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International Cocoa Agroforestry Symposium 2020

10 - 12 MARCH, 2020, Mont FEBE, Yaoundé, CAMEROON

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WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL COCOA AGROFORESTRY SYMPOSIUM 2020

Bridging the gap between Science, Development and Policy

The concept of SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION in the new paradigm shift from traditional to modern business cocoa farming will have to be re-defined to highlight RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTION. This element is to address the issues of planting cocoa with trees, zero tolerance for deforestation and forest degradation, innovative approaches to the management of pest and disease, financing and rehabilitation of over-aged and diseased plantations, amongst others.

Using Cameroon as the birth of cocoa agroforestry Systems in West Africa, we will review all agroforestry practices in Cameroon and highlight the benefits of these practices to be recognized and value in the cocoa supply chain, nationally, regionally and internationally.

Our objective

Review the contribution of cocoa agroforestry systems in supporting responsible and sustainable cocoa production and reflect on the policy implications.

Thematic Areas

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Cocoa, Shade and Planting materials

Cocoa, Shade and Emerging threats

Cocoa Agroforestry and Forests at landscape level

Cocoa Agroforestry and Investment opportunities

Event Schedule

Day 1 : 10 March 2020

Ngwa Elvis Suh A.
Ngwa Elvis Suh A.
Senior Program Officer Cocoa and Landscape Cameroon IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative
Panel discussion around: Cocoa agroforestry systems to reduce deforestation and preserve existing forest – A Road Map to ...
Marius Ekué, PhD
Scientist & Country Representative │ Forest Genetic Resources and Restoration
Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT Africa – Yaounde Office 1st, Main Road IRAD, Nkolbisson │ P.O. Box 2008 (Messa) ...
Christophe Kouame
Christophe Kouame
holds a PhD in Agronomy from the University of Florida, USA
He has over 25 years’ experience in agricultural research-for-development in several African countries. Previously, he led ...
Jean-Michel HARMAND
Jean-Michel HARMAND
Senior Scientist Agroforester & Soil Science
Senior Scientist Agroforester & Soil Science world Agroforestry...
Alain NZOBENG
Alain NZOBENG
Panellist
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REDD+
REDD+
Organisation Panelist
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Jonas MVA MVA
Jonas MVA MVA
Program Director, Cocoa
Jonas Mva Mva is Program Director Cocoa at IDH and has over 30 years of experience in the cocoa sector. Before joining IDH ...
Ann D EGRANDE
Ann D EGRANDE
ICRAF Representative Central Africa
Ann Degrande is a socio-economist based at Yaoundé, Cameroon. She holds a PhD in Applied Biological Sciences (Tropical ...
SONA Ebai
SONA Ebai
Managing Director TreeGlobal and Policy expert Quality Planting Materials production and Scaling
Managing Director TreeGlobal Policy expert Quality Planting Materials production and Scaling...
Bruno EFFOMBAGN
Bruno EFFOMBAGN
Plant Breeder & Geneticist (Cocoa) at the Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD), Cameroon (Since 2002); Head: Cocoa & Coffer Research Program of IRAD
Professional background: Experience as researcher: – Since Nov. 2017:  Chief Research Officer (Plant Breeder) at the ...
Zac TCHOUNDJEU
Zac TCHOUNDJEU
Directeur de Recherches, Agroforesterie & Amélioration Génétique des Essences Tropicales
Ancien Directeur Regional de l’ICRAF pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre Fondateur de l’Institut Supérieur des Sciences ...
Prof Stefan VIDAL
Prof Stefan VIDAL
Professor for agricultural entomology at Georg-August-University Goettingen, Faculty of Agriculture, Dept of Crop Science
Strong experience in biological control using endophytic fungi as well as using CO2 to attract and kill soil dwelling pests. ...
Prof ANANT PATEL
Prof ANANT PATEL
University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Germany
Prof. Patel is expert on fermentation and formulation of biologicals and chemicals, especially agrobiologicals such as ...
DJUIDEU Christian
DJUIDEU Christian
PhD student in Parasitology and Applied Ecology at the University of Yaoundé 1 (Cameroon).
Expert in termite taxonomy and ecology. He currently works on the development of innovative and eco-friendly control methods ...
Felicitas AMBELE
Felicitas AMBELE
Research project: Biological control of soil-dwelling pests in cacao agroforests using encapsulated CO2 impregnated with endophytic fungi
Felicitas is an ARPPIS PhD Scholar supervised by Dr Sunday Ekesi (icipe). Her research interests include developing biological ...
Denis SONWA
Denis SONWA
Senior scientist with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Denis J. Sonwa is a Senior scientist with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) based in Cameroon, Africa. ...

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