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3rd Cassava World Africa

10-11 Oct, 2017 - Lusaka, ZAMBIA

Radisson Blu Hotel Lusaka

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10 Oct, 2017 - Tuesday
08:00

Registration

09:00

Chairman’s Welcome & Introduction

Biofuels Association of Zambia
09:10

Commercialisation of Smallholder Cassava Production in Zambia: Opportunities and Challenges

Zambia National Cassava Association (ZANACA)
09:40

 

Keynote Address

Honourable Dora Siliya. MP

Minister

09:55

Cassava Plantation Investment & Value Added Project

  • Cassava demand/supply outlook 
  • Land concession & its complexities  
  • Update on downstream processing plant 
  • Breeding varieties & improving productivity  
  • Investment challenges & opportunities

Premiercon Starch Company Limited
10:25

Discussion followed by Coffee Break

10:50

Nigeria - Investment in Commercial Cassava Plantation & Downstream Projects

Cassava Road Holdings Ltd.
11:20

Cassava Bread Initiatives

  • Overcoming constraints: Inadequate equipment 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

11:50

Panel Discussion: Financing Cassava Projects & Downstream Investments

  • Financing solutions & conditions to lend
  • Risks and ROI: what are the expectation? 
  • Access to funds in current economic climate

Moderator:

Biofuels Association of Zambia

Panelists:

Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission

Patrick Mutenda, Head - Agribusiness
Barclays Bank Zambia Plc
12:20

Discussion followed by Lunch

13:45

Chairman’s Introduction

13:50

Uganda: Smart Incentives and Policies to Promote Cassava Investment

  • Land availability for cassava farming and new land models
  • Developing basic infrastructure from farm to processing facilities

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
14:20

Latest Updates on New Cassava Varieties

  • Increasing productivity & yields
  • Improved management practices and soil fertility for increased yields
  • The prospect of higher yield in changing climate

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
14:50

High Quality Cassava Seed Multiplication - Process-led Model

Context Global Development
15:20

Discussion followed by Coffee Break

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15:50

Processing Challenges & Market for Starch & Syrup in West Africa

Psaltry International Company Limited
16:20

Processing and Brewing Cassava Beer

  • Working with smallholder farms and managing the supply chain
  • Project implementation and concerns
  • A case study of launching a cassava beer from scratch

16:50

Panel Discussion: Towards Better Market Access

  • Developing marketing channels
  • Logistics and distribution challenges
  • Consumers acceptance towards cassava value added products

Moderator:

Panelists:

The Rockefeller Foundation

Cassava Road Holdings Ltd.

Premiercon Starch Company Limited
17:20

End of Day 1

17:30

Networking Reception for Speakers & Delegates

11 Oct, 2017 - Wednesday
09:00

Chairman’s Introduction

Zambia National Cassava Association (ZANACA)
09:05

Finding the right carbohydrate crop for Africa: corn versus cassava

  • Productivity: grains v. cassava
  • Costs: grains v. cassava
  • The flows of raw materials and starch
  • What determines the price of roots?
  • Conclusion: which is the most competitive crop for processing

09:35

Cassava Based Ethanol Projects

  • Demand & supply scenario, and opportunities in Africa 
  • Praj’s latest ethanol technology 
  • Encouraging investments into ethanol projects
  • Successful ethanol projects

10:05

Discussion followed by Coffee Break

10:35

Effective Utilization of Cassava for Production of Livestock Feed

Elias Abdelahad, Genral Manager at Thai Farm International
Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc
11:05

Plastic Bag Ban: Added Value for the Cassava Starch Industry

11:35

Mechanization Solutions in Advancing Cassava Farming

12:05

Final Discussion followed by Closing Lunch

13:30

End of Conference

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