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Celebrations in Central America

Managua, Nicaragua. 28 September 2017

Throughout 2017, we will be celebrating CIAT’s 50th Anniversary and bring together our partners, donors, and people behind CIAT’s achievements, while reflecting on the future of food and agriculture.

Following regional celebrations in Hanoi, Vietnam on 3-4 April 2017 and Nairobi, Kenya on 29 May, CIAT is pleased to announce the upcoming celebrations in Managua, Nicaragua on 28 September 2017.

Program

8:00 REGISTRATION AND TECHNOLOGY FAIR
8:30

Welcome

  • Edward Francisco Centeno, Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), Nicaragua
  •  Jennifer Wiegel, Regional Coordinator for Central America, CIAT
9:15

Meet CIAT scientists and collaborators and
their work in Central America

  • Pablo Siles, Soil Restoration
  • Rein van der Hoek, Tropical Forages
  • Wendy Godek, Gender Equity
  • Fredy Monserrate, Ecosystem Services
  • Javier Loza, Producer, Condega, Nicaragua
  • Doribel Sagrado, Producer, Waslala, Nicaragua
  • Junior Rodas, Producer, Condega, Nicaragua
  • Conny Barahona, Producer, Masaya, Nicaragua
10:00

CIAT and Central America: what we have achieved and where we are heading

Ruben Echeverría, Director General, CIAT

10:30 BREAK AND VISIT TO TECHNOLOGY FAIR
11:00

Contribution of agricultural research to the region’s development

Moderator: Juan Diego Ruiz, Regional Representative, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Guatemala

Panelists:   

  • Oswalt Jiménez, Director, Agricultural Technology Research and Innovation, Nicaraguan Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA)
  • Aníbal Mejía, Nicaraguan Rice Growers Association (ANAR), Nicaragua
  • Armando Bustillo, President, Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO)
  • Marion Le Pommellec, Senior Specialist in Rural Development, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Nicaragua
12:00 LUNCH
13:30

Food security, climate change and regional integration

Regional climate-smart strategy

Luis Felipe Arauz, Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), Costa Rica

Moderator: Ana María Loboguerrero, Leader, Regional Program for Latin America, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Panelists:  

  • Eduardo Enrique Carles, Minister, Ministry of Agricultural Development     (MIDA), Panama
  • Olga Baus-Gibert, Head, Regional Integration Section, Delegation of the European Union before the Central American Integration System
  • Michael Healy, President, Nicaraguan Union of Agricultural Producers (UPANIC)
15:00

Fast-tracking change in Central America’s agricultural sector: new approaches to research and innovation

Moderator: Víctor Villalobos, Director General, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)

Panelists: 

  • Muhammad Ibrahim, Director General, Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE)
  • Eugenio Díaz-Bonilla, Representative for Latin America, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 
  • Andy Jarvis, Director, Research Area in Decision and Policy Analysis, CIAT
  • Jeffrey Lansdale, Rector, Pan-American Agricultural School, Zamorano
16:00 Closing remarks: Ruben Echeverría, Director General, CIAT
16:15 COCKTAIL AND TECHNOLOGY FAIR

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For more information: CIAT50-centroamerica@cgiar.org

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