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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





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New WVEPAH Courses

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Quotes from two Mexican Travel Grant recipients

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Two new Courses organised by Wageningen Academy

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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.



March 2018

27-29  VICTAM Asia Bangkok Thailand

April 2018

4-6 NIPOLI Expo 2018 Ibadan Nigeria
23-25 Fifth International Poultry Conference Hama Syria
25-26 Aviana Nigeria 2018 Ibadan Nigeria

May 2018

4-6 4th Agro & Poultry Tanzania 2018 Dar-Es-Salaam Tanzania
16-18 12th Azerbaijan International Agriculture Exhibition - Caspian Agro 2018 Baku Azerbaijan

June 2018

20-22  VIV Europe Utrecht The Netherlands

July 2018

12-13 Aviana Kenya 2018 Nairobi Kenya
23-26  Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting San Antonia USA
26-28 Livestock Taiwan Expo and Forum Taipei Taiwan

August 2018

1-5 18th Asian Australasian Animal Production Congress Sarawak Malaysia
31 - 2 September 7th edition of ‘International Poultry & Livestock Expo 2018 Bangalore India

September 2018

20-22 BanglaLivestock'18 Dhaka Bangladesh
26-28 International Farming Technology Exhibition Jakarta Indonesia

October 2018

7-10 Saudi Agriculture 2018 Riyadh Saudi Arabia
15-19 7th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Accra Ghana

November 2018

1-3 AgriLivestock Cambodia 2018 Phnom Penh Cambodia
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

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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