From ilri40 ilriwikis

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.

Conference website: [[1]]



Welcome remarks
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)
1545 Break
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
1715 Q&A session
1745 Concluding remarks
Okeyo Mwai, Principal Scientist, ILRI
1800 ILRI-sponsored conference dinner
2000 Close


Meeting notes

10th October 2014 Site visit 15th October#SiteVisit 15th October 2014 23rd October Meeting 24 October Site Visit


File:ILRI40_AACAA_Flyer.pdf File:ILRI40_AACAA_Insert-Program.pdf