- Keynote speakers Prof. Monty Jones, EMRC President, Special Advisor to the President of Sierra Leone, past Executive Director of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and co-winner of the 2004 World Food Prize
- Jean Chrysostome Vahamwiti Mukesyayira, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, DR Congo
- Rémy Musungayi Bampale, Minister of Industry and SMEs, DR Congo
The Expert Discussion presented the latest trends related to systemic agricultural transformation in Africa, and highlighted the challenges and opportunities emerging from this new situation. Subjects to be treated by the experts include: upgrading value chains, access to market, science and technology and international development cooperation.a.