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The APPG AFD will be hosting Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and winner of the 2016 Africa Food Prize. Dr Nwanze will give a 20-minute talk on "Agricultural transformation in Africa: the role of smallholder producers” which will be followed by Questions & Answers. Lord Cameron will be in the Chair.

Kanayo F. Nwanze is President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), which is dedicated to ensuring that governments recognize the concerns of smallholder farmers and other poor rural people. He has been a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Food Security since 2010. He was previously Director-General of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Africa Rice Center for a decade, where he was instrumental in introducing and promoting New Rice for Africa, or NERICA, a high-yield, drought- and pest-resistant variety developed specifically for the African landscape.

Date and time: Wednesday, 7 December at 15:30

Location: Committee Room 4a; House of Commons, London. Entrance: Cromwell Green Visitor Entrance 

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Please let Caspar van Vark know if you plan to attend.