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Africa, the honoured guest of the Sommet 2019

Within the objective of reinforcing and further developing trade opportunities for its exhibitors, the SOMMET aims to establish links with certain countries. This year, the accent is placed on the countries of West Africa (Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Cameroon…) with several official delegations visiting the show and a specific programme for them.  


In addition to a promotional and information stand in the show’s main entrance hall, a conference will be organised by COFENABVI-AO (Confederation of National Federations for the Livestock sector of West Africa). It will be the opportunity for its representatives to present the livestock sector in the region, trends, opportunities and the risks in a part of Africa where the demand for meat products should explode within the next few years. However, development of the sector must first overcome many constraints. Solutions could be found via cooperation between the North and the South with foreign technical and financial partners operating in the sector.

West Africa’s presence at the SOMMET DE L’ÉLEVAGE, above all, identifies this objective for partnership.


Visits to specific farms are programmed, in partnership with INTERBEV, for the African delegations coming to this year’s SOMMET.

Lastly, the week after the SOMMET, a learning opportunity in milk production in Poisy (74) is also available should they wish to take up this offer. Enough to satisfy their thirst for knowledge in terms of French livestock know-how.

Save the date!

Conferences articulated around West Africa


Livestock trade, risks and perspectives for sustainable farming in West Africa

Conference organiser: COFENABVI-AO

Thursday 3 October Ÿ 15.00 – 16.00 Ÿ Zénith press room


Growing West African farmers’ income by the implementation of a North/South partnership to improve the genetic performance of local breeds

Conference organiser: COFENABVI-AO Ÿ Speaker: Sy Alain TRAORE, Director of agriculture, the environment and water at the commission of the CEDEAO

Thursday 3 October Ÿ 16.00 – 17.00 Ÿ Zénith press room



Timbila Thomas SAWADOGO, Permanent Secretary of the COFENABVI AO

+226 70 20 52 37 Ÿ [email protected]




African Summit: Workshops on East and West Africa, round-table discussions and B2B meetings

As part of the spotlight on Africa at this year’s SOMMET DE L’ÉLEVAGE, Business France and its field staff have organised a “Forum Africa – Livestock special” which will take place on Thursday 3 October.

In collaboration with the SOMMET, this event will gather exhibitors interested in exporting to the continent and Business France’s agriculture specialists in Africa, as well as their partners and networks for round-table discussions, technical conferences and B2B meetings with African deciders. Among the themes that will be discussed are the different types of livestock rearing in Africa, public and private funding, meat and milk product markets in Africa, etc.

Thursday 3 October Ÿ 09.00 – 18.00 Ÿ Zénith business centre



Anne PERILHOU, Project Manager, Business France

33 (0)1 40 73 35 02 Ÿ  [email protected]

Downloadable documents

African summit 2019 leaflet

Conferences on agricultural geopolitics

Several conferences will take place this year during the Sommet de l’Elevage,  to present opportunities in the agricultural field for different countries. These public conferences will be hold in the meeting room of the International Lounge (Zenith hall).

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