4ème  CONFERENCE OUEST AFRICAINE DE L’AGRICULTURE ECOLOGIQUE ET BIOLOGIQUE

4TH WEST AFRICAN CONFERENCE OF ECOLOGICAL AND BIOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE

Institutionalization of Ecological and Organic Agriculture in West Africa  

OPPORTUNITY OF NICHE CREATION OF EMPLOYMENT AND INVESTMENT

DAY 1: Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Schedule ActivitiesSpeakers
08am:30–09am:00Morning
Arrival and registration of participants and Installation of officials
Steering committee
09am:00–10am:00Opening ceremony
• Welcome speech by the President of AOPP,
• Welcome speech by the Chairman of the AEB Steering Committee,
• Address by the WAfrONet Representative (Simplice Davo VODOUHE),
• Address by the AfrONet Representative (Jordan Gama),
• Address by the Representative of IFOAM
• ECOWAS EOA Représentative and African Union Commission (Janet Edeme)
• Address by the Representative of IFOAM
• Speech by the FAO Representative
• Address by the Minister of Agriculture of Mali
Moderator: Laurent Glin
10am-10am:30
Opening Cocktail + Family Photo
10am:30-13am:00Session 1 parallel
1-Institutionalization of ecological and biological agriculture in national and sub-regional policies;
AEB, ANASA, Danish Cooperation, Swedish Cooperation, GIZ, etc.
Parallel Session 2
2- Contribution of research in organic and ecological agriculture and food security and poverty reduction (platforms of innovations, experiences of disabled people)
Sasakawa Global 2000, UN Women, UNDP
Session 3 parallel
3-Biological and ecological adaptation to climate change, based on practices, know-how and scientific research;
CILS
Session 4 parallel
4- Access mechanisms and seed governance for organic and ecological agriculture: what are the biotechnological risks?
Session 5
5- Market research and development of value chains,
CMDT, Emile Noëlle (OHVN), AFD
Session 6
6- Mechanisms for the exchange of experience between members of national and sub-regional networks.
ICRAF
Goïta
FAO


OLUGBENGA
Fagaye Cissoko



Davo VODOUHE
IFOAM


Amadou Coulibaly


Nicolay Gian


Ibrahim Coulibaly
13am:00-14am:00Lunch break
14am00-18am :00Afternoon
Field trip
• the bio fertilizers production farm
• Transformers
• Agro-ecological production: off-soil and fish farming

Green Elephant
REMATRAC-BIO
Multifunctional Platform
19am :00Artistic presentation + Meals in common

DAY 2: Wednesday, December 06 2017

ScheduleActivitiesSpeakers
08am:30–09am:00
Morning
Presentation of the film
Moderator: Laurent Glin
09am:30–10am:00
Guided tour of exhibitions on organic agriculture in West Africa:
Products (marketable inputs or finished products)
Books
posters
innovations
Moderator: Laurent Glin
09am:30–10am:00
Coffee break
10am:30-13am:00


Discussion, synthesis and recommendations

workshops,
Organic cotton: production and strategic adaptation Discussion, synthesis and recommendations

Presentation of case studies (research, project experiences, etc.)
Discussion, synthesis and recommendations

Climate Change and Seed Adaptation in the context of Organic and Ecological Farming: What Access Mechanism? What are the constraints? Discussion, synthesis and recommendations

Organic and ecological agriculture the case of market gardening issues and challenges and constraints,
Organic processing and market research challenges and challenges and constraints,
Discussion, synthesis and recommendations

In parallel: Preparation of Discussion, synthesis and recommendations Declaration / recommendations of the Third West African Conference (work of the small group set up for this purpose)
Davo VODOUHE
Nicolay Gian

Fagaye Cissoko
OLUGBENGA

Amadou Coulibaly
Ibrahim Seck


Helvetas
Siaka Doumbia
Bernard JOUAN



Moderator: Laurent Glin
13am:00-14am:00
Lunch break
14am:00–15am:00
Afternoon
Statements of the 4th Conference
Reading of the declaration / recommendations of the
Fourth West African Conference
Moderator: Laurent Glin
15am:00-16am:00
Closing ceremonies
Speech of thanks of the participants of the authorities and the sponsors Closing speech (Minister or representative)
Moderator: Laurent Glin
16am:00-17am:30
Discussion of the agenda of the ECOWAS organic plan for West Africa.
Discussion on the host of the 5th conference.
The election of the Board of Directors of WAfrONet.
Moderator: Laurent Glin

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