3 October 2019, Kigali Convention Centre


10.00 – 17.00 Room: MH 1-2-3-4

Technical best practices seminars

Tentative program outline


Room: AD 10

Women in poultry business

by VIV worldwide

Chair person: Dr. Piet Simons, President of the Foundation for Promoting Poultry Science and ambassador of Dutch Poultry Centre in the Netherlands

10:10 – 10:30

Best practices

Ms. Shumei Lam, Managing Director, Poultry East Africa Ltd (PEAL)

10:30 – 10:50

ALPHA Initiative – Diagnostics & vaccination

Dr. Gabriel Varga, Regional Director of SSA Region, Zoetis

10:50 – 11:10

coffee break

11:10 – 11:30

Day-length, light and feeding during rearing for good egg production

Mr. Johan Hissink, Trainer/consultant, Aeres Training Centre International

11:30 – 11:50

The importance of back-yard poultry farming for women in East-Africa

Mr. Jaap Blom, Livestock and marketing specialist for SASSO East-Africa, Hendrix-Genetics

11:50 – 12:10

Financial management – AgriWallet: Women Friendly Financing in Small holder Agriculture

Mr. Gidraf Wachira, Country Lead – Rwanda, Dodore Kenya Ltd.

12:10 – 12:30

The importance of Feed Formulation

Ms. Kate Roodt, Technical Director, Urban Farmer (Pty) Ltd


Room: The Square (outside)

Egg promotion with live cooking

by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rwanda, Abusol, Gain and VIV worldwide

15:00 – 16:00

Eggs: a wonderful choice

Dr. Piet Simons, President of the Foundation for Promoting Poultry Science and ambassador of Dutch Poultry Centre in the Netherlands

Egg Marketing in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities

Mr. Idowu Asenuga, Entrepreneur, National President of the Association of Family Business Owners and Public Relations Executive Poultry Association Nigeria (PAN)

The benefits of eggs to human nutrition and strategies for improving the supply of and demand for eggs

Felistus Mutambi, Regional Fortification Coordinator, Gain Kenya

Breeding & Hatching / Farm Management

Room: AD 11

11:30 – 12:15

Embryo-Response Incubation Technology

Mr. John Torsius, Director, Hatchcon BV, hosted by Petersime

Animal Health & Nutrition

Room: AD 12

Production of pharmaceuticals in Africa for Africa

by VIV worldwide

Chair person: Mr. Peiman Milani, Global Lead, Public-Private Partnerships, Sight & Life

11:00 – 13:00

Opening and Welcome

Mr. Matthijs Wolters, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for Rwanda

Production of Pharmaceutical Products in Africa for Africa

Dr. Solange Uwituze, PhD, Deputy Director General/ Animal Resources Research and Technology Transfer, Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB)

Strength in teaming up – Efficient strategies on vaccinating poultry in Africa

Ms. Jeanine Wiegel, Poultry veterinarian and researcher, GD Animal Health

Meeting the Veterinary Requirement for Africa’s unique Livestock Farmers

Mr. Dean Hewson, Managing Director, Huvepharma South Africa

Production in Africa for Africa, the story of DSM

Prosper Ndayiragije, Managing Director, Africa Improved Foods


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