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2018 West Africa Pearl Millet Convening

September 4-6, 2018
Centre d’Etude Régional pour l’Amélioration de l’Adaptation à la Sécheresse (CERAAS) - Thiès, Sénégal

Pearl Millet Convening
Nearly 90 researchers and stakeholders from across the West Africa pearl millet value chain came together at a regional convening on September 4-6, 2018 in Thies, Senegal. Targeted at major actors in pearl millet from Senegal, Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso, the event was co-hosted by Kansas State University’s Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet, the Centre d’Etude Régional pour l’Amélioration de l’Adaptation à la Sécheresse (CERAAS), and the USDA’s NCBA CLUSA’s Millet Business Services Project.

The objective of the convening was to provide a forum for the exchange of needs and opportunities by pearl millet stakeholders (including input suppliers, farmers, processors, etc.) with agricultural researchers focused on technological innovation. Over three days, the participants presented current pearl millet value chain activities in several West African nations and discussed technological bottlenecks to improved productivity and profitability of their activities. The groups broke out across subareas and worked together to prioritize the most pressing issues in the West African pearl millet industry. The findings from those breakout groups are being made available publicly and will be used to drive future research in the area.

REPORT: 2018 West Africa Regional Pearl Millet Convening: Breakout Session Prioritization Report
 

PEARL MILLET STAKEHOLDER PRESENTATIONS:

 
NCBA CLUSA Millet Business Services Project (PSEM)
Nar Gade Alé DIAGNE

Senegal


Réseau des producteurs CF de Djilor (NCBA CLUSA PSEM Partner)
Sadakh SENGHOR

Senegal


Coopérative des transformatrices de Touba Darou Salam (NCBA CLUSA PSEM Partner)
Astou GAYE MBACKE

Senegal


Association Minim Song Panga (AMSP)
Bangueba Roger KABORE

Burkina Faso


Fuma Gaskiya
Ali Maman AMINOU

Niger


Entreprise de transformation de Céréale (ETC)
Aminatou LIMAN

Niger


Association professionnelle pour la valorisation des produits locaux (APROVAL)
Aida COLY

Senegal


Alheri Seed Entreprise
Issoufou MAIZAMA


Niger



PEARL MILLET RESEARCHER PRESENTATIONS:

 
Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA)
Ndjido KANE

Senegal


Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD)
Yves VIGOUROUX

France/West Africa


Institut d'Economie Rurale (IER)
Moussa Daouda SANOGO

Mali


Institut de l'Environnement et Recherches Agricoles (INERA)
Mamadou OUEDRAOGO

Burkina Faso


International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) - Niger
Prakash GANGASHETTY

Niger


Kansas State University pearl millet breeding program
Desalegn SERBA

U.S./West Africa


McKnight Foundation : Collaborative Crop Research
Bettina HAUSSMANN

West Africa


ICRISAT-Niger/Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique du Niger (INRAN)
Malick BA

Niger


GCRF - Rothamsted Research
Peter SHEWRY

UK/West Africa


Institut de Technologie Alimentaire (ITA)
Cheikh NDIAYE

Senegal


INRAN Food Processing Lab/Purdue University
Moustapha MOUSSA

Niger