On FRIDAY 27 JANUARY, 2017 (08:00-15:30)


Time Slot Event Person
8:00-8:30hrs Welcome Tea & Registration
8:30-9:00hrs ZPBA Progress Report Mr J Shava-

ZPBA President

9:00-9:10hrs Welcome Remarks Mr Andrew Mushita,

Director, CTDT

9:10-10:10hrs Climate change and its Implications for Agriculture in Zimbabwe Dr Leornard Unganai,


10:10-10:40hrs MORNING TEA BREAK
10:40 –11:40hrs Maize presentation Dr Jill Cairns,


11:40-12:40hrs Climate Sart Agriculture and the role and implications of Crop Improvement Dr Joyce Mulila-Mitti,


12:40-14:00hrs LUNCH BREAK
14:00-15:00hrs Regional policies and their implications on formal seed systems in Zimbabwe Mr Edmore Mtetwa,

Seed Services

1500-15:10hrs Closing Remarks


Mr Andrew Mushita: The Director of Community Technology Development Trust (CTDT), a Zimbabwean NGO involved in participatory development activities including farmer participatory variety evaluation.

Dr Leornard Unganai: Holder of a PhD in Climatology (RSA), MSc. In AgroMet (UK) and BSc Agric (UZ). Currently he is a project manager at OXFAM in Zimbabwe responsible for a UNDP/GEF supported project aimed at scaling up adaptation to climate variability and change. Previously he has worked with SADC Drought Monitoring Centre, Zimbabwe’s Dept of Met services, and EMA in charge of a UNDP/GEF supported project coping with Drought and Climate Change. Dr Unganai is passionate about climate change adaptation.

Contact: lunganai@oxfam.org.uk

Dr Jill Cairns: A graduate of the University of Aberdeen, she is currently a CIMMYT plant physiologist based in Zimbabwe. Her research focus is on the impact of climate change on maize production, climate change adaptation and development of maize germplasm with abiotic stress tolerance. Previously she was with IRRI based in Phillipines working on drought tolerance in rice.

Contact: j.cairns@cgiar.org

Dr Joyce Mulila-Mitti : A Plant Production and Protection expert with FAO currently based in Zimbabwe, having worked in Zambia and Ghana. In her current position she is responsible for providing support for Sustainable Intensification of Crop Production in Southern Africa. She is the focal point person for climate smart agriculture interventions for Southern Africa. . She has also worked on seed issues (policy, seed systems with particular focus on Community-Based seed production) mostly in cereal and legume based production systems. Joyce is passionate about seeing impact of agricultural technology at grassroots level.

Contact: Joyce.MulilaMitti@fao.org

Mr Edmore Mtetwa: A seed technologist with Seed Services of the Department of Research and Specialist Services. He is a member of the team of experts who have been involved in negotiations aimed at developing and harmonising the regional seed policies. In addition to policy formulation, he monitors compliance with existing seed legislation.

Contact mtetwae@gmail.com

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