Principal Scientist and Country Representative of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Dr Rachid Hanna is Principal Scientist and Country Representative of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Cameroon. He is also co-executive director of the Congo Basin Institute (CBI), a joint initiative between IITA and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). CBI is based on the campus of IITA in Nkolbisson.
Presentation: Cassava pests and disease
DADTCO country Supply Chain Manager
Teofilo Tirson de Samussone Chilenge is the country Supply Chain Manager for the Dutch Agricultural Development & Trading Company (DADTCO).
Associate professor and Head of the Department of Animal production, Faculty of Agriculture and Agronomic Sciences of the University of Dschang
Florence Anyangwe Fonteh is a food scientist and currently an Associate professor and Head of the Department of Animal production, Faculty of Agriculture and Agronomic Sciences of the University of Dschang. She is the coordinator of the Center for Distance Education of the same University as well as the coordinator of the professional master's program in standards and quality control of agro-pastoral and forest products of the Faculty of Agronomy.
Presentation: Cameroon agriculture-nutrition nexus: actors and key intervention areas
Programme Coordinator ICT, Policies, Markets & ICT Programme, CTA
Ken Lohento is involved in ICT for agriculture and youth projects at CTA. He holds a Masters in Information Sciences, with a focus on ICT policies and uses.
Vincent Fautrel, Senior programme coordinator on value chains, CTA
Vincent Fautrel is Senior Programme Coordinator on Agricultural Value Chain Development. Trained as a Development Economist (Master degree in International Economics at Sorbonne University and Post Graduate diploma in Development Economics at Paris X Nanterre), Vincent has worked in the field of development since 1995.
Manager of the Policies, Markets and ICT Programme of CTA
Lamon Rutten is the current manager of the Policies, Markets and ICTs programme of CTA. He has thirty years of experience in the commodity and financial sectors.
Director, Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)
Michael Hailu, an Ethiopian national, is the Director of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) based in the Netherlands. CTA is a joint institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the European Union working under the Cotonou Partnership Agreement.
Min. of State in Charge of Agriculture and Rural Development
Marie-Noëlle Koyara became the first female defense minister in Central African Republic since it declared its independence in 1960. She previously held a number of ministerial posts and served as the representative of the Central African Republic in the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Chair of the Regional Platform of African Peasant Organizations (PROPAC)
Elisabeth Atangana is passionate about the need for effective associations to give a voice to producers and the importance of acknowledging women’s contribution to agriculture. She has been instrumental in shaping the farmers’ movement in her native Cameroon, as well as at regional and continental levels. A former head of the Pan African Farmers’ Organization (PAFO), she is currently President of the Regional Platform of Farmers’ and Producers’ Organizations of Central Africa (PROPAC), as well as Special Ambassador for Cooperatives at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Presentation (in French): Insertion socio-professionnelle des jeunes dans le secteur agrosylvopastoral: Cas du Centre de Formation Professionnelle des Entrepreneurs et Exploitants Agricoles et Ruraux de la CHASAADD
Consultant, teacher and researcher of rural economics
After his doctoral studies at the University of Liège / Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Vwima N. Stany became a teacher and researcher of rural economics in various faculties of economics and agronomy of several universities of the Great Lakes region (DRC, Rwanda, Burundi) and consultant in several national and international organizations.
Stany Vwima Ngezirabona is a Congolese national and was born in Kiliba in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 25/04/1974.
Presentation (in French): Chaine de valeur de manioc et sécurité alimentaire en Afrique centrale
Md/CEO at Psaltry international ltd
Oluyemisi Iranloye joined the employment of EKHA AGRO Farms Limited in 2002 as Senior Project Manager.
Visiting Scientist at IITA-Cameroon
Apollin Fotso Kuate is a Visiting Scientist at IITA-Cameroon.He holds an MSc in Applied Zoology from the University of Yaoundé I and a PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Basel through the Research Fellow Partnership Program (RFPP). He is experienced in insect ecology with emphasis on ants and their interactions plants and other insects in the ecosystem.
Presentation (in French): Identification des différentes variétés de manioc
Managing Director at DADTCO
Peter Bolt is a innovator with a long-term vision on how to revolutionize Africa's agricultural landscape. Profound knowledge of agricultural processing systems, specialized in cassava and rice processing and agriculture.
Presentation (in French): DADTCO: Créer la révolution verte du Manioc
Chairman & CEO of the Ghana Industrial Cassava Stakeholders Platform
Kodwo Ahlijah, is a Chartered Accountant by profession and was admitted to the membership of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) of UK in 1981. He has over 40 years' working experience.
Presentation: Public policy support for commercialisation of cassava industry in Central Africa
Head, Food and Markets Department at Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich
Professor Ben Bennett is Deputy Director of the Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK, and Deputy Faculty Director of Research and Enterprise. He holds the Chair in International Trade and Marketing Economics at the University of Greenwich.
Consultant for the Union of Agricultural Producers - International Development (UPA-DI).
With more than 25 years of experience in community governance, Jean-Luc Poirier has worked for more than 20 years with farmers' organizations in the field of training and communications / networking and marketing.
Presentation (in French): Interprofessions agricoles : théorie et pratique
Agribusiness Officer and Regional project Coordinator at FAO Regional Office for Africa
Moussa Djagoudi has worked in FAO for more than 10 years in the field of formulation, implementation and monitoring of projects and programs for the development of value chains and food security. Currently based in Ghana, Djagoudi has worked in Benin, Senegal and Niger, where he received a certificate of recognition for his work in implementating food security projects.
Presentations (in French):
Filières inclusives : concept et définitions
Filières inclusives : approche et méthodologie
Filières inclusives : Moteur des filières inclusives
Filières inclusives : Analyser les modèles d'affaire
Filières inclusives : Bâtir à partir des entreprises, le rôle des acheteurs
Modèles d'affaires inclusifs : les domaines de priorités communes