ORGANIC CONFERENCE
5th WEST AFRICAN
THEME: Organic Agriculture

Life for All

12th - 15th November 2019

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA, LEGON IN ACCRA

 

THE CONFERENCE

The West African Organic Conference (WAOC) is held every two years in one of the countries in the sub-region. So far, Nigeria, Benin and Mali have hosted it. Ghana is proud to host the organic conference in 2019.

Participants

About 300 participants are expected to attend the conference from academia, government institutions, NGOs, industry players within the sub-region, the continent and the larger organic world.

Date & Venue

The conference will be held in Accra, Ghana at the University of Ghana, Legon on 12th -15th November 2019 which includes field visits and tours. A public day is planned for the Saturday, 16th of November.

WAOC 2019

— 1 —
The potential of organic agriculture in contributing to the transformation of national
and regional economies, ecologies and livelihoods through income growth,
enhancement of systems resilience and mitigation of climate change, food
sovereignty and trade is explored and showcased.
— 2 —
The sharing of knowledge, information, experiences and skills among all stakeholders
in the organic sector is facilitated, the uptake of organic alternatives through south-
south collaboration is encouraged.

— 3 —
Organic produce and products are exhibited to stimulate national, regional and
international trade and link producers to markets.

— 4 —
The conference is showcased and publicized to create awareness, obtain support and
buy-in among policymakers (what are the next steps), organic stakeholders and the
general public.

Pictures From Conference

CONFERENCE SUB THEMES

RESEARCH

Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) research and its impact on life for all and its overall sustainability

TECHNOLOGIES

Innovative technologies that make the operation of EOA activities easier and more effective

LIVESTOCK

The contributions of EOA to a thriving organic livestock industry

MARKET & BUSINESS

EOA market research and its impact on businesses and livelihoods

INPUTS

Facilitating the access to suitable inputs for organic producers

POLICIES

How can policies positively influence the growth of the organic sector

INFORMATION SHARING

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Speakers

Alain Volz

Founder, Leap into Life Foundation

Patrick Deegbe

CEO & Founder , WAD. Co-MC/Moderator , WAOC

Fatunbi Oluwole Abiodun (PhD)

Innovation Systems and Partnerships Specialist, FARA

Barbara Zilly

IFOAM- Head: Capacity Development Department

Dr. Allison Marie Loconto

Research Scientist, INRA
Bo-van-Elzakker

Boudewijn (Bo) van Elzakker

Agro Eco - Louis Bolk Institute

Dr Ken Okwae Fening

University of Ghana

Olawumi Benedict

PGS Coordinator & Farmer

Conference Program

Tue, 12th November 2019

Scientific Research Day

Health & Nutrition
Farming & Impact On Life
Stakeholders
Value Chains
Climate Change

Wed, 13th November 2019

Policies & Markets

Local trade markets
International trade markets
Government strategies
Policies

Thu, 14th November 2019

Farmers' Innovation

Inputs
Crop production
Innovative technologies
Soil Fertility
Livestock
Information Sharing

Fri, 15th November 2019

Field Visits Organic Farms

Come and join us on a tour!
Let’s visit organic farms in Ghana

Below is our programme for download

WAOC Brochure (8mb)

Organic Musical video

CONTACT & LOCATION

University of Ghana, Legon - Economics Department / Accra, Ghana
5th West African Organic Agriculture Conference, 12th -15th November 2019
00233 (0)24 5881419info@waoc.bio

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CONFERENCE VENUE

OUTSIDE BUILDING

STANDS PAVILIONS SHOW AREA