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Strengthening institutional capacity for Food, Agriculture And Natural Resources (FANR) policy development in Southern Africa
FANRPAN - South Africa National Policy Dialogue

at the
44th Annual Conference of the Agrekon Association of South Africa
Settlers Monument, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
20 September 2006
Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa


Meeting Programme

Time Activity Presenter
14h30 - 15h00
  • Overview of FANRPAN strategic direction and operations
  • Role of FANRPAN Country Nodes: The South Africa node
Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, CEO FANRPAN
15h00 - 16h15 Presentation of Policy Research Reports
  1. Towards a Regional Approach to Biotechnology Policy in Southern Africa
  2. FANRPAN Economic Policy Research Study on the Status of Plant Variety Protection in the SADC Region
  3. Relief Seed Trade Study: Importance and opportunities for developing commercial seed markets
  4. The Impact of HIV and AIDS on Agriculture and Food Security in South Africa
  5. The Potential of Contract Farming to Expand Smallholder Production in South Africa
Marnus Gouse, University of Pretoria

Dr. Wynand van der Walt, Senior Partner, FoodNCropBio

Dr. Wynand van der Walt, Senior Partner, FoodNCropBio

Dr. Legesse Debusho, University of Limpopo

Prof. Kurt Sartorius, University of the Witwatersrand
16h15 - 16h30 Closing Remarks FANRPAN - South Africa Node Representative

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