3. Budapest Africa Forum


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


08:00 - 08:45


8:45   - 09:00 

Family photo

09:00 - 10:00

Opening Session(open to the Press)

Welcome speeches:

H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

H.E. Dr. István Nagy, Minister of Agriculture of Hungary


Keynote addresses:

H.E. Mr. Ssempijja Bamulangaki Vincent, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries of Uganda

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, Hungary

-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

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

-Anita Gyüre, Water Management Expert, 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. Azwihangwisi Maiwashe, General Manager, Agricultural Research Council, Animal Production Campus, 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: Balázs Szélinger, Economic and Trade Attaché, Embassy of Hungary in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

-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 and Lilla Egri, Deputy Head of Department, Department of EU and FAO Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Hungary

-Brian Baguma, FAO scholarship student at Szent István University, Hungary


18:00 - 20:00

Gala dinner (for invited guests) Zsófia Boat - River Danube. Boarding point: Vigadó Port 1. Boarding from 17:30, departure at 18:00, arrival to the port 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) - for invited guests 


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

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

Institute of Agricultural Engineering

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


Introduction of NARIC

Presentation tbc.

Presentation and tasting of NARIC's fruit and vegetable produce

Visit to a training farm


Introduction of the international activities of Szent István University

Presentation by István Szabó, PhD, Vice-Rector for International Relations


Q&A and informal discussion with the students of the university coming from African countries

13:00 - 15:45

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