Wednesday, October 3, 2018

High-Level Ministerial (HLM) Conference on Rice Development in Sub-Saharan Africa and Senegal Rice Day Exhibition, 25 September 2018, Dakar, Senegal



‘The High-Level Ministerial (HLM) Conference on Rice: Delivering on Commitments to Transform Africa's Rice Industry Conference’ was held on 25 September within the context of the Senegal Rice Day. The HLM Conference consisted of panel discussions on issues related to the improvement of the rice value chain to accelerate rice self-sufficiency in Africa. The HLM Conference was co-organized by the Government of Senegal, African Union Commission (AUC), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Regional Office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research (ISRA), and AfricaRice.

Opening Ceremony of the High Level Ministerial Conference on Rice Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Welcome Remarks 

Harold Roy-Macauley, AfricaRice Director General https://bit.ly/2Qswkdz

Statement from the African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

Serge Marie Z. N’Guessan, African Development Bank Deputy Director-General, West Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office https://bit.ly/2xVEKDo

Statement from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Abebe Haile-Gabriel, FAO Regional Program Leader for Africa https://bit.ly/2RkW1Ot

Opening Speech

 Hon. Papa Abdoulaye Seck, Ministre de l’Agriculture et de l’Equipement rural du Sénégal
https://bit.ly/2DSYxcb

Session I and Panel Discussion

Rice Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa (2008-2018)

Harold Roy-Macauley, AfricaRice Director General https://bit.ly/2P7hqJu  

Panel discussion on the rice sector in sub-Saharan Africa
(Agriculture Ministers from Chad, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Uganda)

Hon. Lydie Beassemda, Ministre de la Production, de l'Irrigation et des Equipements agricoles,  République du Tchad https://bit.ly/2y9i5CL

Hon. Joseph J. Ndanema, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Sierra Leone  
https://bit.ly/2OxRMR7

Hon. Nango Dembélé, Ministre de l'Agriculture du Mali https://bit.ly/2xV2XKb

Hon. Mblibulha Kibazanga Taban Christopher, Minister of State for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Republic of Uganda https://bit.ly/2IAAahY

Hon. Papa Abdoulaye SECK, Ministre de l’Agriculture et de l’Equipement rural du Sénégal
https://bit.ly/2zOGgIG  

Session II and Panel Discussion
Seed systems and rice seed capital in Africa
Panel discussion on seed systems and rice seed capital in Africa
(Representatives from FASO KABA, IRRI,  FEPRODES, OCP, Manobi)

Session III and Panel Discussion
Scaling-up agricultural mechanization in Africa
Panel discussion on agricultural mechanization in Africa
(ISRA-Senegal and NCRI-Nigeria)
  • Alioune FALL,  Directeur Général de Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA),Senegal https://bit.ly/2NXSdVc
  • Aliyu Umar, Director/CEO of the National Cereals Research Institute (NCRI), Badeggi, Nigeria
    https://bit.ly/2DQgacx
 Messages from Agriculture Ministers from The Gambia and Guinea Bissau
 PowerPoint presentations

Scaling-up agricultural mechanization
https://www.slideshare.net/AfricaRiceCenter/scalingup-agricultural-mechanization

Rice Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa (2008-2018)
https://www.slideshare.net/AfricaRiceCenter/rice-trends-in-subsaharan-africa-20082018

Seed systems and rice seed capital in Africa
https://www.slideshare.net/AfricaRiceCenter/seed-systems-and-rice-seed-capital-in-africa

In the news  

Rice self-sufficiency paves the way to end hunger in Africa
http://www.ghananewsagency.org/features/rice-self-sufficiency-paves-the-way-to-end-hunger-in-africa-139541

 Les pays africains doivent soutenir la croissance face à l’augmentation des factures d'importation de riz http://www.fao.org/senegal/actualites/detail-events/fr/c/1154302/

Autosuffisance en riz, l’Afrique doit mettre les bouchées doubles
https://xibaaru.sn/societe/__trashed-12/

 4 milliards de dollars américains dépensés par an
http://www.enqueteplus.com/content/importation-de-riz-en-afrique-4-milliards-de-dollars-am%C3%A9ricains-d%C3%A9pens%C3%A9s-par

Conférence ministérielle de haut niveau sur le riz à Dakar : Les pays africains appelés à soutenir la croissance face à l’augmentation des factures d’importation de riz
https://business221.com/conference-ministerielle-de-haut-niveau-sur-le-riz-a-dakar-les-pays-africains-appeles-a-soutenir-la-croissance-face-a-laugmentation-des-factures-dimportation-de-riz/

L’Afrique importe le tiers de la production mondiale de riz
https://www.aa.com.tr/fr/afrique/l-afrique-importe-le-tiers-de-la-production-mondiale-de-riz-/1265366 

High Level Ministerial Conference on Rice
http://www.fao.org/africa/events/detail-events/en/c/1153307/

Brochure  

FAO-AfricaRice strategic partnership https://bit.ly/2NkIaUX

Posters  

Partenariat stratégique entre la FAO et AfricaRice https://bit.ly/2QrJ0Bn

FAO-AfricaRice strategic partnership https://bit.ly/2QpI14I

Photos
Scenes from the High-Level Ministerial (HLM) Conference on Rice Development in Sub-Saharan Africa and Senegal Rice Day Exhibition, 25 September 2018, Dakar, Senegal

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