC)
  •        Mr Winston Makabanyane, Director: Africa Relations, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

 Facilitated Discussion

12:30hrs -14:00hrs

Lunch break

14:00hrs – 15.30hrs


Session 3: Building Resilience for Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture

Chair: Sithembile Mwamakamba 

Invited presentations:

        “Africa’s climate: Helping decision-makers make sense of climate information" 

  •   , Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries, Tanzania

“Exploring adaptation of agriculture to climate change: policy choices and actions – the case of Tanzania” 

Panel Discussion

  •   Mr. Kwame Ababio, Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance/New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)
  •   Dr Enos Shumba, Zimbabwe Country Director, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
  •  Dr Claire Quinn, Deputy Director of Research (Excellence), School of Earth and Environment, University of  Leeds

Facilitated Discussion

15:30hrs - 16:00 hrs

Tea break

16:00hrs – 17:30hrs

Session 4: Strengthening the Links between Agriculture, Nutrition and Health

Chair: Prof Simbarashe Sibanda

Invited presentations:

“Food system policies to deliver positive nutrition and health outcomes: A practical response to the double burden of malnutrition.” 

  •     Dr Namukolo Covic, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)

“How can Africa move from policy pronouncements and national agriculture food security and investment plans to deliver on food and nutrition security?”

Panel Discussion

  •   Ms Michelle Carter, CARE International
  •   Prof Sidi Osho,  Sidi Osho Foundation (SOF) Nigeria
  • Dr Marian Odenigbo, International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD)

 Facilitated Discussion

19:00hrs – 21:00hrs

Session 5: Recognizing African Success: Awards Ceremony and Dinner

Master of Ceremony: Prof Phineas Chauke, NAMC Chairperson

  •  FlagRaisingCeremony
  • NationalAnthem
  •  Welcome and Background of the FANRPAN FoodSecurity Awards by Dr Tobias Takavarasha, FANRPAN CEO ad interim
  •   Citation Presentation of FANRPAN Awards, FANRPAN Board Chair H.E  Sindiso Ngwenya andHon. Senzeni Zokwana, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the Republic of South Africa
  • FANRPANFoodSecurityLeadershipAwards
  1.    MediaAward
  2.     CivilSocietyPolicyMoversandShakersAward
  3.   YouthinAgricultureAward
  4.    Appreciation of Good Service and Partnership