Venue: University of Lome, Togo
The Regional Center of Excellence on Avian Sciences (CERSA) of the University of Lomé, in partnership with the World Poultry Science Association (WPSA: World Poultry Science Association) Togo branch, is organizing from May 16 to 18, 2023, the second edition of the Pan-African Poultry Conference (CAP). Placed under the theme "Competitiveness and inclusiveness of the value chain of the poultry sector in Africa", this conference aims to bring together specialists, industrialists, trainers and researchers from various backgrounds, in order to discuss the challenges of poultry production in Africa. This meeting of international scope is intended to be a melting pot, a place of exchange and reflection on the poultry sector, and will welcome more than 300 participants and actors of the poultry sector from several African countries and elsewhere.
Five main themes will be at the heart of the CAP 2023 and will hold the particular attention of the participants during the three days scheduled for the work, namely: environment and poultry production systems; food, nutrition and metabolism; reproduction and incubation; product quality, processing and food safety; and economics of poultry production.
The 2023 edition of the CAP is the second consecutively organized by the University of Lomé, after that of 2019. This choice, once again made for the University of Lomé, is appreciated as a mark of confidence and recognition of the quality of training and research carried out by CERSA. It reinforces the ambitions of this center of excellence which exercises proven leadership in the poultry industry in the African sub-region.
This second edition of the Pan-African poultry conference which will be held the day after the Fora of Togolese agricultural producers, initiated by the President of the Republic in each region, presents itself as a relevant framework to support this desire at the top of the State, to agriculture and livestock, the priority of the country's priorities. The conclusions that will emerge from the work will, no doubt, constitute an additional breeding ground for this determination expressed among the populations, to strengthen food security, work for food sovereignty and allow [the] brave farmers to live decently from their work.
The Regional Center of Excellence on Avian Sciences (CERSA), created in 2014, is one of the centers of excellence of the University of Lomé. It works for food security through the development and promotion of the poultry industry by training professionals, technicians and experts in the field. Master's and Doctorate students of about fifteen nationalities follow their training at CERSA. More than 230 Master's graduates and 80 doctoral students are registered to date by this establishment of the University of Lomé.