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Beijing Roundtable 2012 - Agenda and Presentations

Thursday, 15 March 2012
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8:00am    

Registration

8:30am

Introduction & Overview

 

Ren WANG, Vice President, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Marco FERRONI, Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

9:00am

Keynote Addresses

 

Chair: Ren WANG, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
 
The Role of Extension & Research in the Agricultural Transformation
Hans BINSWANGER-MKHIZE, China Agricultural University
 
Agriculture in Transition and Implications for Extension and Delivery of Services to Small Farms in China
Jikun HUANG, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences
 
Feedback from participants

10:00am

Coffee/Tea Break, Group photo

10:30am

Panel Discussion: Agricultural Extension for Small Farmers in Asia: Assessing the Need

 

Moderator: Marco FERRONI, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
 
Panelists: 

  • Suresh BABU, IFPRI
  • Pantjar SIMATUPANG, Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia
  • Jikun HUANG, Chinese Academy of Sciences 
  • Vo-Tong XUAN, Tan Tao University, Vietnam

11:45am

Lunch

1:00pm

1. Public Agricultural Extension: Pursuing Intensification, Diversification, Income and Sustainability Goals

 

This Session will assess current patterns, coverage, effectiveness, strengths and weaknesses of extension offered by the public (governmental) sector: mission, organisation, resources, management, client responsiveness, quality, results.
 
Chair: Kevin CHEN, IFPRI-China
 
Panelists: 

2:35pm

2. Private Agricultural Extension, the Game-changing Emerging Trend

 

This Session will assess the rise in the provision of extension by private (commercial and non-profit) actors (eg agro-dealers, input suppliers, rural business hubs, produce buyers, farmer organisations, NGOs and others): coverage, quality, client responsiveness and results.
 
Chair: Partha DASGUPTA, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
 
Panelists: 

4:25pm

Coffee/Tea Break

4:40pm

3. Partnerships and Pluralism in Extension

 

This Session will assess the experience of different countries with selected extension delivery and financing options from farmer field schools to market-led extension, dissecting what worked and why, and highlighting the trend towards pluralism and the provision of extension and other services through partnerships between various categories of actors.
 
Chair: Nguyen Van BO, Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences
 
Panelists:

6:15pm

Wrap-up and Perspective on the Day's Discussions

 

Hans BINSWANGER-MKHIZE, China Agricultural University

7:00pm

Dinner at the hotel (hosted by the Syngenta Foundation)

 

 

Friday, 16 March 2012

 

9:00am 

4. Putting Cell Phones to Good Use: Mobile Solutions in Extension

 

This Session will assess specific instances of mobile applications as instruments for the dissemination of information, agronomic support, and transparency in the market place.
 
Chair: Sunarru Samsi HARIADI, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
 
Panelists: 

10:20am

Coffee/Tea Break

10:35am

5. How to Raise the Coverage and Impact Effectiveness of Agricultural Extension

 

This Session will revisit and deepen the conversation so far, focusing on public extension and the role of the public sector as multiple extension actors emerge.
 
Chair: K Narayana GOWDA, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, India
 
Panelists: 

11:20am

Break-out Discussions

 

Group A | Moderator: Partha DASGUPTA; Rapporteur: Nguyen Van DINH
Group B | Moderator: Zulkifli ZAINI; Rapporteur: MN Reddy

12.20pm

Lunch

1:30pm

Feedback from Break-out Groups, Group Discussion

2:15pm

6. How to Build Demand-Driven and Financially Sustainable Extension Solutions to Support Farmers' Participation in Value Chains

 

This Session will focus on business, financing and revenue models for privately supplied extension and public-private service schemes.
 
Chair: Soumen BISWAS, PRADAN, India
 
Panelists: 

3:00pm

Break-out Discussions

 

Group A | Moderator: Yuan ZHOU; Rapporteur: Rasheed SULAIMAN
Group B | Moderator: Magdalena BLUM; Rapporteur: Djuara P LUBIS

4:00pm

Coffee/Tea Break

4:15pm

Feedback from Break-out Groups, Group Discussion

5:00pm

Concluding Discussion: Agricultural Extension - the Way Forward

 

Roundtable Discussion
Chair: Marco FERRONI

6:00pm

Closing Remarks by Ren WANG

7:00pm

Dinner (hosted by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences)

 

 

Saturday, 17 March 2012

 

8:30am-
3:30pm

Field Excursion
Visiting the Mushroom Science & Technology Park in Tongzhou District (organised by CAAS)

 

 

 

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