5th Africa Oil Palm & Rubber Summit

25-26 Apr, 2018 - Accra, GHANA

Confirmed speakers and topics as of 10 January 2018

Themes:

"Moving Forward with Sustainable Oil Palm in Africa & Improving Smallholder’s Productivity”

"Continued Resilience of Natural Rubber in the face of Challenges"

 

1.

Are We Heading Towards Higher Palm Oil and Rubber Prices?

- Palm oil planting has slowed down rapidly in SE Asia. How large is this effect and when will it be felt in the market place?

- If palm oil output slows, can other oils bridge the supply gap?

- What effect will this have on palm oil prices, and when?

- As oil palm and rubber compete for land, will rubber prices follow palm oil?  

Mr. David Jackson, Director of Oils Research

LMC International

 

2.

Sustainability in Natural Rubber Supply Chain : Between Standards, Commitments and Assessments - Expectations of a Rubber Grower

Mr. Pierre Bois d'Enghien, Sustainability Department

Socfin

 

3.

Responsible and Sustainable Development of Palm Oil & Rubber Sectors in Central Africa

- Context, Objectives and Action Plan of the Regional Strategy

- Approved strategies by Ministers of the 11 ECCAS country’s members

Dr. Tabuna Honoré, Coordinator, Biodiversity and Environmental Economics

Communauté Economique Des Etats De L'Afrique Centrale (CEEAC) / ECCAS

 

4.

Potentials of the Oil Palm Industry in Contributing in the Bank's Feed Africa Strategy

- Investment opportunities in the sub-sectors

Mr. Léandre Gbeli, Principal Agricultural Economist

African Development Bank Group

 

5.

Managing Rubber Plantations during Current Low Rubber Prices

- Effective measures adopted to improve quality of rubber produced by smallholders in Ivory Coast

Mr. Yao Doue, Head of Plantations

Tropical Rubber Cote d’Ivoire

 

6.

Integration of African Industry with the Global Industry

Olam

 

7.

New Technologies Migrating Traditional to Precision Agriculture

- Uses of drones & Artificial Intelligence (AI) – a key technology for future of agriculture

- Improving efficiency and productivity

- Detecting soil diseases

- Making agriculture more accessible

Mr. Joseph-Olivier Biley, CEO

WeFly Agri

 

8.

Kobe Marine’s Biomass Fuels Generation Plans for Ghana

- Oil Palm Biomass (PKS, EFB, Palm Pellets & etc) for Biomass Fuels

- Benefits of One District, One Factory Program

- Improvements of CPO manufacturing process (Quality improvements, hygiene control, work environment improvement)

- Optimisation of CPO manufacturing process (Plant efficiency and self-production & consumption improvements)

Prof. Kiyozo Okada, Professor

Kobe Marine Corporation

 

9.

Managing Major Diseases of the Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.)

Dr. Godswill Ntsomboh Ntsefong, Head of Laboratory, Chief of Improved Oil Palm Seed Production Unit

IRAD

 

10.

Developing Sustainable-Certified Palm Oil Products for Exports

Mr. Ransford Sasu Nyarko, Country Manager

Control Union Certifications Ghana

 

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