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New Frontiers in Grain Quality Technology and Informatics
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June 28: Tuesday
All Workshop activities will be held at the Allerton Crowne Plaza Hotel, 23rd Floor Meeting Rooms

6:00-8:00 pm Workshop Reception and Registration - Venetian Room
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June 29: Wednesday

8:00-9:00 am Workshop Registration (continued) - 23rd Floor Foyer
  Continental Breakfast - Venetian Room
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9:30-10:30   SETTING THE STAGE - Ballroom South
    From the Green Revolution to the Market Revolution
Hamish Gow, Earl Kellogg and Steve Sonka, University of Illinois
10:30-11:00   Break
11:00 am - 12:30 pm   INDUSTRY PANEL - Ballroom South
Moderator: Murray McGregor
Gustavo Gonzalez, Syngenta
Tom Herlehy, CARE Egypt
Leroy Hanson, Triple "F", Inc.
Shashank Goel, Ineeka Co.
12:30-2:00   LUNCH and KEYNOTE ADDRESS- Ballroom North
    Jim Thompson, USAID, Global Development Alliance
    Ballroom South, Venetian & Siena Rooms


Session 1A: Natural Products
Moderator: Carol Wilson, USAID
Session 1B: Livestock, Dairy and Fisheries
Moderator: Larry Paulson, USAID New Delhi
Session 1C: Horticulture
Moderator: Dennis Sharma, USAID West Bank/Gaza
Experience in developing supply channels for organic herbs and medicinal crops for the EU market
Tobias Bandel, Sekem Group, Egypt
Unlocking the Export Potential of Armenia’s Landlocked Dairy Sector
Jeffrey Engels & Gagik Sardaryan, CARD, Armenia
Commercial Agriculture in Israel
Dennis Sharma, USAID West Bank/Gaza
Establishing supply chains for medicinal crops in India: the case of Bihar
K.M. Singh, India & Burton Swanson, University of Illinois
The Shrimp Seal of Quality program: An integrated approach to addressing the challenges in Bangladesh’s shrimp sector
Kudrat E. Kabir, Bangladesh
Summary Global Horticultural Assessment
Patrick Brown, UC-Davis
Public-Private Partnerships to Raise Smallholder Incomes in Vietnam and Cambodia
Katherine Warner, Winrock International
Developing the Meat, Seafood, and Poultry Food Industry in Ukraine and Moldova
Ken McMillin & Jonathan Hubchen, LSU-PFID MSP
Strengthening the supply chain to expand the export of fresh horticultural crops from Upper Egypt to the European Union
Burt Swanson, MUCIA, Jon Seltzer, U Minnesota, John Vansickle, U. Florida and Mohamed Samy, U. Illinois
Improving the impact of an agricultural program through strategic communication interventions
Jawad Bahaji, USAID Morocco
Support to women in generating income from poultry in rural Afghanistan
Haven Ley, Chemonics
Collective action to facilitate small farmer participation in high-value domestic markets: The experience of Caisp in Sao Paulo Brazil
Denise Mainville, Virginia Tech
The focus of Session 1A: Natural Products will continue in Session 2A.    


3:30-4:00   Break
    Ballroom South, Venetian & Siena Rooms

Session 2A: Natural Products Continued
Moderator: Scott Christiansen, USAID
Session 2B: Application of Information Technology
Moderator: Jonathan Metzger, USAID
Session 2C: Gender, Farmers Associations, and Grassroots Enterprise Development
Moderator: John Santas, University of Illinois
Sustainable Development: Natural Products and Medicinal Plants Sector Using a Science and Market-Driven Approach to Strengthen Demand
Jim Simon, Rutgers University
An integrated IT management system to provide full product traceability from field to overseas market
Tobias Bandel, Sekem Group, Egypt
Organizing women in business development: Experiences of the SMART program
Ghassan Sayah, YMCA, Lebanon
Roundtable Discussion

Panel Members:

Sribindu Bajracharya, USAID-Nepal
Setta Tutundjian, USAID-Jordan

Wade Al-Sattar, USAID-Yemen
Shashank Goel, Ineeka Co.

