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Presentations 2017 Kigali Convention, Rwanda


Advancement in African poultry production: how to produce more with less

3-4 October 2017, Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda


  3 October
09.00  Dr Roel Mulder, Secretary General of WPSA
"WPSA today and tomorrow"
09.30-10.45 Session 1 Production systems

1. Specific challenges for broiler breeders under tropical conditions: Prof Onagbesan Okanlawon, Nigeria

2. Climate change and variability: impact on profitability, vulnerability and adaptation by small holder poultry farmers in South Africa: Dr H. Swatson, South Africa

11.30-13.00 Session 2 Constraints

3. Chick quality as a result of the incubation process and interfering variables: Prof Kokou Tona, Togo

4. Salmonella infection control in modern poultry operations, including fowl typhoid: Dr Edir da Silva, Brazil

14.00-15.30    Session 3 Business development

5. The need for optimal chick quality: Mr R. Soupe, Mauritius

6. Adoption of value chain approach in poultry industry in Africa, marketing opportunities with the neighbouring countries: Mr T. Kaudia, Kenya

7. Analysis of value chain for poultry products in Africa: Prof A. Missohou, Senegal

16.00-17.00 Roundtable discussion
17.00 Closing
  4 October
14.00-17.00 Session 4 Development of the African Poultry Network (APN) and the role of WPSA
14.00-15.30 Panel discussion: From network to future ways of cooperation
Panel members: Tona, Missohou, Onagbesan, Swatson, Soupe, Kaudia, Silva
15.45-17.00 General discussion





New Poultry Tech Summit articles available

  A newly series of articles focused on new technologies supporting increased efficiencies in poultry production including robotics, vaccines, DNA sequencing and more are published. These exciting to...

Obituary Péter Földi

  1944 - 2018 Péter Földi, 75, has passed away Monday, August 27th, 2018, following a long-term serious illness. He was Consultant and before the General Secretary of the Hungarian Poultry Product B...

American Poultry Historical Society Award for Peter Hunton

  At the annual meeting of the Poultry Science Association in San Antonio, Texas, USA on July 26, 2018 Dr Peter Hunton (Past-President of WPSA) was presented the American Poultry Historical Society H...

Agrobiodiversity: A training manual for farmers

  This manual introduces Farmer Field Schools and other key concepts of training situations related to agrobiodiversity and its benefits, including food and livelihood security, and calls for its con...

  A new Trial(1) conducted using modern broiler genetics has confirmed that the bioavailability of methionine from liquid hydroxy analogue (MHA-FA) products is only about 65%, compared to DL-methioni...

CTA - Spore Newsletter

  The African Green Revolution Forum has been taking place this week in Kigali, Rwanda, focused on the theme ‘Lead, Measure, Grow: Enabling New Pathways To Turn Smallholders Into Sustainable Agribusi...

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IPHF recipients 2016

Paul Hocking

Dr Paul Hocking joined the Poultry Research Centre (PRC) in Edinburgh in 1983 after working in the cattle breeding industry and short periods of teaching and research in both England and Canada. The PRC subsequently became the Roslin Institute and part of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh in 2008 when he was appointed Reader.

Avigdor Cahaner

Avigdor Cahaner obtained his PhD in Genetics and Breeding at the Faculty of Agriculture of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in 1977. In 1979, after 2 years as a Postdoctoral fellow at the Avian Sciences Dept. of the University of California at Davis, he started to work at the Faculty of Agriculture as a Lecturer and researcher in poultry genetics and breeding. Later he was promoted to the ranks...

Changxin Wu

Professor Changxin Wu graduated from Beijing Agricultural University with a major in Animal Science in 1957, and has been a faculty member of the university (now called China Agricultural University) since then. He did his further study on animal genetics and breeding at Institute of Animal Genetics, Edinburgh University, Scotland, U.K. (1979-1981). After returning to the home school, he was promo...

Henry Classen

Henry Classen completed a B.S.A. at the University of Saskatchewan (1971) and pursued graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts (M.S. 1974, Ph.D. 1977). In 1978, he returned to Saskatchewan as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science, became a tenured Professor in 1986, and served as Department Head from 2006-2011. In 2013, Dr Classen was named a Distinguish...

Eddy Decuypere

Professor E. Decuypere obtained his master in zoology in 1969, his master in agronomy in 1972 and his PhD in agricultural sciences in 1979. Meanwhile he was working from 1974-1977 in Rwanda as responsible for agricultural practice and applied research in a developmental project.

International Conferences and Exhibitions


International Conferences and Exhibitions (not organized or sponsored by WPSA). For the WPSA Calendar click here.



September 2018

26-28 International Farming Technology Exhibition Jakarta Indonesia
27-29 Poultry Science Conference Lahore Pakistan

October 2018

7-10 Saudi Agriculture 2018 Riyadh Saudi Arabia
10-12 2nd International Probiotics, Nutrition & Microbiome Conference Amsterdam The Netherlands
15-19 7th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Accra Ghana
18-20 Ethiopex, Ethio Poultry Expo Addis Ababa Ethiopia
28-30 International Poultry Symposium 2018 "Meeting Poultry Demand for Food Safety and Security" Chitwan Nepal

November 2018

1-3 AgriLivestock Cambodia 2018 Phnom Penh Cambodia
2-3 Aviana Uganda 2018 Kampala Uganda
5-7 Poultry Tech Summit Atlanta USA
12-16 15th International Symposium of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE) Chiang Mai Thailand
13-16  EuroTier Hannover Germany



February 2019

12-14  IPPE Atlanta USA
20-23 Sudan Poultry Expo Khartoum Sudan

March 2019

5-7 AGRA ME 2019 Dubai United Arab Emirates

June 2019

12-14  Victam International Cologne Germany

July 2019

3-5 Indo Livestock 2019 Expo & Forum Surabaya Indonesia
15-18  Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting Montreal Canada



March 2020

9-11 VIV MEA Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
24-26 VICTAM Asia Bangkok Thailand

July 2020

20-23  Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting Louisville USA


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