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3rd Cassava World Africa

10-11 Oct, 2017 - Lusaka, ZAMBIA

Radisson Blu Hotel Lusaka

Confirmed speakers and topics as of 31 May 2017

Transforming the African economy through maximising cassava usage
- Incentives, measures and requirements to promote industrialisation of cassava value added chain
- Investments into local value-added products

Mr. Mamadou Biteye
Managing Director, Africa Regional Office
The Rockefeller Foundation



Access to finance cassava plantations – challenges  & options
- Managing potential risks 
- Financial support to promote industrialisation of cassava derivatives

Mr. Likando Mukumbuta
Director General 
Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission



Investments into centralised cassava processing plant 
- Managing efficiency
- Reducing cassava spoilage, and prolonging its shelf life

Ms. Oluyemisi Iranloye
Chief Executive Officer 
Psaltry International Company Limited



Cassava bread initiatives in Nigeria 
- Overcoming constraints: Inadequate equipments for flour production, substandard cassava flour 
- The waiting game: Legislations to pass for proper implementation
- Improving the processing structure 
- Impact of cassava flour inclusion in bread formulations

Mr. Paul Miyonmide Gbededo
Group Managing Director
Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc



Latest updates on new cassava varieties
- Increasing productivity & yields
- Developing virus resistant cassava varieties for better harvests
- Critical elements and time required to release a new cassava variety

Dr. Nhamo Nhamo
Cassava Agronomist (Field Fellow)
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)



Improving Weed Management Practices in Cassava Plantations

Dr. Mohamed Elsherif
Agronomic Product Development Manager & Technical Advisor Africa & Middle East
Bayer AG



Corn, an alternative crop & its impact on cassava markets

Mr. Simon Bentley
Managing Director



Panel Discussion: Investments into Cassava Plantations

- Tackling agricultural land issues, and Governments’ incentives for cassava farming in key countries
Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda)

- Land availability for agriculture investments, and areas suitable for cassava farming

- Key challenges & progress on commercialisation of cassava plantation


Mr. Chuka Mordi

Managing Director

Union Dicon Salt Plc


Miss Daisy Eresu
Agricultural Officer
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)


Zambian Breweries Perspective: Local sourcing, processes, potentials and concerns of cassava

- Working with smallholder farms and managing the supply chain

- Project implementation and concerns


Mr. Chris Nicolle

Agriculture Manager

Zambian Breweries

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