Making Climate - Smart Agriculture Real in Africa with Conservation Agriculture: Supporting the Malabo Declaration and Agenda 2063

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Dr. Mary C. Shetto

Dr. Mary Christine Shetto is a Agriculture and Rural Development practitioner with over 20 years of experience in the management of agricultural development programmes and provision of advisory services in Tanzania. Before joining Kilimo Trust, she worked with the Ministry of Agriculture Food Security and Cooperatives and Development Projects in Tanzania.

She joined Kilimo Trust as the Team Leader of the Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) and Kilimo Trust Tanzania. Specifically, Mary has knowledge and long experience with respect to: a) Leadership of a project implementation teams composed of public and private sector institutions to design solutions for agricultural sector development in Tanzania, for example: i) Her work for six years as Head of Extension Component (US$ 18 million) of the IFAD funded Southern Highlands Extension and Rural Financial Services Project (SHERFSP); and ii) Lead Facilitator in the World Bank funded - Participatory Agricultural Development and Empowerment Project (PADEP).

b) Deep knowledge of the agricultural sector in general and the rice sector in particular, of Tanzania – as gained through implementation of the SHERFSP Project, Agricultural Sector Development Programme (ASDP) as a National Facilitators since 2006 and the Big Results Now initiatives (BRN) as Head of Ministerial Delivery Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture Food Security and Cooperatives (MAFC).

c) Skills and experience in M&E leadership – gained during her engagement with the PADEP of the GoT and World Bank which was a nearly US$ 70 million program with a sizeable Matching Grant component.

Important Dates

Registration Opens - Online

1st February 2018

Call for submission condensed papers

1st February 2018

Deadline of submission for condensed papers

15th June 2018

Early bird registration deadline

30th March 2018

Deadline for submission of revised papers

20th August 2018

Registration at venue

8th - 9th October 2018

Conference & Field tour

9th - 12th October 2018

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P.O Box 10375 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya.
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