Last update: 10 December 2016

Monday, 12 Tuesday, 13 Wednesday, 14
The schedule at glance :

Monday, 12 December

Introductory session
  • Welcoming address from the organisers and sponsors:
    • Jean-Luc Khalfaoui, Director General in charge of Research and Strategy, CIRAD, CIRAD, France
    • Gautier Mignot, Deputy General Director of Mondialisation Department, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs MAEDI, France
      Welcome and opening remarks
    • Isabelle Touzard, Deputy Chairperson, Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, France
    • Roberto Ridolfi, EuropeAid, Belgium: "Achieving the SDGs through Agri-Chains - a focus on Private Public Partnerships"
    • Melissa Leach, Vice Chair Future Earth, IDS, UK:" Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development: what role for international research".
    • Estelle Bienabe, CIRAD, Vietnam: key insights from CIRAD’s publication "Sustainable Development and Tropical Agri- chains"

15h30-16h00: coffee break

First plenary session “Performance and evaluation of agri-chains with respect to the SDGs”

Introductory keynotes:

  • Alexander Mueller,  German Council for Sustainable Development, UNEP, Germany
    "Mapping and perspective of the 2030 Agenda in terms of Agri-Chains"
  • Larry Busch, Michigan State University, USA
    "Is Sustainability Sustainable? Addressing the Contradictions of Sustainable Value Chains" 

Facilitated panel discussion:

  • Patrick Caron, President of the High Level Panel of Experts for Food Security and Nutrition, France
  • Agathe Grossmith, CSR manager, Carrefour, France
  • José Leibovich, Chief Economist of the Federacion Nacional de Cafetaleros de Colombia
  • Sébastien Treyer, Director of Programs, Institute for Sustainable Development and international Relations (IDDRI), France
18h-19h30 - Forum Theatre "Crossfire in Afrimesia Forest"
19h30-20h30 - Welcome aperitif

Tuesday, 13 December

Parallel sessions (including special sessions):  7, 2, 6, 4, 5

10h30-11h00: coffee break

Parallel sessions: 5bis,1, 8, 10,12

 For further information: see the content of parallel sessions and focus on special sessions 

13h00-14h30: lunch

Second plenary session: “Public policies and agri-chain governance mechanisms at different scales in support of the SDGs”

Introductory keynotes:

  • Nora McKeon, University of Rome 3, Italy
    "Interrogating the narratives: multistakeholder governance, PPPs, and agri-value chains"
  • Emmanuelle Cheyns, CIRAD, France
    "Transnational voluntary standards for sustainability: do they deliver on their promises ?" 

Other panelists:

  • Clément Chenost, Investment and Technical Director, Moringa Fund, France
  • Ibrahima Coulibaly, Chair CNOP, vicechair, Réseau des organisations Paysannes et des Producteurs Agricoles de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (ROPPA), Mali
  • Kristell Guizouarn, Director of Sustainable Development, Avril, France
  • Bernard Rey, Deputy Head of food security, rural development, nutrition - EuropeAid, Belgium

16h30-17h00: coffee break

3 short parallel sessions: 15, 2bis, 13,

 For further information: see the content of parallel sessions and focus on special sessions 

19h30 - 22h00 Conference Dinner

Wednesday, 14 December

Third plenary session: “Concrete innovations and partnerships for building and transforming agri-chains towards sustainable development” 

Introductory keynotes:

  • Harriet Friedmann, University of Toronto, Canada
    "From Hierarchy to Panarchy: Case study of a ten year transition towards more sustainable supply networks"
  • Gilles Trystram, AgroParisTech, France
    "Agri-chain transformations towards the SDGs: a biotechnical perspective"

Facilitated panel discussion:

  • Youssouf Camara, PM of Markets and Value Chains, CORAF, Senegal
  • Jean-Pierre Imélé, CEO Bio-Tropical, Cameroon
  • Nathalie Kpante, CEO Choco Togo and member of Slow Food Network, Togo
  • Lucian Peppelenbos, Director of learning and Innovation, The sustainable trade initiative (IDH), The Netherlands

10h30-11h30: coffee break

Parallel sessions: 11, 10bis, 3,9,14
 For further information: see the content of parallel sessions and focus on special sessions 

13h00-14h30: Lunch

Conclusive session
  • Key messages from the conference sessions
  • Round table with 7 speakers representing value chains operators and donors to discuss about their feedback and expectations
    • Christophe Chauveau, Director of operations, Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (AVSF), France
    • Michel Eddi, CEO of CIRAD, France
    • Jean-Luc François, Director of the agriculture and rural development division, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), France
    • Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle, General Director of the Directorate for the economic & environmental performance of enterprises, French Ministry of Agriculture, Agro-food industry and Forestry, France
    • Alioune Fall, CEAO ISRA, Senegal
  • Debate on ways forward: Which roadmap for research and action on agricultural chains and sustainable development?

Last update: 10 December 2016

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