2005 World Congress
May 16-18, 2005
Saint Louis, Missouri USA
Chase Park Plaza Hotel

The Key to Peace, Security and Growth: Local, Regional AND Global Agri-Food Systems


Monday, May 16, 2005

2:00 P.M Opening Remarks and Keynote Addresses
Food Systems: A Framework For National Security And Global Peace

Changing Demographics – A Wake Up Call
Right Honorable James B. Bolger, ONZ, Chairman, Advisory Board, World Agricultural Forum, Former Prime Minister, New Zealand

Sustainable Development, Democracy and Peace
Ruth Oniang’o, Executive Director, Rural Outreach Program, Kenya

The Millennium Challenge Account as a Framework for Achieving Peace, Security and Growth
Felipe Manteiga, Managing Director, Agricultural Programs, Millennium Challenge Corporation

3:45 P.M Economic Growth: A Driver For Development Of Agri-Food Systems
Chair: Right Honorable James B. Bolger, ONZ, Chairman, Advisory Board, World Agricultural Forum, Former Prime Minister, New Zealand

The Doha Round: Making Trade work for Economic Development and Growth
Robert Thompson, Gardner Chair in Agricultural Policy, Univ. of Illinois

Industry – A Partner for Growth and Development
Hans Johr, Corporate Head of Agriculture, Nestle, Ltd.

International Ag Trade: The Challenges of Growth
Carl Hausmann, President & CEO, Bunge North America

Meat as a Driver for Economic Growth in Developing Countries
Osler Desouzart, President & CEO, OD Consulting
These world leaders will set the tone for further discussions on the roles that agriculture and the agri-food systems play in the
development and growth of any individual economy in the world as well as the global economy. Can local systems develop to capture the
excessive labor force displaced by increasing technology and farm expansions? What role do local systems play in the development of
the local, regional, national and international economy? How does the majority of the world’s population, who live rural areas and are
subsistence farmers, be brought into the equation? Where are the successes?
4:45 P.M Open Discussion With Keynote Leaders
Is there a consensus that agriculture is the basis of the global economy as well as individual economies? How can the world and
individual countries focus more attention, resources and leadership? What are the greatest barriers to achieving growth and equity and
secondly, how do we get individual country leaders to appropriate the necessary financial and people resources for capacity building and
development of the agriculture sector?

Tuesday May 17, 2005

8:00 A.M Roundtable - Need For Integration Of Local, Regional And Global Markets
Chair: Ray Cesca, Chairman and CEO, GAEA International
Carl Hausmann, President & CEO, Bunge North America
Jorge Cazenave, Cazenave & Associados
Philip Kiriro, President, East Africa Farmers Federation
Noel Devisch, President, Belgium Boerenbond
Honorable John Falloon, Former New Zealand Minister of Agriculture
Nha Hoang, HDN Strategies
8:45 A.M Open Discussion With Audience And Roundtable Participants
9:30 A.M Break
10:00 A.M Roundtable: Balancing National Political Interests With International Agreements
Chair: Susan Sechler, German Marshall Fund
Gawain Kripke, Senior Policy Advisor, OXFAM
Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, Director of EMAC, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia
Evandro Didonet, Deputy for Economic and Trade Affairs, Brazilian Embassy, Wash, D.C.
Gerard Viatte, Former Director of Agriculture, OECD
Charles Riemenschneider, Director, North American Liaison Office, Food and Agriculture Organization, UN
Jean-Marc Trarieux, Agricultural Attache, Delegation of the European Commission
This panel will examine a few of the relevant agreements, their intended and unintended effects on local, regional and global agri-food
systems, and where they are headed.
IPPC – International Plant Protection Convention: "to secure common and effective action to prevent the spread and introduction of pests
of plants and plant products, and to promote appropriate measures for their control"
SPS – Sanitary and Phytosanitary agreement among the WTO members
CBD – Convention on Biological Diversity
WTO – World Trade Organization cotton decision: long term implications
How do international agreements enhance or impede progress in the agricultural sector? International agreements can provide sound,
useful and enforceable standards for cooperation and trade between countries that facilitate mutual benefits and provide protection from
undesired consequences. But the devil is in the details, sometimes leading to consequences that were neither intended nor understood
by the parties involved. Existing agreements evolve and new agreements are being forged in several areas affecting the well being of
agricultural, food security and rural development. The resolution of disputes between parties within an agreement further shapes the
future application of the agreements in practice.

