French Week-Day #2 :Agriculture and Food.


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Join us for the second day of the French Week!

On the second day, we will focus on the Agribusiness space with in-depth discussions on food security and agri-food value chains with expert speakers from the public and private sectors.


Improving food security through win-win partnerships and local value chains

Tuesday 14th November 2023

7.45 am - 12.00 pm noon.

In partnership with the Agro Club - French Embassy.



8.15: Welcome address by Laure Paugam, CEO of, the French Chamber of Commerce

8.30: Keynote speech by Hon. PS Jonathan Mueke, State Department for Livestock Development 


9.00: Roundtable #1


Addressing food security challenges through enhanced bilateral cooperation


  • Dr. Dominic Menjo, Food Security Advisor to the President of Kenya
  • Teddy Bukkhala, Investment Officer for East Africa Proparco
  • Michelle Kagari, Senior Director - Government Relations and Policy at Once Acre Fund
  • Bimal Kantaria, CEO at Elgon & Chairman, Asnet
  • John Sassel, Business Developer Sub-Saharan Africa, IMV technologies
  • Cyril Ferrand, Resilience Team Leader for Eastern Africa, FAO

Moderator: Jacqueline Khanali Njonjo, Africa Food Safety Program Lead, IFC


10.30: Roundtable #2

Developing the agri-food value chain in Kenya, opportunities and challenges

  • Nche Wadike, Chief Technology & Operations Officer at Victory Farms
  • Cyprian Kabbis, District Chief Executive Eastern Africa at Bureau Veritas
  • Sriram Bharatam, Founder & Chief Mentor at  Kuza
  • Nine Ayoub, Managing Director at Lesaffre Kenya

Moderator:Mourad Chouiqa, East Africa Director, BPI France

Capacity is limited. Kindly register before Monday 13th November at 12.00 pm noon.

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