The second day started with a session on trade and market access and development chaired by Wai-Hong Loke, Regional Director – South East Asia, CABI, with contributions from Liaison Officer for Kenya Dr Joseph Mureithi, and CABI Global Director, Dr Julie Flood and Business Development Manager, Philippa David (CABI).
CABI's and partners' presentations described plans and approaches for addressing Member Country priority areas within the Commodities theme, followed by short talks about focus initiatives and opportunities for discussions and feedback:
SPS capacity development (Roger Day). Rwanda coffee video
Improving smallholder market access (Charles Agwanda)
Trade - animal health and welfare (Robert Taylor)
Food supply chain academy (CABI-Campden Initiative) (Chris Knight/Julie Flood)
There was then a new Review Conference feature: “Seed to shelf” - a panel debate chaired by Dougal Thomson of The Economist, featuring contributions from Jan Kees Vis, Unilever, Global Supply Chain Director Sustainable Agriculture, Unilever; Stephen Walker, Director General, Campden BRI; Pablo Jenkins, Standards & Trade Development Facility;Daphrose Gahakwa, Deputy Director General, Rwanda Agricultural Board; David Croft, Waitrose, Fresh Produce Development Manager; and Chris Brett, Senior Vice President, OLAM.
The session on Governance and resolution matters was chaired by Dr Lutz-Peter Berg (Switzerland), Chair of CABI Executive Council. It was started with the Board report by John Ripley, Chair of CABI Board. Discussions were held on six formal papers, and resolutions were sought for CABI Visions 2020 and Medium-term Strategy (Trevor Nicholls).
Member and partner knowledge exchange
12 delegates gave presentations at the member and partner knowledge exchange, where they discussed ideas relating to the approaches they are deploying in ensuring food security. Here are some of them:
Australia – Dr Paul De Barro, Theme Leader, Biosecurity and Invasive Species, CSIRO Biosecurity Flagship: Safeguarding Australia, the establishment of CSIRO's Biosecurity Flagship
Bermuda - Fred Ming, Director, Department of Environmental Protection, Ministry of planning Bermuda Government, Development of a strategy for the future of agriculture in Bermuda
Brunei Darussalam – Yang Mulia Madam Hajah Hasnah bte Ibrahim, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry & Primary Resources: Working in Partnership with CABI
China – Mr Tang Shengyao, Deputy Director General for International Co-operation, Chinese Ministry of Agriculture: Improving food security through strengthening the partnership between China and CABI
Colombia – Mr Juan Manuel Uribe, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Colombia (showing a video on behalf of Dr Luis F. Samper, Colombian National Federation of Coffee Growers, 2013): Lessons on sustainability
FAO – Dr Stephen Rudgard, Chief, Knowledge and Capacity for Development, Office of Knowledge Exchange: Global partnerships with member countries
Ghana – Dr Abdulai Baba Salifu, Director General, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research: Enhancing Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change in Ghana through Science and Technology
Myanmar – U Hla Kyaw, Director General, Department of Agricultural Planning, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation: Agriculture sector development: opportunities and challenges in Myanmar
Pakistan – Dr Shahid Masood, Member (Crop Sciences), Pakistan Council of Agricultural Research: Approaches for addressing food security in Pakistan
Sri Lanka – Dr W. Wahundeniya, Director, Horticultural Crops Research & Development Institute:Link with CAB International towards agriculture development in Sri Lanka
Finally Trevor Nicholls summed up the two day event.
Pre-Review Conference Tour of CABI Science Site attracts 22 delegates
On 26 June, 22 delegates from CABI Member Countries, CABI Board and partner organisations joined the tour to CABI Science Site in Egham. A tailored programme enabled delegates to see and hear first-hand CABI in action, particularly in the areas of Publishing, Knowledge Management, Commodities, Invasive Species Management, and Bioservices, preparing them for in-depth discussions and deliberations for the forthcoming Review Conference. Download the programme.
There were a series of presentations including:
An introduction to CABI Europe-UK
Coffee Berry Borer
Red Palm Mite
Natural enemies for the control of Floating Pennywort, Hydrocotyle ranunculoides, in Europe
Coffee and climate change
Finding a biocontrol agent for Crassula in the UK