Regenerate Senegal: Farm Conference2019-05-15T09:21:48+00:00

FARMING CONFERENCE
Kebemer, Senegal
JULY 7-13, 2019

An innovative agriculture conference for farmers, growers, organizations and individuals.

Agriculture in Senegal is in need of renewed strategy that will increase productivity of farms and soils, and create an ecologically stable crop resource. This conference will bring together a diverse group of international partners to present innovative ideas and lead solution-driven discussions around a variety of topics.

The ecology of desertification and solutions for future agricultural abundance will guide the presentations and on-site workshops. The conference sessions will take place at the Gorgui Dieng Foundation Center for Agricultural Excellence in Lompoul, Senegal, and at Beersheba Farm near M’bour, Senegal.

The Experience

The first half of this unique cultural experience will take place at the Gorgui Dieng Center for Agricultural Excellence, an agricultural laboratory in rural Kebemer, Senegal. Participants will stay at the rustic and beautiful Africa Roots Hotel and enjoy its quiet, secluded beach on the scenic shores of the Atlantic Ocean. The second part of the conference will take place on Beersheba Farm near M’bour, Senegal. The Beer-Sheba Project combines a sustainable agro-forestry program together with holistic training and an agricultural resource center for young Senegalese farmers. Participants will experience traditional Senegalese food and the warmth of Senegalese hospitality.

Workshops & Seminars

BRINGING BACK THE FOREST (FARMER MANAGED NATURAL REGENERATION)
MULCH, COMPOST, LIFE IN THE SOIL
FARM COOPERATIVE MODELS
NATURAL PEST CONTROL
MINIMAL TILLAGE
SUSTAINABLE POULTRY PRODUCTION
FENCING SOLUTIONS
WATER CONSERVATION TECHNIQUES
POST HARVEST HANDLING

SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, JULY 7

Arrive in Senegal and stay at Radisson Blu near the airport 

MONDAY, JULY 8

Morning: Travel to Lompoul

Afternoon Session: Welcome / Introduction / Discussion

Evening:  Africa Roots Hotel, Lompoul

TUESDAY, JULY 9

Morning Session: Discussion – What do we have and what do we need?

Afternoon Session: Water

Evening:  Africa Roots Hotel, Lompoul

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10

Morning Session: Bringing back the forest (FMNR)/Natural pest control

Afternoon Session: Protecting the land from roving animals

Evening:  Africa Roots Hotel, Lompoul

THURSDAY, JULY 11

Morning Session: Closing ceremony

Lunch: At Gorgui’s in Kebemer

Afternoon: Travel

Evening: Les Amazones Hotel, M’bour

FRIDAY, JULY 12

Beersheba Morning Session (9:00 – 1:00): Tour / Introduction to no-till, compost, mulch

Morning Session for Beersheba Interns (9:30 – 10:30): Post-harvest processing? Cooperatives?

Beersheba Afternoon Session (3:00 – 5:00): Adapting, testing and developing insect control sprays using local plants

Evening: Les Amazones Hotel, M’bour

SATURDAY, JULY 13

Beersheba Morning Session: Compost practical, Zai holes practical

Beersheba Afternoon Session: Deep litter chickens

SPEAKERS & INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS

Noah Elhardt
Beersheba Project · Agricultural Development
BSc International Agricultural Development, UC Davis

Chris Newhouse
Agriculture Program Director
MATTER

Douglas D. Malo, PhD
Distinguished Professor
Soil Science, South Dakota State University

Eddy Cyphers
Farmer/International Development Worker

Marc Beyrouthy, PhD
Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences
Lebanon

Alioune Samb
Entrepreneur

Peter Carlson
Director, Terra Ingredients

Zeno Wicks, PhD
Retired Fulbright Professor of Plant Sciences & Statistics, SDSU
President of Kingsbury Animal Health

Regenerate Senegal Conference Costs 

$800 Registration (Includes lodging, meals, and transportation in Senegal. Does not include airfare.)
Lodging: Africa Roots Hotel, Lompoul, Senegal and Les Amazones in M’bour, Senegal.
For more information, contact Chris Newhouse, chris@matter.ngo.

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