April 24, 2013

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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
Coordinator, CTA
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)
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)
* Abebe Chekol Hunegnaw, ICT for Development Expert,
*Jennifer Britton, Deputy Programme Manager,
* Anju Mangal, ICT4D Officer, SPC
Towela Nyirenda-Jere,
Programme Manager, e-
Africa Programme,
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)
* 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,
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)
* Mary Rucibigango, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal
Resources, Rwanda
* Karo Gebo, ICT Manager, PNG National Agricultural
Research Institute
Pete Cranston PPT
followed by
15:35:00 00:20:00 Coffee break
15:55:00 00:50:00 ICT access needs and challenges for agricultural
* Farmer issues and needs (10 min)
* Needs and issues for extension services(10 min)
* Case of research institutions (10 min)
* Stella Kamuyu Wanjau, Communications Officer, East
African Farmer Federation
* Peter Thompson, Director of Eastern Zone, Division of
Technology, Training & Technical Information, RADA,
* Denise Besai, Project Coordinator, CARDI
Lamon Rutten,
Manager, PMI
Programme, CTA
Round Table
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)
* Catherine Flouvat, Corporate Social Responsibility,
Orange, France
* Jamila Abbas, CEO, Mfarm, Kenya
Gilles Mersadier,
Afrique Verte
17:35:00 00:10:00 Closing Remarks - Day 1
17:45:00   End of Day 1 - Return to hotel Reehorst