4th Cassava and Starch Africa,

22-23 May, 2019 - Accra, GHANA

Labadi Beach Hotel

  • Industry Partner
    b.link/GaftaNairobi19
  • Corporate Sponsor
    Sicca Dania
  • Exhibitor
    Sicca Dania
  • Promotion Partner
    www.food1.com
  • Promotion Partner
    www.farmingportal.co.za
  • Promotion Partner
    www.FoodNewsInternational.com
  • Promotion Partner
    www.minimeinsights.com
  • Promotion Partner
    www.starchpros.com
  • Promotion Partner
    www.beverageandfoodworld.com
  • Promotion Partner
    www.openagriculture.com/
  • Promotion Partner
    www.commodafrica.com
  • Promotion Partner
    www.thebusinessexecutive.net
  • Promotion Partner
    www.ethanolindia.net
  • Promotion Partner
    www.farmersreviewafrica.com
  • Promotion Partner
    www.agricinghana.com

22 May, 2019 - Wednesday

08:00

Registration & Networking Refreshment

09:00

Chairman’s Introduction

Oyetunde Solaja, Managing Director

Crest Agro Products Limited

09:10

Anchoring Growth: Unleashing the Wonders of African Cassava

  • Role of cassava in diversifying the local economy
  • Government & private institutions’ initiatives 
  • Improving transport infrastructure to reduce logistics costs
  • Tapping into business opportunities across the entire cassava value chain

Prof. Lateef Sanni, Country Manager, C:AVA Nigeria

Cassava:Adding Value for Africa

09:40

Sourcing Challenges & Expectations: An End-User’s Perspective

  • Easy access to local supply through strong partnerships with farmers, plantation owners & intermediary firms
  • Ensuring vendor’s capacity to meet up with global best standards
  • Strategic material sourcing plans

Fatih Ermis, Head of Agricultural Services

Nestle Central & West Africa Limited

10:10

Discussion followed by Coffee

10:40

Project Spotlight: Cassava Starch Processing Plant in Ghana

  • Key success determinants 
  • Technology & equipment investments for improving production
  • Tapping into new market opportunities

Olivier Nanan Kablan, President & CEO

GMC Universal Ghana Limited

11:10

One-In-All-Out: Maximising Crop/Cassava Value through Cutting-Edge Technologies

 

Herman Holthuis, Sales Manager - Starch Branch

NivobaHovex (SiccaDania Company)

11:40

Building Innovative Financing Models for Smallholder Farmers

12:10

PANEL DISCUSSION

Financing Agricultural Value Chains in Africa: Focusing on Cassava

Moderator:

Oyetunde Solaja, Managing Director

Crest Agro Products Limited

Panellists:

Jacquelyne Yawa, Head, Agribusiness

Guinness Nigeria PLC

Lawrence Agyinsam, CEO

Ghana Export Import Bank EXIM (GEXIM)

Edna Baffoe-Bonnie, Head, Agriculture & Agribusiness Unit, Sr. Economy Officer, Economy Strategy & Research Div.

Ministry of Finance, Ghana

12:40

Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

13:55

Chairman’s Introduction

Olivier Nanan Kablan, President & CEO

GMC Universal Ghana Limited

13:56

The Cassava City: Driving Industrialization in Nigeria

  • Government incentives & collaborative efforts
  • Private sector investment opportunities
  • Key success factors
  • Future expectations & socioeconomic impacts
(Speaker apologized for absence due to unfortunate circumstances. However, paper is available for download.)
 
 

George Bello, Managing Director

Kogi State Agric Development Project

14:00

Innovative Ways to Boost Cassava Supply for Large-scale HQCF Processing

14:30

Scaling-Up Cassava Agro-Processing for Food Security, Income & Livelihood for Smallholder Farmers in Ghana

 

Forster Boateng, Country Manager, Ghana

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa - AGRA

15:00

Discussion followed by Networking Refreshment

15:30

Value Added Utilization of Cassava: Beer & Glucose Syrups

  • Key trends & market potentials
  • Supply chain & challenges & opportunities
  • Expectations from the suppliers

Stephen Ghansah, Agribusiness Development Lead

Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd. (Diageo)

16:00

Milling Money from Cassava through Farm Mechanization & Post-Harvest Management

 

Dr. Thierno Diallo, Post Harvest Engineer

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Headquarters

16:30

Discussion followed by End of Day 1

16:45

Networking Reception for all speakers & delegates

23 May, 2019 - Thursday

09:00

Chairman’s Introduction

Forster Boateng, Country Manager, Ghana

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa - AGRA

09:10

Starch Market Opportunities & Growth Prospects: Africa’s Context

  • Emerging starch applications
  • Supply vs demand for plant based starch
  • Technology innovations for R&D and processing
  • Sourcing & processing of raw materials; cassava, corn, maize, wheat, etc.

Cyril Ugwu, Country Coordinator Nigeria

The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)

09:40

Sustainable Supply: Enhancing Cassava Productivity for Industrial Purposes

  • Closing the gap between supply and consumption
  • Establishing successful public private partnerships and develop effective out-grower schemes
  • Reviewing the existing policies to help boost cassava processing markets

Oluyemisi Iranloye, CEO

Psaltry International Company Limited

10:40

Discussion followed by Coffee

11:10

Unlocking Potential of New Cassava Derivatives

  • Market prospects for cassava starch  
  • Identifying innovative cassava derivatives
  • Tapping into export opportunities

Oyetunde Solaja, Managing Director

Crest Agro Products Limited

11:40

Delivering Value of Cassava Co Products through Ethanol Processing: Case Study in Ghana

12:10

Waste to Wealth: Transforming Cassava Peels into Valuable Animal Feed

  • Market prospects & export opportunities
  • Processing innovations to ensure high quality livestock feed
  • Technology implementation challenges & benefits

Louise Abayomi, Senior Research Fellow (Postharvest and Marketing Systems)

Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK

12:40

Final Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

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