Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Seminar Details

26 Nov 2021
  • Seminar :

    Virtual Event – Africa and India: Experiences with transformation of food and agriculture and opportunities for learning and collaboration


    10:30-11:15 – Session 1: Comparative studies on experiences with food systems and agriculture transformation of African nations and Indian States.

    Chair: Yemi Akinbamijo, FARA

    Opening remarks: Deepak Mishra, Director, ICRIER, and Joachim von Braun, ZEF

    Presentations of the research findings: Shyma Jose, ICRIER, and Muhammed Usman, ZEF

    11:15-12:15: Session 2 – Increasing productivity and domestic supply of sufficient, affordable and healthy foods

    Chair: Ashok Gulati, ICRIER

    Panel (followed by an open discussion):

    Ousmane Badiane, AKADEMIYA2063

    Temi Adegoroye, Partner at Sahel Consulting

    Usha Barwale Zehr, Director and Chief Technology Officer, Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Private Limited (MAHYCO)

    Heike Baumüller, Senior Researcher and PARI Coordinator, ZEF

    Mahendra Dev, Director & Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research

    P. Soman, Chief Agronomist, Jain Irrigation Systems Limited

    12:15-13:45 – Session 3: Strengthening food systems resilience against shocks

    Chair: Joachim von Braun, ZEF

    Panel (followed by open discussion):

    Sheryl Hendriks, Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria
    Lukas Kornher, Senior Researcher, ZEF

    Ayodele Odusola, UNDP Resident Representative, South Africa

    Manasi Phadke, Visiting Faculty, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management

    Shri P. V. S. Suryakumar, Deputy Managing Director, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)

    Dirk Schattschneider, Commissioner for the special initiative “ONE WORLD No Hunger”, BMZ*

    Open discussion:

    Reflections on the future of India-Africa relations in food systems transformations:

    P.K. Joshi (NAAS), Assefa Admassie (U. of Addis Ababa) and Oluwole Fatunbi (FARA)

    Closing remarks and Way forward: Yemi Akinbamijo and Ashok Gulati

    Event conducted jointly by ICRIER, ZEF, and African partners

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  • Place : Online Event
  • Venue : Zoom / YouTube Live


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