This post was originally published at PAEPARD and has been republished with permission.

3-4 October 2017. Global actors in poultry industry are meeting in Kigali to discuss on the industry development on the African continent. Themed “Poultry Africa 2017,” the 2-day event has brought together over 1000 key players in poultry industry mainly from Europe, North -America, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, to discuss the development of the poultry industry in Africa.

‘Poultry Africa 2017’ comprises of leadership conference focusing on animal health issues and trade opportunities for Africa; Expo showcasing 70 international companies throughout the poultry production supply chain; and technical seminars offering solutions to everyday challenges on the poultry farmers.

In Africa, due to a fast growing middle class, a rapid urbanization is driving change. The
consumption patterns are changing from a vegetable-, to a protein-rich diet. This large-scaled shift urgently requires developments in professional farming and availability of up to date technologies and innovations.

Extract of the programme:

  • Specific challenges for broiler breeders under tropical conditions, Prof Onagbesan Okanlawon, Nigeria
  • Chick quality as a result of the incubation process and interfering variables, Prof KokouTona,

    Togo

  • Adoption of Value chain approach in poultry industry in Africa, marketing opportunities with the neighbouring countries, T. Kaudia, Kenya
  • Analysis of value chain of poultry products in Africa, Prof A. Missohou, Senegal
  • Time for Africa. Capturing the African investment opportunities from an international perspective, Nan-Dirk Mulder, Rabobank
  • Potential of trade in between Africa and China, Ma Chuang, China

  • Regionalization of the poultry value chain in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, Adriaan Vernooij, Wageningen University & Mackanzie Makasi, Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC), FBKP
  • The ups and downs of growing Soya in Rwanda, Jean Paul Ndagijimana, Country director, Clinton Foundation
  • Regionalization of the poultry value chain in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, Mr. MUSABYIMANA Jean Baptiste, Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD)
  • Poultry in Africa: Management in start-up mode for an expected profitability, Jean Baptiste Musabyimana, Abusol Ltd
  • African key factor succes in poultry breeding to make the farms sustainable with quality products for their markets

See also technical seminars day 

  • Mycotoxins: issues and solutions for African Poultry production Radek Nigrin, Regional Director Africa & Middle East, EW Nutrition GmbH
  • The influence of mycotoxins on animal production and how to anticipate Stefan Van Meirhaeghe, Technical Sales Manager Impextraco

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