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2nd Palm Oil AFRICA

17-19 Oct, 2013 - Libreville, GABON

Le Meridien Re-Ndama

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17 Oct, 2013 - Thursday
08:00

Registration & Coffee

08:50

Chairman’s Introduction

Keynote Ministerial Address

REVITALISATION DE L'AGRO - INDUSTRIE GABONAISE ET LE DÉVELOPPEMENT DESCULTURES
DE RENTE
Revitalising Gabon's Agro-Industry and Cash Crops Development with Emphasis onPalm Oil
His Excellency Julien Nkoghe Bekale
Minister of Agriculture Gabon

 

09:30

An update on OLAM’s Palm oil & Rubber Plantations Investment in Gabon

10:10

Discussion followed by Coffee Break

10:40

Challenges and Opportunities Developing Oil Palm & Rubber Plantations in Africa – A Major Investor’s Perspective

11:10

Outgrower’s / Smallholders Scheme – Learning from Cote D’Ivoire

11:40

Environmental Management System & Sustainability Practices in Socapalm in Cameroon

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12:10

A new approach to plantation establishment to lower costs and improve productivity

12:40

Discussion followed by Lunch

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14:00

Afternoon Session Chairman

14:05

Working with the Industry and RSPO for a Sustainable Palm Oil Industry in Africa

- WWF's role and what we can help deliver as stakeholders to develop African palm oil sector

WWF CARPO (Central Africa Regional Programme Office)
14:30

Financing Availability & Unlocking Africa's Palm Oil Potential

Ms. Rolake Akinkugbe, Head of Energy, Oil and Gas Research
Groupe Ecobank
15:00

Importance of Sustainable Palm Oil - Economic, environmental & social achievements in Thailand's oil palm industry.

15:40

Discussion followed by Afternoon Reception Sponsored by

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16:10

Developments in High Quality Palm Oil Planting Material – Reviewing NIFOR's role

Nigerian Institute For Oil Palm Research (NIFOR)
16:40

Ghana - Significant contribution of the Ghanaian farmer to the oil palm industry

- contributions of independent oil palm farmers, smallholder scheme farmers and outgrower scheme farmers

Center Piece Industries Ltd
17:10

Improving the productivity, profitability and sustainability of small scale oil palm farms

17:40

Discussion. End of Day 1

17:45

Networking Reception for all speakers and delegates

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18 Oct, 2013 - Friday
08:10

Water Resource Management and Drip Irrigation to Improve Yield – Case Studies in Africa

Nicolas Sepieter, Technical Manager, North & West Africa
Netafim
08:40

Developments in Management of Fusarium Vascular Wilt of the Oil Palm

Institute of Agricultural Research & Development (IRAD)
09:10

Palm Oil potential in West Africa - influence of climate, soil fertility and management practices

- Maintenance of soil fertility and restoration of depleted sandy soils on African smallholder farms
- Practice of nutrient recycling

International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)
09:40

Presentation of EcoSphere

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Ebanet Ebang Ghislain
Ecosphere Sarl
09:45

Discussion followed by Coffee

10:00

Chairman for Second Session

WWF CARPO (Central Africa Regional Programme Office)
10:10

Investing in Oil Palm Plantations Including Policies and Framework for Investors

i) Central Africa Republique

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ii) Republic of Congo

iii) Uganda

Oil palm Research and Production

12:00

Final Discussion. End of Conference

12:30

Closing Lunch

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