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 On 11 November, Ag4Impact and ODI organised a round-table discussion at the European Commission (DG AGRI) in Brussels to discuss two new publications.

This event  launched two new reports which provide practical, real-life examples of linking smallholder farmers in Africa to markets, as well as a robust academic review of the challenges faced, lessons learned and path ahead. Approximately 60 senior attendees, from the European Commission (DG AGRI and DG DEVCO) but also from academia, aid agencies and other research institutions attended the round-table discussion, which was followed by an active Q&A session.


  • Leonard Mizzi (co-chair), Head of Unit, Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
    Jean-Pierre Halkin (co-chair), Head of Unit, Rural Development, Food Security and Nutrition, EuropeAid, European Commission
    Sir Gordon Conway, Director, Agriculture for Impact and author, One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?
    Steve Wiggins, Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute
    Stephanie Hanson, Director of Policy and Outreach, One Acre Fund