Programme Regional conference on grain trade in West Africa

29 November 2016 - 01 December 2016, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

  • West Africa

Please note that the programme may be subject to changes.

Day 1 (Tuesday 29 November 2016)

07.30-09.00
Registration

09.00-09.45
Official Opening of the Conference

  • President ROPPA
  • President ROAC
  • President AFRACA
  • Director CTA
  • UEMOA et CEDEAO
  • Minister of Agriculture, Burkina Faso

09.45-10.15
Group photo and coffee break

10.15-11.00
Presentation of the process steps of the Regional Agricultural Policy.
CEDEAO

11.00-12.00
Thematic presentation 1: Changes in the West African grains market: Changes in consumption and market trends
CSAO

12.00-13.00
Thematic presentation 2: The challenges of developing cross-border grain value chains:

  • grain standards in regional trade; the post-harvest losses issue (aflatoxin, etc.),
  • access to funding for production, processing and marketing

ROAC and AFRACA

13.00-14.00
Lunch

14.00-15.00
Thematic presentation 3: Structuring and regulation of the grain market: Regional Commodity Exchange for Grain Trade
ROPPA

15.00-18.00
Ad’hoc session “Plug and Play”,  presented by CTA, introducing the topic on the potential of ICTs to support innovation in regional grain trade sectors
CTA

16.15-16.30 
Coffee break

 

Day 2 (Wednesday 30 November 2016)

08.30-09.00
3 experiences to share: processing, trading, financing
CTA

09.00-10.00
The issue of aflatoxin and the impact on grain trade in the West Africa region
UEMOA

10.00-10.15
Coffee break

10.20-17.00
4 Working groups: Context, challenges, recommendations

The grain production systems and processing: inputs, mechanisation, modernisation, storage, post-harvest losses
ROPPA

Marketing: Market information systems, storage infrastructures, cross-border circulation of products, agriculture/grains ICT
ROAC

Funding producers, processors, traders and risk-insurance systems: banks, microfinance, insurance against climate risk, market risk, bank guarantee
AFRACA

Developing a regional grain Commodity exchange multi-year roadmap, its promotion tools, supporting partnership, its funding
ECOWAS

17.00-18.00
Presentation of working group reports
CTA

 

Day 3 (Thursday 1 December 2016)

08.30-09.00
3 experiences to share: processing, trading, financing
USAID/TH

09.00-12.00
Working Groups: programme planning

Roadmap (3 years) - Study, demonstration projects, advocacy, training
AFRACA

Roadmap (3 years) - Study, demonstration projects, advocacy, training
ROPPA

Roadmap (3 years) - Study, demonstration projects, advocacy, training
ROAC

Roadmap for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the conference's recommendations Draft Final Communiqué of the Conference by the Task Group
CTA

10.45-11.00
Coffee break

12.00-13.00
Working Groups

  • Presentation of the roadmap for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Conference's recommendations
  • Presentation draft Final Communiqué of the Conference by the Task Group
    AGRA

13.00-15.00
Lunch

15.00-16.00
Closing Ceremony

  • Presentation of the Final Communiqué
  • Address by the organisers (ROPPA, ROAC, AFRACA)
  • Address by the director of CTA
  • Address by UEMOA and ECOWAS
  • Closing speech, Minister of Commerce, Burkina Faso

16.00-17.00
Press conference
CTA