Congress 2016 Proceedings

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Monday 29th February 2016

08:30 – 12:30 MEETING OF NATIONAL SEED ASSOCIATIONS (by invitation only – Chrystal ballroom)

Chairperson: Justin Rakotoarisaona, Secretary General of AFSTA

14:30 – 18:00 THE FIRST AFSTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING (Baringo Room)

Tuesday 1st March 2016

08:00 – 17:30 Registration and information desk open

08:00 – 17:30 Trading rooms (Baringo and Magadi) & Exhibition booths open

08:30 – 12:30 – SEED TREATMENT WORKSHOP (Chrystal Ballroom)

Moderator: Mr. Georg Goeres, Syngenta Crop Protection

  • Time: 08:30 – 08:45
  • Topic: Introduction to Seed care by Mr. Georg Goeres, Seed Care Director Europe, Africa & Middle East, Syngenta Crop Protection
  • Time: 09:30 – 10:00
  • Topic: Cruiser: New use to address storage pest by Dr. Peter Chinwada, University of Zimbabwe

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee/tea break

  • Time: 11:00 – 11:30
  • Topic: Application: Syngenta support to industries in East & South Africa by Mr Wayne van Rensburg

12:30 to 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 18:30 MEETING OF THE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS ON “VEGETABLES” AND “FIELD CROPS” (Chrystal Ballroom)

14:00 – 16:00 Consortium of Special Interest Group on Field Crops (SIGFC):

Expanding Access to Market and Investment in Seed Business of Field Crops in Africa

Chair: Mr. Worede Woldemariam, Chair SIGFC

Moderator: Ms. Grace Gitu, Technical Officer, AFSTA

  • Time: 14:05 – 14:20
  • Topic: Climate Change and Impact on Field Crops Production in Africa by Michael Obora, Ministry of Agriculture – SDA, Kenya

16:00 – 16:15 Coffee/Tea Break

16:15 – 18:30 Symposium of Special Interest Group (SIGV) on “Vegetables”

Theme: Vegetable Seed for Smallholder Farmers: Improving Access and Quality to an Untapped Market

Chair: Mr. Guy Blaise Satsa, Chair of the SIGV and Managing Director of SEMAGRI Cameroon

Moderator: Mr. Thomas Dubois, Regional Director Eastern and Southern Africa, AVRDC

  • Time: 16:15 – 16:25
  • Topic: Overview of symposium and introduction of panelists by Guy Blaise Satsa, Chairman of the SIGV

19:00 – 21:00 RECEPTION COCKTAIL (Sponsored by Syngenta Seed Care – at Laico Regency Hotel)

Wednesday 2nd March 2016

08:00 – 17:30 Registration and information desk open

08:00 – 17:30 Trading rooms (Baringo and Magadi Room) & Exhibition booths (Ground Floor) open

09:00 – 11:00 OPENING CEREMONY (Chrystal Ballroom)

  • Welcome Speech and Overview of the seed sector of Kenya by the Chairman of the Seed Trade Association of Kenya (STAK);
  • Presentation of the activities of AFSTA for 2015 by Mr. Justin J. Rakotoarisaona, Secretary General of AFSTA;
  • Opening speech of the Guest of honor, Mr. Willy Bett, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture Livestock & Fisheries;
  • Invitation to the host for the AFSTA congress 2017, Mr. Modou Thiam, Chairman of the Senegalese Seed Association (UNIS), Senegal.
  • Projection of promotional video on the AFSTA congress 2017

11:00 – 13:00 Booth viewing

11:00 – 13:00 Coffee/Tea/ break (Sponsored by Freshco Kenya Ltd)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (Sponsored by Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service – KEPHIS)

14:00 – 17:30 PLENARY SESSIONS (Chrystal Ballroom)

Session 1:
  • Time: 14:00 – 15:00
  • Topic: Implementation of Intellectual Property Rights in Africa by Mr. François Burgaud, AFSTA Board member, France
  • Moderator: Mr. Richard Olafare, AFSTA Board member from Nigeria
Session 2:
  • Time: 15:00 – 16:00

16:00-16:30 Coffee/Tea Break (Sponsored by Dryland Seed Ltd – DSL)

Session 3:

  • Time: 16:30 – 18:30
  • Moderator: Mr. Justin Rakotoarisaona, Secretary General of AFSTA

19:30 – 23:00 GALA DINNER (Carnivore Restaurant at the Simba Salon)

  • Dress code: Formal or Traditional
  • Seating arrangement: Free sitting
  • Handover of the AFSTA flag to the host of AFSTA congress 2017

Thursday 3rd March 2016

08:00 – 17:30 Registration and information desk open
08:00 – 17:30 Trading rooms (Baringo and Magadi Room) & Exhibition booths (Ground Floor) open

Session 1:

  • Time: 09:00 – 10:00
  • Topic: Highlights on the activities of the special interest groups (SIGs) on “Vegetables” and “Field crops”
  • Speakers: Mr. Worede Woldemariam, Chairman of the SIG on “Field Crops” and Mr. Guy Blaise Satsa, Chairman of the SIG on “Vegetable”
  • Moderator: Mrs. Grace Gitu, AFSTA Technical Officer

9:00 – 15:30 PLENARY SESSIONS (Chrystal Ballroom)

Session 2:

  • Time: 10:00 – 11:30
  • Moderator: Mr. Amadou Djigo, AFSTA Board member from Senegal

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee/Tea Break (Sponsored by GNASS Ltd)

Session 3:

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

Session 4:
· Time: 14:00 – 15:00
  • Moderator: Richard Olafare, AFSTA Board Member, Nigeria

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Anarse BR March 17, 2016 at 10:27 AM

AFSTA is good platform to small seed players in various part of world and will help to improve seed chain in African countries.

thanks with regards
Anarse BR
Ajeet seeds Pvt Ltd

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Anas Elzein Abdel Gadir Mohammed March 17, 2016 at 12:17 PM

The arrangement of the congress is very good and make me get big benefit from meeting many companies an many imported person from many countries
So I thank a lot the AFSTA Secret aria for this chance, I hope that AFSTA go forward always.
best regard
yours,
Anas

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