ILRI@40 event at the 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture (AACAA)
Livestock-based options for economic well-being in Africa 28 October 2014 Kenyatta International Convention Centre
On the afternoon of Tuesday 28 October 2014, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) will hold a special side event at the 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture (AACAA) in Nairobi, Kenya. Meeting every four years, the AACAA is a forum for researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders to share scientific findings and experiences in animal agriculture in Africa and beyond.
The conference will provide an opportunity for African scientists and livestock sector stakeholders to discuss ways animal agriculture can improve the lives and livelihoods of African people. ILRI’s side event will articulate the large, and largely under-exploited, potential of livestock to significantly reduce poverty and transform livelihoods.
Experts and leaders from Africa’s livestock sector will speak and participate in roundtable discussions on livestock-based options for economic well-being in Africa. Immediately following the session, ILRI will host a conference dinner for all participants.
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Jimmy Smith, Director General, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
|1445||Inaugural address |
Fred Segor, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and ILRI Board Member
|1515||Keynote address: Livestock and economic well-being in Africa|
Yemi Akinbamijo, Executive Director, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)
|1615||Debate: Livestock options present solutions for livelihoods on the African continent|
Facilitated discussions will provide opportunities for regional and local actors, industry players and key partners in livestock research to articulate propositions 'for' and 'against' the potential of livestock to significantly reduce poverty and transform livelihoods in Africa.
Moderator: Ed Rege, PICO–Eastern Africa
* Augusta Abate, Assistant Representative in Kenya, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
* Philip Kiriro, President, Eastern Africa Farmers’ Federation
* Donald Nkrumah, Senior Program Officer, Agricultural Development – Livestock Genetics, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
* Hameed Nuru, Senior Director, Policy and External Affairs, GALVmed
* David ole Nkedianye, Governor, Kajiado County, Kenya
Okeyo Mwai, Principal Scientist, ILRI
|1800||ILRI-sponsored conference dinner|