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Organized in partnership with
FAO, IICD, NEPAD Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (Rwanda), Ministry of Communications (Ghana), EAFF, UNECA

April 24, 2013

Hotel Hof Wageningen

Time Duration
Main Session Presenter Moderator/Facilitator Process
09:00:00 00:15:00 Opening remarks, welcome and introduction Michael Hailu, Director, CTA Pete Cranston Talk
09:15:00 00:30:00 Presentation of participants      
09:45:00 00:05:00 Presentation of the meeting objectives and expected results   Ken Lohento, ICT4D
Programme
Coordinator, CTA
Talk
09:50:00 00:30:00 Concept and emergence of the e-agriculture process at the
international level : WSIS and post WSIS activities (15 min)
Discussion
Michael Riggs, e-Agriculture Team Leader, FAO Pete Cranston PPT
10:20:00 00:20:00 Coffee break
10:40:00 01:15:00 State of ICT policy development and linkages with
Agriculture in ACP countries
* Contribution from Africa (15 min)
* Contribution from the Caribbean (15 min)
* Contribution from the Pacific (15 min)
Discussion
* Abebe Chekol Hunegnaw, ICT for Development Expert,
UNECA
*Jennifer Britton, Deputy Programme Manager,
CARICOM ICTD
* Anju Mangal, ICT4D Officer, SPC
Towela Nyirenda-Jere,
Programme Manager, e-
Africa Programme,
NEPAD
PPT
11:55:00 00:15:00 Presentation of the background document on e-agriculture strategies in the ACP Benjamin Addom, ICT4D Programme Coordinator, CTA Pete Cranston PPT
12:10:00 00:15:00 Summary of the preparatory online discussions Ken Lohento, ICT4D Programme Coordinator, CTA Pete Cranston PPT
12:25:00 00:30:00 Open discussions on the last two presentations      
12:55:00 01:00:00 Lunch
13:55:00 00:50:00 Case studies and lessons learned in the formulation or implementation of ICT for agriculture strategies in the ACP
* Ivory Coast (15 min)
* Ghana(15 min)
Discussion
* Edward Addo-Dankwa, Value Chain Development
Expert - Policy Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation,
Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana
* Kouablé Bi Bah Noël, Chargé du Système d'Information
de Marchés (SIM) OCPV/Côte d'Ivoire/RESIMAO
François Laureys,
Sector Developer for
IICD programmes in
Economic Development,
IICD
PPT
14:45:00 00:50:00 Case studies and lessons learned in the formulation or
implementation of ICT for agriculture strategies in the ACP
* Rwanda (15 min)
* Papua New Guinea (15 min)
Discussion
* Mary Rucibigango, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal
Resources, Rwanda
* Karo Gebo, ICT Manager, PNG National Agricultural
Research Institute
Pete Cranston PPT
followed by
debate
15:35:00 00:20:00 Coffee break
15:55:00 00:50:00 ICT access needs and challenges for agricultural
stakeholders
* Farmer issues and needs (10 min)
* Needs and issues for extension services(10 min)
* Case of research institutions (10 min)
Discussion
* Stella Kamuyu Wanjau, Communications Officer, East
African Farmer Federation
* Peter Thompson, Director of Eastern Zone, Division of
Technology, Training & Technical Information, RADA,
Jamaica
* Denise Besai, Project Coordinator, CARDI
Lamon Rutten,
Manager, PMI
Programme, CTA
Round Table
Discussion
16:45:00 00:50:00 ICT opportunities and policy challenges for market
information activities
* Perspective from Orange, France (15 min)
* Perspective from Mfarm, Kenya (15 min)
Discussion
* Catherine Flouvat, Corporate Social Responsibility,
Orange, France
* Jamila Abbas, CEO, Mfarm, Kenya
Gilles Mersadier,
Afrique Verte
PPT
17:35:00 00:10:00 Closing Remarks - Day 1
17:45:00   End of Day 1 - Return to hotel Reehorst




