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The Other Green Revolution: Farmer-Managed, Agro-Environmental Transformation in the Sahel

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How Farmers Reclaimed the Desert to Create an Agricultural Future for Africa

Oxfam Sahelian Event: October 29, 2009 9:00-12:00pm

Washington, DC

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After the devastating droughts of the 1970's and 1980's, African farmers in the Sahel region mobilized to reclaim their land from the encroaching desert. Thirty years later, their work has secured 13 million acres of farmland, fed 3 million people, recharged village wells, and supplied useful and valuable tree products. Despite growing populations and the threats of climate change, food security has improved in the Sahel region.

Both the President and the Congress have prioritized US government investment in Global Food Security through multiple initiatives. This discussion will focus on the lessons we can learn from this farmer-managed, agro-environmental transformation.

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Franklin Moore, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa and Agency Global Food Security Coordinator, USAID

PANEL 1: Voices from the Sahel

Moderator: John Ambler, Senior Vice President of Programs, Oxfam America

- Mr. Yacouba Sawadogo, Lead farmer and natural resource innovator, Yatanga province, Burkina Faso
- Mr. Chris Reij, Natural Resource Management Specialist, Center for International Cooperation
- Mr. Mathieu Ouedraogo, Director, Sahel Re-Greening initiative
- Dr. Mahamane Larwanou, Senior Programme Officer, Africa Forest Forum (AFF)
- Ms. Sakina Mati, Director, village agro-forestry committee, Maradi, Niger


PANEL 2: Practitioner's insights into the Global Food Security Initiative

Moderator: John Ambler, Senior Vice President of Programs, Oxfam America

- Mr. Chris Reij (see above)
- Mr. Jim French, Kansas farmer, Lead Field Organizer, Oxfam American
- Mr. Issa Martin Bikienga, Deputy ExecutiveSecretary, Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel, former Minister of Agriculture, Burkina Faso

PANEL 3: Getting Development Partnerships Right

Moderator: Ms Alexandria L. Panehal, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade

-Mr. Gray Tappen, Geographer, Remote Sensing Expert, US Geological Survey
- Dr. Edwige Botoni, Senior Coordinator, "Sahel Study", Committee for Drought Control in Sahel
- Dr. Mahamane Larwanou, Senior Programme Officer, African Forest Forum (AFF)
- Mr. Asif Shaikh, CEO, International Resources Group
- Mr. George F. Taylor II, Former Director of the Office of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Private Sector Development (ANP), USAID/Niger

Closing Speaker: Emmy B. Simmons, Former Assistant Administrator for Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade, USAID

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