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Program

The updated final program below features links to the speakers' summary notes and presentations.

Short bios of our speakers and panelists can be found here.

Monday, September 26

10:00–10:30 Press Briefing

Conference Press Release

Press Briefing Statement by PS Maganga, Secretary for Agriculture and Food Security, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development

Press Briefing Statement by Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head of 2020 Vision Initiative, International Food Policy Research Institute

Press Briefing Statement by Klaus Droppelmann, Acting Program Leader, IFPRI Malawi Strategy Support Program

10:30–10:45

Opening of Knowledge Fair

Margaret Lwanda, Deputy Director for Nutrition, HIV and AIDS, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:15

INAUGURAL SESSION: Setting the Stage

Keynote: Global, Regional, and National Trends in Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health

Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head of 2020 Vision Initiative, International Food Policy Research Institute

Keynote Summary Note by Rajul Pandya-Lorch

Keynote: Framework for unleashing agriculture to be nutrition and health sensitive

Purna Wasti, Technical Officer, Food and Nutrition Security, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Malawi

FAO Presentation by Purna Wasti

Statement by Irish Aid Adrian Fitzgerald, Irish Aid, Malawi

Statement by Adrian Fitzgerald

Video of Adrian Fitzgerald's Statement

Statement by USAID Doug Arbuckle, Mission Director, USAID Malawi

Statement by Doug Arbuckle

Video of Doug Arbuckle's Statement

Remarks on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health in MalawiIntroduction of the guest of honour, Hon. Prof. Peter Mwanza
Erica Maganga, Secretary for Agriculture and Food Security, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development

Remarks by PS Maganga

Video of PS Maganga's remarks

Inaugural Speech Making agriculture in Malawi more nutrition and health sensitive
Hon. Prof. Peter Mwanza
, M.P. Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development

Speech by Hon. Prof. Mwanza

Video of Speech by Hon. Prof. Mwanza

2:10-2:15

Group Photograph

2:15-2:30 Tea Break

2:30-2:40 Introduction of Workshop Design and Approach

Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head of 2020 Vision Initiative, International Food Policy Research Institute

2:40-3:15

PLENARY SESSION 1: Learning from Global, Regional and National Perspectives

Chair: Jeff Luhanga, Principal Secretary II, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development

Panel Presentation 1: Learning from global perspectives

Todd Benson, Senior Research Fellow, Development Strategy and Governance Division and Program Leader, Uganda Strategy Support Program, IFPRI

Summary Note by Todd Benson

Illustrative slide presented by Todd Benson

Panel Presentation 2: Learning from regional perspectives

Brenda Shenute Namugumya, FANTA II, Uganda

Summary Note by Brenda Namugumya

Video of Brenda Namugumya's Presentation

Panel Presentation 3: Learning from national and local perspectives

Alexander Kalimbira, Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition, Department of Home Economics/Human Nutrition, Bunda College of Agriculture

Summary Note by Alexander Kalimbira

Video of  Alexander Kalimbira's  Presentation

3:15-5:00 Discussion and Q&A

5:00-7:00 Cocktail

Tuesday, September 27

8:15-8:30

Day 1 Recap and Plans for Day 2

Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head of 2020 Vision Initiative, International Food Policy Research Institute

8:30 - 9:20

PLENARY SESSION 2: Evidence on Agriculture’s Contribution to Nutrition and Health Outcomes: Lessons from Practice

Chair: Alex ander Kalimbira, Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition, Department of Home Economics/Human Nutrition, Bunda College of Agriculture

Panel Presentation 1: National research efforts

Francis Maideni, Station Manager, Department of Agricultural Research Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development

Summary Note by Francis Maideni

Video of  Francis Maideni's Presentation

Panel Presentation 2: Zinc- and iron-enriched beans

Gift Ndengu, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Summary Note from CIAT

CIAT Presentation by Gift Ndengu

Panel Presentation 3: Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

Erna Abidin, Seed Systems Specialist, International Potato Center

Summary Note by Erna Abidin

CIP Presentation by Erna Abidin

Video of Erna Abidin's Presentation

Panel Presentation 4: Evaluation of integrated ANH program

Willie Kalumula, Programme Manager, World Vision Malawi

Summary Note by Willie Kalumula

9:20-10:20 Discussion and Q&A

10:35-11:30

PLENARY SESSION 3: Strengthening the Linkages: Policy Frameworks and Programme

Chair: Felix Phiri, Deputy Director of Nutrition, Office of President and Cabinet

Panel Presentation 1:Agriculture Sector Wide Approach (ASWAp)

Wilfred Lipita, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development

ASWAp Presentation

Summary Note on ASWAp

Video of Wilfred Lipita's Presentation

Panel Presentation 2:The Role of agriculture in the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) initiative

Margaret Lwanda, Deputy Director for Nutrition, HIV and AIDS, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development

SUN Presentation by Margret Lwanda

Summary Note by Margret Lwanda

Video of Margret Lwanda's Presentation

Panel Presentation 3: Situating agriculture in health policy

Rachel Bezner-Kerr, Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario

Presentation by Rachel Bezner-Kerr, "Strengthening Agriculture's Responsiveness to Nutrition and Health-The Case of Ekwendeni Hospital Project"

Video of Rachel Bezner-Kerr's Presentation

Panel Presentation 4:The role of the private sector

Theresa Banda, Africa and Malawi Programme Manager, Valid International

Summary Note by Theresa Banda

Video of Theresa Banda's Presentation

Panel Presentation 5: The role of nongovernmental organizations and civil society organizations

Edson Musopole, Board Chairman, Civil Society Agriculture Network

Presentation on the role of NGOs and CSOs

Summary Note by Edson Musopole

Video of Edson Musopole's Presentation

11:55-12:30 Discussion and Q&A

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:15

PARALLEL SESSIONS: Strengthening agriculture responsiveness to nutrition and health

Parallel Session 1: Policies

Julia Tagwireyi, Senior Nutrition Advisor, United Nations World Food Programme-Uganda

Summary Note by Julia Tagwireyi

Video of Summary of Parallel Session 1 by Julia Tagwireyi

Parallel Session 2: Capacity development and programme delivery

Stella Kankwambwa, Director, Agricultural Extension Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development

Video of Summary of Parallel Session 2 by Stella Kankwamba

Summary Note by Stella Kankwamba

Parallel Session 3:Advocacy and communication

Prince Kapondamgaga, Executive Director, Farmers Union of Malawi

Video of Summary of Parallel Session 3 by Prince Kapondamgaga

Summary Note by Prince Kapondamgaga

Parallel Session 4: Research/extension and technology

Rachel Bezner-Kerr, Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario

Video of  Summary of Parallel Session 4 by Rachel Bezner-Kerr

3:150-3:30 Tea Break

PLENARY SESSION 4: Action Note and Way Forward

Chair: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head of 2020 Vision Initiative, International Food Policy Research Institute

3:30-4:00 Report back from the parallel sessions: Summary of plenary and parallel sessions as input for Action Note by leaders of parallel sessions

4:00-4:45 Panel Discussion on the Way Forward

Jeff Luhanga,  Principal Secretary II, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development

Felix Phiri, Deputy Director for Nutrition, Office of President and Cabinet

Video of Panel Discussion on the Way Forward

4:45-5:00

Keynote: Closing Remarks

Jeff Luhanga, Principal Secretary II, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development
on behalf of
Hon. Prof. Peter Mwanza, Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development

Closing Remarks by Jeff Luhanga, PS II

Video of Jeff Luhanga's Closing Remarks