4th Cassava & Starch Africa,

22-23 May, 2019 - Accra, GHANA

Labadi Beach Hotel

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22 May, 2019 - Wednesday

08:00

Registration & Networking Refreshment

09:00

Chairman’s Introduction

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. L. O. Sanni, Programme Manager
C:AVA

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

The Flourishing Market: Success Stories & Lessons Learned of A Flour Manufacturer

  • Impact of the ban on importation of flour products in Nigeria
  • Market prospects, production capacity & expansion opportunities for High Quality Cassava Flour (HQCF)
  • Ensuring consistent raw material supply & quality control efforts

Anurag Shukla, Managing Director

Crown Flour Mill

11:40

Leveraging Smart Agriculture to Boost Cassava Supply

  • Importance of ensuring high quality cassava supply
  • Establishing innovative partnerships
  • Maximizing production in a climate-smart way
  • Socio economic impacts

12:10

Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

13:25

Chairman’s Introduction

13:30

The Cassava City: Driving Industrialization in Nigeria

  • Government incentives & collaborative efforts
  • Private sector investment opportunities
  • Key success factors
  • Future expectations & socioeconomic impacts

Oyisi Paul Okatahi, MD/CEO

Kogi State Agric Development Project

14:00

Converting Cassava into Bioethanol: Challenges & Opportunities

  • Impacts on local economy growth
  • Technical challenges & ways to overcome
  • Machinery & technology availability: Role of the private sector
  • Ensuring sustainable feedstock supply through innovative out-grower programs

Mr. Richard Bennett, CEO

Sunbird Bioenergy

14:30

Cassava Beer: Brewing Up Cassava as A Cash-Crop

  • Getting sustainable high quality cassava supply
  • Technological innovations in beer processing
  • Driving growth by prioritizing export opportunities

15:00

Discussion followed by Networking Refreshment

15:30

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

16:00

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

Alfred Dixon, Director of the Development and Delivery Office
IITA

16:30

Uncovering New Cassava Varieties for Better Yields & Quality

  • Impacts of poor varieties on cassava starch pricing
  • R&D for improved varieties that are resistant to CBSD & CMD
  • Upscaling technology for planting material production

17:00

End of Day 1

23 May, 2019 - Thursday

09:00

Chairman’s Introduction

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.

Mr. 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

Ms. Oluyemisi Iranloye, CEO

Psaltry International Company Limited

10:10

Developing Cassava & processing facilities In Tanzania

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 Adesanya Solaja, Managing Director

Crest Agro Products Limited

11:40

Potato Starch: Market Prospects, Key Challenges & Downstream Opportunities

12:10

Value Added Utilization of Cassava: Glucose & Fructose Syrups

  • Key trends and market potentials
  • Investments in processing technologies
  • Supply chain challenges & opportunities

12:40

Final Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

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