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DATE

TIME

ACTIVITY

TOPICS

 

VENUE

DAY 1 – MONDAY

 

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS AND ACTIVITY

 
4 September 0900 – 1730hrs

(All Day)

SIDE EVENTS IDRC Side Event (Open)

Dialogue on Research to Support Agricultural Transformation in Francophone
Countries of West and Central Africa

Salle de Fetes
1300 – 1730hrs

(Half day)

 

 

Agripreneurship, Enterprise Development and Access to
Finance and Youth Leveraging Agricultural Research, Technology and Innovation to Grow Agribusiness – AfDB, FAO, IGD, SACAU 
Offsite at African
Development
Bank
Making Food Value Chains More Environmentally Sustainable and Resilient  – UNDP, GEF, Ecoagriculture, GoIC (Open) Salle des Fetes II,
Sofitel Hotel

DATE

TIME

ACTIVITY

TOPICS

 

VENUE

DAY 2 – TUESDAY

 

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS AND ACTIVITY

 
0900 – 1100hrs

(All Day)

SIDE EVENTS Investing in Agribusiness and Women in Agribusiness – AECF Balafon, Sofitel
Hotel
 

 

 

 

DATE

TIME

ACTIVITY

TOPICS

 

VENUE

DAY 4 – THURSDAY

 

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS AND ACTIVITY

 
1400 – 1530hrs

 

SIDE EVENTS Fall Armyworm Infestation: Status Update and Lessons Learned from Across Africa – CABI

CONTEXT:

In 2016 the Fall armyworm (FAW), a major pest in the Americas, was found in Africa for the first time. Since then it has rapidly spread across much of sub-Saharan Africa.  The caterpillar feeds on more than 80 different plants, but maize is its preferred host, the most widely grown crop in Africa and a staple for half the continent.   In the context of Africa’s climate, the insect is now likely to build permanent and significant populations in West, Central and Southern Africa, and spread to other regions when temperatures are favourable, posing a major threat to food security.

SESSION OBJECTIVES

  • To provide an update on the current scale and impact of the fall armyworm invasion and the outlook for the agricultural season ahead.
  • To examine and discuss mitigation strategies, and share success stories.
  • To understand existing partnerships and forge stronger collaborations in the fight against FAW.

KEY ISSUES/QUESTIONS

  • What are the patterns of spread and damage now emerging?
  • What has been and can be achieved as early warning systems?
  • What pesticides and timing have proven viable?
  • What other mitigation strategies are being investigated?
  • What is the role of regional bodies in the management of the pest

To raise awareness on the present impact of the pest and likely future trends, and mobilize action around co-ordination, information sharing and funding to optimize pest control.

OUTCOME DESIRED:

To raise awareness on the present impact of the pest and likely future trends, and mobilize action around co-ordination, information sharing and funding to optimize pest control.

Daloa-Sofitel Hotel
 

 

 

 
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