Programme of the Forum

3. Budapest Africa Forum


20 June 2018, Wednesday (Venue: Museum of Hungarian Agriculture, H-1146 Budapest, Városliget, Vajdahunyadvár) Language: English and Hungarian, interpreting will be available.


08:00 - 08:45


09:00 - 10:00

Opening Ceremony (open to the press)

Welcome speeches:

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

Minister of Agriculture of Hungary


Keynote addresses:

Guest speaker (tbc)

10:00 - 11:15

Session I. – panel discussion

Challenges facing agriculture in Africa

Moderator: Márk Horváth, Head of Africa Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary

-Raimund Jehle, Regional Programme Leader, FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, Ghana

-Dr. Eliud Kireger, Director General, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), Kenya

-Dr. Stephen K. Nutsugah, Director, CSIR-Savannah Agriculture Research Institute (CSIR-SARI), Ghana

-Mohammed Aliyu Dili, Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Borno State, Nigeria


11:15 - 11:40

Coffee break

11:40 - 13:00

Session II. – panel discussion

Enhancing productivity: Solutions and best practices

Moderator: Péter Király, Head of Unit, Ministry of Agriculture, Hungary

-Csaba Gyuricza, Director General, National Agricultural Research and Innovation Center (NARIC), Hungary

-Anita Gyüre, Water Management Consultant, Ministry of Agriculture, Hungary

-Boglárka Keller, Assistant Researcher, NARIC Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Hungary

-András Domonyai, Gastro-botanical specialist, Kenya


13:00 - 14:15


14:15 - 15:30

Session III. – panel discussion

Solutions and innovations in agricultural processing

Moderator: Zsolt Mészáros, Head of Economic and Commercial Affairs, Embassy of Hungary in Nairobi, Kenya

-Dr. Shadrack Moephuli, President, CEO, Agricultural Research Council, Republic of South Africa

-Ali Ahmed Abdi (Ali Sheikh), Executive Director, Aged and Children Pastoralist Association (ACPA), Ethiopia

-István Bessenyei, Owner, Laurel Group Ltd.

-Richárd Vattay, Director, Water and Soil Ltd.


15:30 - 15:40

Coffee break

15:40 - 17:00

Session IV. – panel discussion

Studying agriculture in Hungary

Moderator: Ágota Horváth, Economic Counsellor, Embassy of Hungary in Abuja, Nigeria

-Dennis Zulu, Director, Country Office for Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, International Labour Organization, Liaison Officer for ECOWAS

-Dr. József Kozári, Associate Professor, Szent István University, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Hungary

-Brian Baguma, FAO scholarship student in Hungary, Uganda


18:00 - 20:00

Gala dinner (for invited guests) Zsófia Boat - River Danube. Boarding from 18:00, departure at 20:00

Host: Dr. Balogh Csaba, Minister of State for Public Administration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary


An agricultural exhibition will take place at the venue of the conference with the participation of Hungarian companies and African partners.


21 June 2018, Thursday – language: English (no interpretation provided)


10:00 - 12:00

Field trip to Gödöllő (approx. 30 km from Budapest)

Visit to the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences of Szent István University

Visit to the National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre (NARIC)

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch and Hungarian folk show at the Lázár Equestrian Park, Domonyvölgy




The 3rd Budapest Africa Forum