This event will explore how mobilising private sector engagement can foster agricultural innovation for people, nature and climate based on approaches such as climate-smart agriculture. Speakers from the industry, policy and development sphere will discuss how to drive increased investment, engagement and collaboration to shift the dial on agricultural innovation – in line with the EU Green Deal.

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agenda & speakers

  • Simon O’Connell, CEO at SNV 
  • Vicktoria de Bourbon de Parme, World Benchmarking Association
  • Andy Jarvis, Associate Director-General, Alliance of Biodiversity International and CIAT 

  • Jacob Etunganan, Energy and Agriculture Advisor, SNV Uganda and Climate Resilient Agribusiness for Tomorrow (CRAFT)

  • Carla Montesi, Director for Green Deal and Digital Agenda, DG for International Partnerships, European Commission

  • Elia Timotheo, CEO East Africa Fruits

  • Simon Calvert, Senior Commercial Agriculture Adviser, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)


  • SNV

  • World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA)  

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