Schedule

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Panelists & Speakers:

Mounir HALIM, Founder AFRIQOM

09:03am -09:30am

Opening Remarks

Panelists & Speakers:

Dr. Beth DUNFORD, Vice President AHVP, AfDB
Jason SCARPONE, President and CEO, AFAP
Amb. Josefa L.C. SACKO, Commissioner DARBE – AUC
Hon Lobin Clarkie LOWE, Minister of Agriculture Malawi
Hon Geraldine MUKESHIMANA, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resource, Rwanda

Talking Points:

AFDB’s financial instruments including eligibility criteria
Showcase of the Bank’s success in financing fertilizer industry during COVID-19
Showcase of other DFIs financial instruments including Blockchain
Case Study by leading fertilizer suppliers

Panelists & Speakers:

Fernando BALDERRAMA, Chief Investment Officer Industry & Services, Non-Sovereign Operations (PITD4) African Development Bank
Zano MATARUKA, Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Fayçal BENAMEUR, SVP, OCP East Africa
Ashish LAKHOTIA, CEO, ETG

Moderator: Alzbeta KLEIN, Director General, IFA

Panelists & Speakers:

Hon Reuben R.P. MUTOLO, Minister of Agriculture, Zambia

Talking Points:

Matching financial instruments to the fertilizer value chain financing needs
Overview of current schemes and projects
AFAP’s facilitation in linking comercial banks to the distribution channel
Case Study (Kenya and South Africa)

Panelists & Speakers:

Mohamed KALIF, Manager, Financial Intermediation and Inclusion, AfDB
Elizabeth WASUNNA-OCHWA, Business Banking Director, Absa Bank Kenya PLC
Alta THERON, CEO, GrainPulse
Diane KARUSISI, CEO, Bank of Kigali Group, Rwanda

Moderator: Abah OFON, Manager, Export Development Advisory; Afreximbank

Panelists & Speakers:

Hon Frank Kagyigyi TUMWEBAZE, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Uganda

Talking Points:

Overview of Feed Africa: Increasing the productivity via delivery of improved technologies for agriculture transformation and support to agricultural products’ value addition through Food Processing Initiatives
AFFM progress and the role of its new strategy in the achievement of Feed Africa goals
Processing and Bringing the Food to Market

Panelists & Speakers:

Vincent Castel, Regional Sector Manager, Department of agriculture and Agro industry
Marie Claire KALIHANGABO, Coordinator, Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism, AFFM
Omri VAN ZYL, CEO, AGRI SA Enterprises (Pty)Ltd, South Africa

Moderator: Joseph RUSIKE, Head of Market Intelligence, AFAP

Talking Points:

Leads of round table will present the outcome of the discussions: Recommendations and way forward

Panelists & Speakers:

Roundtable 1: Henri MINNAAR, Managing Director, AgriMentor
Roundtable 2: Maria Theresa MKENDA, Principal Investment Officer, AFMM, AFDB
Roundtable 3: Pierre BRUNACHE, Fertilizer Sector Specialist, AFFM
Roundtable 4: Dr Maria WANZALA, Policy Director, AFAP

15:25pm - 15:40pm

Closing Remarks

Talking Points:

Outcome
Commitments
Engagements

Panelists & Speakers:

Martin FREGENE, Director of Agriculture and Agro-Industry, AfDB

Talking Points:

How can PPPs help deliver better needed infrastructures services and develop the country’s fertilizer manufacturing capacity to meet the high demands of fertilizer in the continent?
Promote regional cooperation and economies of-scale, for cost-effective and efficient provision of services.
Identify opportunities and gaps for competitive production and trade, and undertake technical feasibility studies to identify bankable projects

Panelists & Speakers:

Lead: Atsuko TODA, Director of the Agriculture Finance and Rural Infrastructure Development, AfDB
Henry Najira, Senior Manager, NBS Bank
Mdauko NGULUBE, Banking Manager​, NBS Bank Corporate
Bothwell NYAJEKA, CEO of Sable Chemicals

Rapporteur: Henri MINNAAR, Managing Director, AgriMentor

Talking Points:

Success stories for trade credit guarantee programs, challenges and emerging lessons
Case Studies: AFFM and AFAP program in Tanzania & Nigeria and AGRA program in Mozambique

Panelists & Speakers:

Lead: Joseph MWANGANGI, Head of Financial Services, African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership, AFAP
Hedwig SIEWERTSEN, Head Inclusive Finance, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
Peter KIRIMI, Lead 2SCALE program Financial Inclusion, IFDC

Rapporteur: Maria Theresa MKENDA, Principal Investment Officer, AFFM

Talking Points:

Assessment of financial needs of SMEs in East and South Africa countries to access the input market today.
Gaps in private sectors financing
Provide credit guarantees and other financial solutions along the value chain to promote smallholder access to fertilizer
Improving the quality and efficiency of internal regulation to increase productivity and reduce costs.
Recommandations and strategy options

Panelists & Speakers:

Lead: Mounir HALIM, Founder AFRIQOM
Adam MOSTERT, AFAP Board Member
Madam Rhoda PEACE TUMUSIINE, Board Member AFAP
Yamine TANGONGOSSE, President, Association of Wholesalers and Retailers of Agricultural Inputs (AGRODIA), Burkina Faso
Cate Nakatuga, Technical Advisor, Mefai Agro dealers, Uganda
Kato Hassan, Director, Khamm farmer Services & Bafumbira farm supply, Uganda
James Mutonyi, Managing Director, Agmark, Kenya

Rapporteur: Mr Pierre Brunache, Fertilizer Sector Specialist, AFFM

Talking Points:

Identification, ranking, and assessment of policy and regulatory constraints on financing fertilizer value chains at different stages of channels (procurement and importation, manufacturing, blending, distribution, wholesaling, retailing and farmers’ use of fertilizers); Support to public and private sector

Panelists & Speakers:

Lead: Dr Maria WANZALA, Policy Director, AFAP
Dr Andrex Nicholas KALINDE, CEO, The Smallhoder Farmers Fertilizer Revolving Fund of Malawi (SFFRFM)
Sebastian NDUVA, AFO Program Manager, IFDC Kenya
Dr Mshindo MSOLA, Tanzania Country Manager, OCP Africa

Rapporteur: Dr Maria WANZALA, Policy Director, AFAP