Highlights from High-Level Ministerial Conference on Rice Development in SSA


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

Amadou Beye, Seed Specialist, AfricaRice https://bit.ly/2QrqE3p

Panel discussion on seed systems and rice seed capital in Africa

(Representatives from FASO KABA, IRRI, FEPRODES, OCP, Manobi)

Maïmouna Sidibé Coulibaly, PDG de FASO KABA https://bit.ly/2RnhOF5 Jean Balie, Head of the Agri-food Policy Platform, IRRI https://bit.ly/2QruMR8 Mme Penda Guèye Cissé, Femmes Productrices Région Saint-Louis «FEPRODES» https://bit.ly/2RlRvzh Limamoulaye Cisse, Vice President for Agronomy, OCP Africa. https://bit.ly/2NlyTfw Pierre C. Sibiry Traoré, Director of Research and Development at Manobi https://bit.ly/2DUT8Ba


Session III and Panel Discussion

Scaling-up agricultural mechanization in Africa

Abebe Haile-Gabriel, FAO Regional Program Leader for Africa https://bit.ly/2Qq5YZO

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 Democratic Republic of Congo

Hon. Minister Lamin Ndambung Dibba, Agriculture Minister, The Gambia https://bit.ly/2IBaBgC Prof. Mbuya Kankolongo Amand, Administrateur Délégué Général, INERA, delivering the Message from Agriculture Minister, Democratic Republic of Congo https://bit.ly/2P4Wy5t


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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