Patrick Papania, AED
Innovative fruit and vegetable market information and price gathering system
Harsha da Silva, CIRNE Asia, Sri Lanka
From self-help groups to commodity-based farmer associations: The Indian approach to developing social capital among women farmers in India
J.P. Singh, NATP
  Application of information and communication technology for livestock early warning systems in Mongolia
Dennis Sheehy, GOBI Forage/GLCRSP
Expanding economic opportunities for smallholder farmers through developing a globally competitive cashew industry
Steven Londner, TechnoServe
  Innovative use of cellular technology and market information systems to support the sustainable reef management and tropical fish harvesting
Mike Tetelman, AED, Philippines
Valorisation of argan oil for a sustainable management of the arid zones of south-west Morocco
Zoubida Charrouf, Morocco


7:30-10:30   Reception and Dinner Boat Cruise on Lake Michigan
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June 30: Thursday

7:30-8:30 am Continental Breakfast - Venetian Room
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8:30-8:45   Introduction - Ballroom South
    Avijit Ghosh, Dean, College of Business, University of Illinois
8:45-9:45   KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Ballroom South
    Jagdish Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing
Emory University
9:45 - 10:00   Break
10:00-11:15 CONCURRENT SESSION 3 – Topical Issues - Ballroom South & Venetian Rooms
Session 3A: Quality Assurance, Standards, and Certification Systems
Moderator: Todd Hamner, USAID
Session 3B: Capacity Building for Market Development
Gary Robbins, USAID-Cairo
High-Value Food Trade, Standards and Developing Countries: From Crisis Response to Strategic Management
Steve Jaffee, World Bank, Washington
Developing public-private teams to conduct market research and develop business plans to supply selected European Union markets
Mohamed Abo El Wafa, GTZ, Cairo, Egypt, John Vansickle, U. Florida, Maria Marshall, Purdue University; Mohamed Samy and Hamish Gow, U. Illinois, and Burt Swanson, MUCIA
Designing Programs to Develop 'Customized Competitiveness' of Small Farmers to Make the Grade in the Supermarket-Market
Tom Reardon, Michigan State University
C-Level Executive Program: Using venture capital training to increase the managerial capacity and market linkages for entrepreneurs
Jonathan Metzger, USAID Washington
Assisting the produce industry meet international retail standards: The USDA FAS cold chain initiative
Joe Hain, USDA, FAS
Training the trainers in post-conflict arenas: Experiences from Pakistan and Afghanistan
Abdul Qayyum Khan, IALC/UIUC, Afghanistan and Anwar F. Chishti, NWFPAU, Pakistan

11:15-11:45 pm  


11:45 - 1:00 pm   CONCURRENT SESSION 4: SYNTHESIZING FRAMEWORKS - Ballroom South & Venetian Rooms
Session 4A: Building Marketing Channel Alliances
Moderator: Steve Jaffee, World Bank
Session 4B: The Enabling Environment: Policy and Trade
Moderator: Dan Miller, USAID-Afghanistan
Redefining the Distribution Channel: Lean but Responsive
Joe Welsh, Croatia
Doha, WTO negotiations, and development
Robert Thompson, University of Illinois
Strategic Development of Horticultural Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa
Morten Frederiksen, RPDP, World Bank
FTA and Morocco
Wally Tyner, Purdue University
Refocusing the national research programs to global market needs: The experience of the AERI Linkage project in Egypt
Mohamed Samy, U. Illinois and Burt Swanson, MUCIA
Reform and Rehabilitation of Iraq’s agricultural sector: The case of the Iraqi wheat sector
Rich Magnani & Sawsan Al-Sharifi, USAID-Iraq
1:00-2:00   LUNCH and KEYNOTE ADDRESS- Ballroom North
    Doyle Baker, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
2:00-3:30   IMPLEMENTATION PANEL - Ballroom South

Moderator: Scott Christiansen, USAID-Washington

Steve Jaffee, World Bank
Earl Kellogg, IALC
Anju Seth, University of Illinois



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