Programme Regional forum on cassava in central Africa

6-9 December 2016 Yaoundé, Cameroon

  • Central Africa

Tuesday 6 December 2016

8.00-9.00
Participant registration

9.00-09.30
Launch of the Forum
Presentation of the programme for the week and the objectives(CTA/PROPAC)
Showing of a film on the subject of cassava (Agribusiness TV)

09.30-11.00
Official opening

  • Welcome speech by the Government Delegate to the Urban Community of Yaoundé
  • PROPAC
  • IITA Representative
  • CEMAC and/or CEEAC, Director of Agriculture
  • PDDAA-NEPAD Representative
  • EU Representative
  • UNIDO Representative
  • UNWOMEN Representative
  • FAO Representative
  • IFAD Representative
  • Minister, Advisor to the President of the Central African Republic
  • CTA Director
  • Minister of Agriculture, Cameroon

11.00-11.30

  • Group photo
  • Coffee break

11.30-12.00
Visit to the display stands

12.00-13.00
Press conference

13.00-14.00
Official cocktails
Lunch

14.00-18.00
Field visits

  • IITA/IRAD
  • ‘SOCOOPMATPA’ Cooperative
  • SME ‘GARILAND’

Wednesday 7 December 2016

08.00-08.30
Media briefing

08.30-09.30
Lessons to be learned from the field visits
Group presentations (10 mins max per group x 3 or 4 groups) followed by clarifying questions

09.30-10.00
Coffee break

10.00-12.00
Introductory Panel 1 – TV show "Cassava in Central Africa: challenges and opportunities for small producers"

  • Dr Ben Bennett, NRI Director, UK
  • Ms Elisabeth Atangana, PROPAC President 
  • Nestlé (to be confirmed)
  • Dr Thomas Ngue Bissa, National Coordonnator  PIDMA (MINADER/Banque mondiale), Cameroon

Introductory Panel 2 – TV show "Cassava in Central Africa: challenges and opportunities for small producers"Dr Rachid Hanna, Directeur IITA Cameroun

  • Dr Rachid Hanna, Director IITA Cameroon
  • Dr Kodwo Ahlijah, Ghana Cassava Industry Association
  • Mr Michael Hailu, CTA Director, the Netherlands
  • S.E Mme Koyara, Special Advisor RCA Presidency

12.00-13.00
Introduction to B2B sessions
Mr Tumenta Kennedy, Cabinet AfricanBiB

13.00-14.00
Lunch

14.00-17.00
Basic training Introduction to concepts and tools
(In parallel sessions)

Course 1 - Agricultural interprofessional organisations: theory and practice

  • Jean-Luc Poirier, UPA-DI 

Course 2 –Value chain finance and risk management

  • Lamon Rutten, CTA

Course 3 – Marketing and Inclusive Business Models

  • Moussa Djagoudi, FAO

17.00-18.00
Business-to-Business Activities
Mr Tumenta Kennedy, Cabinet AfricanBiB

 

Thursday 8 December 2016

08.00-08.30
Media briefing

08.30-10.30
Mini-conferences (in parallel sessions)

Conference 1 -  Multi-actor platforms and agricultural interprofessional organisations: cassava in Central Africa

Modération: Vincent Fautrel, CTA

  • Guillaume Fongang Fouepe, Dschang University, Cameroon
  • Representative of the cassava regional platform, Cameroon
  • PROPAC
  • PRASAC

Conference 2 – How to address the challenge of nutritional security in Central Africa: the case of cassava in a diversified diet

Modération: Judith Francis, CTA

  • Dr Florence Fonteh, Dschang University, Cameroun
  • Dr Marie-Claire Yandju, University of Kinshasa
  • IITA/Harvest Plus
  • Alain EBA, Nestlé
  • Minsili Hélène Epse Ondobo (Maman Douala) Coopérative ‘SOCOOPMATPA’
  • Stany Vwima, Université de Bukavu
  • Georges Okala, MINSANTE, point focal réseau SUN

10.30-11.00
Coffee break

11.00-13.00
Mini-conferences (in parallel sessions)

Conference 3 -  Role of ICTs in the Central African Cassava value chain: challenges and opportunities
Discussions of initial findings of the study on ICT and Roots and Tubers in Central Africa by CTA and IITA

Modération: Ken Lohento, CTA

  • IITA
  • PROPAC

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Conference 7 - « Chefs pour le Développement » Initiative : What declination for Central Africa ?

Modération : Marie Joseph Medzeme Engama, PROPAC

  • Emile Engoulou, Restaurant Le Club Municipal
  • Hélène Minsili, SOCOOPMATPA
  • Pierre Mourez, Hôtel Hilton
  • Martin Paul Mvondo, MINADER
  • Joseph Ebogo, Hôtel la Falaise
  • Antoine Schneider, Hôtel Djeuga Palace
  • Patrice Tomo, Hôtel Merina
  • Mbena Koa, Hôtel Mont Fébé

13.00-14.00
Lunch

14.00-17.00
Basic training Introduction to concepts and tools (In parallel sessions)

Course 1 -  Agricultural interprofessional organisations: theory and practice

  • Jean-Luc Poirier, UPA-DI

Course 2 – Value chain finance and risk management

  • Lamon Rutten, CTA

Course 3 – Marketing and Inclusive Business Models

  • Moussa Djagoudi, FAO

17.00-19.00
Follow-up to Business-to-Business Activities (reserved for private operators)
Mr Tumenta Kennedy, Cabinet AfricanBiB

 

Friday 9 December 2016

08.00-08.30
Media briefing

08.30-10.30
Mini-conferences (in parallel sessions)

Conference 5 -  Varietal identification, identification and management of cassava pests and diseases

Modération: Dr Hanna Rachid, IITA-Cameroon

  • Dr Mahungu, IITA-RDC
  • Dr Apollin Fotso Kuate, IITA-Cameroon
  • Dr Ngome Francis, IRAD

Conference 6 – Role of public policies and links with agribusiness

Moderation: Vincent Fautrel, CTA

  • Dr Kodwo Ahlijah, Ghana Cassava Industry Association
  • Mrs Oluyemisi Iranloye, CEO, Psaltry International, Nigeria
  • Mme Bebande Caroline, MINADER/MINMIDT
  • S.E Mme Koyara, Special Advisor RCA Presidency
  • Teofilo Chilenge, DMM Lda, Mozambique
  • Alain EBA, Nestlé
  • Heineken (à confirmer)

10.30-11.00
Coffee break

11.00-13.00
Mini-conferences (in parallel sessions)

Conference 7 – Integration of youth and women in the cassava value chain: best practicesModération: Elisabeth Atangana, PROPAC

Moderation: Elisabeth Atangana, PROPAC

Conference 8 – Semi-industrial processing of cassava: example of DADTCO Business Model

  • Peter Bolt, CEO DADTCO, Netherlands

13.00-14.00
Lunch

14.00-15.30
In parallel sessions

Regional strategy for the capitalisation of experience and knowledge management

  • Krishan Bheenick, CTA

14.00-15.30
Final Business-to-Business sessions

  • Mr Tumenta Kennedy, Cabinet AfricanBiB

15.30-16.00
Coffee break

16.00-17.00
Roadmap and final statement of recommendations and conclusions of the Cassava forum

  • PROPAC
  • CTA

17.00-17.30
Official closing