2-3 November: Fairtrade Africa Forum
2-4 November: Fairtrade & Organic Expo
4 November: Producer training workshops
1 or 5 November: Field visits
The preliminary programme is now available. Please note this is a draft and can be changed.
|FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2|
The plight of African farmers
|09:50-10:010||Welcome to Ethiopia and to the Africa Fairtrade Convention 2012
Michael Nkonu, Executive Director, Fairtrade Africa
|Sustainable value chains for livelihoods improvement – The impact of Fairtrade in Africa
|10:45-11:10||Making the Connection – Value chains for transforming smallholder agriculture
Andrew Shepherd, Senior Technical Advisor, CTA
|11:10-11:40||Opening address Unlocking the Power of the Many, Fairtrade International’s plans 2013-15.
Harriet Lamb, CEO, Fairtrade International
|Key Note Speech: Improving African producer participation in national, regional as well as international value chains
Fikre Markos , Deputy Director for Animal and Plant Health Regulatory Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Ethiopia
Open forum with participants – digging deeper on topics presented through questions and answers and bringing practical and workable examples to the table.
Chair: Dyborn Chibonga, Manager, National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (Nasfam)
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