1:30 P.M Successful Integration Of Sustainable Agrifood Systems
Chair: Frank Tugwell, Winrock International
1:40 - 2:45 P.M Roundtable: Fresh Water: Increasing Demands And Declining Availability
Moderator: Roberto Lenton, Chair, Technical Committee for Global Water Resources, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Mohamed Ait-Kadi, President of the General Council of Agricultural Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, and Forestry
of Morocco
Wendell Dorsett, Senior Applications Engineer, Valmont Industries, Inc.
Nha Hoang, HDN Strategies
Sunil Ghorawat, Founder & CEO, Everything About Water
David Seckler, Director, Winrock Water
Success stories will be identified where technology and/or policy decisions have addressed water concerns. How can success stories
be leveraged for greater participation?
2:45 - 4:15 P.M Open Discussion With Audience And Panel Participants
2:15 P.M Roundtable: Successes With Bioenergy
Moderator: Reid Detchon, Executive Director, Energy Future Coalition
Mike Eckhart, President, American Council for Renewable Energy
Israel Klabin, President, Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development
Rick Tolman, CEO, National Corn Growers Association
Stephen Censky, CEO, American Soybean Association
Mike Bryan, CEO, BBI International
3:30 P.M Open Discussion With Audience And Panel Participants
Facilitator: Frank Tugwell, Winrock International

4:45 P.M Successful Technology Transfer For Growth And Rural Development
Moderator: Mpoko Bokanga, PhD, Executive Director, African Agricultural Technology Foundation, Nigeria
Marco Quinones, Regional Director, Africa, Sasagawa 2000
O.P. Singh, CEO, Venkateshwara Hatcheries Private, Ltd., India
Dr. Kepler Euclides Filho, Executive Director, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Felipe Manteiga, Head of Agriculture, Millennium Challenge Account
Istvan Feher, Deputy Secretary of State, Hungary

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

8:00 A.M Summary Of Day 1
Right Honorable James B. Bolger, ONZ
8:30 A.M Models Of Success: Financing For Growth And Asset Building
Chair: Deborah Perkins, Executive Director, Food and Agribusiness Research, Rabobank

A Different Approach to Rural Development: From Financial Cooperation to an Alternative Development Model ( A case history from Italian
Cooperative Banks in Ecuador)
Carlo Barbieri, International Relations, ICCREA, Italy

Creating Partnerships for Dismantling Poverty
John Hatch, Founder and President, FINCA International

Microfinance and Agriculture
Jonathan Campaigne, Executive Director, Pride Africa

Risk Alleviation Tools for Financing to Small and Medium Size Producers
Rolando Ariel Perez, Managing Director, Maple Commercial Finance Group

Successes in Eastern Europe
Urszula Budzich-Szukala, Director, Agroline Rural Dev. & Credit Programme
9:15 A.M Open Discussion With Audience And Panel Participants
10:30 A.M Success Through Partnerships
Chair: Tensie Whelan, President, The Rain Forest Alliance
Jim Thompson, Global Development Alliance Secretariat, USAID
Paul Carothers, Vice-President, Public Affairs, Kraft Foods
David McLaughlin, Sr. Director Environmental and Social Performance Chiquita Brands International
11:15 A.M Open Discussion With Audience And Panel Participants
1:30 P.M Roundtable: Market-Dreiven Agrifood Systems
Chair: Right Honorable James B. Bolger, ONZ, Chairman, Advisory Board, World Agricultural Forum, Former Prime Minister, New Zealand
Heinrich Toepfer, Chairman Agriworld GMBH
David Hughes, Professor, Imperial College London
Dr. Anan Sirimongkolkasem, President, Thai Broiler Processing Exporter’s Association
Rob Horsch, Vice President, Monsanto Company
Ken Roberts, Associate Administrator, FAS, USDA
3:30 P.M Roundtable And summary With Session Moderators/Rapporteurs
4:00 P.M Closing Remarks - Plan of Action
Right Honorable James B. Bolger, ONZ
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