April 25, 2013

Hotel Hof Wageningen

Time Duration
Main Session Presenter Moderator/Facilitator Process
09:00:00 00:10:00 Review of Day 1   Pete Cranston Talk
09:10:00 00:30:00 Developing ICT infrastructure and access in Africa, including needs and issues in rural areas (15 min)
Discussion
Towela Nyirenda-Jere, Programme Manager, e-Africa Programme, NEPAD Jennifer Britton, CARICOM ICTD PPT
09:40:00 01:00:00 E-agriculture tools and applications : case studies
* Case 1: Mobile phones and agricultural value chains (15 min)
* Case 2: Mobile Phone and praedial larceny and disaster risk management (15 min)
Discussion
* Michael Riggs, e-Agriculture Team Leader, FAO
* Peter Thompson, Director of Eastern Zone, Division of
Technology, Training & Technical Information, RADA,
Jamaica
Catherinerose Baretto,
Co-Founder and Human
Resource Consultant,
KINU
PPT
10:40:00 00:20:00 Coffee break
11:00:00 00:30:00 Strategic integration of ICT in agriculture: experiences of the National Informatics Centre (NIC) India (15 min)
Discussion
M. Moni, Deputy Director General, National Informatics
Centre, India
Simon Dieudonné
Savou, Directeur
général de l'agriculture,
Ministère de l'agriculture
et de l'élevage
PPT
11:30:00 01:00:00 Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration: Ensuring an effective collaboration between the Ministry in charge of Agriculture & the Ministry in charge of ICT, as well as small holder farmers
Discussion
* Mary Rucibigango, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal
Resources, Rwanda
* Mahamadou Ouédraogo, Réseau des organisations
paysannes et de producteurs de l’Afrique de l’Ouest
(ROPPA)
* Edward Addo-Dankwa - Policy Planning, Monitoring &
Evaluation, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana
* Abebe Chekol Hunegnaw, ICT for Development Expert,
UNECA
Pete Cranston Round Table
Discussion
12:30:00 00:30:00 Special Information section on the International ICT4Ag Conference (15 min)
Discussion
Giacomo Rambaldi, Senior Programme Coordinator,
CTA
  PPT
13:00:00 01:00:00 Lunch
14:00:00 02:00:00 3 to 4 breakout sessions on the question (creation of groups and Round 1):
How can we strengthen the formulation, implementation, evaluation of e-agriculture strategies in ACP countries? What strategic steps? Key actions and needs? How to
ensure SHF inclusion? target areas; Place of Women and Youth? How to share best practices? How to ensure farmer inclusion? National holistic e-agriculture strategies or estrategies focused on a specific domain (trade, extension, etc.)
  Krishan Bheenick,
Senior Programme
Coordinator (CTA),
Chris Addison, Senior
Programme Coordinator
(CTA) and Pete
Cranston
Meta Card
exercise,
world café
16:00:00 00:15:00 Coffee break
16:15:00 02:00:00 3 to 4 breakout sessions on the question (Round 2):
How can we strengthen the formulation, implementation,
evaluation of e-agriculture strategies in ACP countries? What strategic steps? Key actions and needs? How to
ensure SHF inclusion? target areas; Place of Women and Youth? How to share best practices? How to ensure farmer inclusion? National holistic e-agriculture strategies or estrategies focused on a specific domain (trade, extension, etc.)
  Krishan Bheenick,
Senior Programme
Coordinator (CTA),
Chris Addison, Senior
Programme Coordinator
(CTA) and Pete
Cranston
Meta Card
exercise,
world café
18:15:00 00:10:00 Closing Remarks - Day 2
18:25:00 00:45:00 Cocktail
19:10:00 02:00:00 Dinner
21:10:00   End of Day 2 - Return to hotel Reehorst




April 26, 2013

CTA headquarters

Time Duration
Main Session Presenter Moderator/Facilitator Process
09:00:00 00:10:00 Review of Day 2   Pete Cranston Talk
09:10:00 01:0:00 Presentation and discussion of breakout-session activities   Pete Cranston Meta card
exercise
10:10:00 00:30:00 Challenges for implementing strategies: towards a pragmatic approach François Laureys, Sector Developer for IICD
programmes in Economic Development
Pete Cranston PPT
10:40:00 00:45:00 Coffee break - Weekly CTA Coffee break
11:25:00 01:00:00 Production of reference documents for capacity building and awareness raising on e-agriculture strategies
* Initial ideas on the detailed study on e-agriculture
strategies and partnership opportunities
Discussion
* Ken Lohento, ICT4D Programme Coordinator, CTA
* Ben Addom, ICT Programme Coordinator, CTA
* Pete Cranston
Talk - Meta
card
exercise
12:25:00 00:30:00 Identification of other potential collaborative actions Pete Cranston    
12:55:00 00:15:00 The way forward Lamon Rutten, Manager, PMI, CTA    
13:10:00 00:15:00 Conclusions and closing ceremony Michael Hailu, Director, CTA    
13:25:00   Lunch break at Reehorst Hotel - End of Workshop
13:25:00   End of Workshop - Return to Hotel Reehorst