Animal feed, the key to dairy production growth in the Sahel

October 03, 2023, Cournon d'Auvergne

Round table organized by the Ferdi's Chair “Agricultural modernization policies in Africa” Sommet de l’élevage 2023, Cournon d'Auvergne.
Hybrid format

📌Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Sommet de l'élevage  Grande Halle d'Auvergne - Plaine de Sarliève
63 800 Cournon d'Auvergne
Salle de conférence n°6

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Dairy company managers from three Sahelian countries and social science researchers will discuss the conditions for sustainable transformation of livestock farming systems to meet the demand of the dairy industry, with a particular focus on the availability and accessibility of animal feed.

This roundtable will address various issues related to livestock feed in the context of transforming livestock farming systems:

  • Intensify milk production and fodder cultivation: What are the key factors in this equation?
  • Combine livestock and fodder production as an effective approach to ensure access to livestock feed
  • Explore the potential of agro-industrial by-products (availability and accessibility).
  • Identify the ethical and environmental prerequisites for successful intensification.


Patrick Plane
Director of Research, CNRS-CERDI 
Associate Professor, University of Clermont Auvergne. 
Sustainable Competitiveness Observatory Programme Manager, FERDI 


  • Catherine Araujo Bonjean, CNRS Research Fellow at CERDI, and Senior Fellow at FERDI.
  • Amir Adoudou Artine, Managing Director of Haraz Group, Chad.
  • Issa Adoudou Artine,  Managing Director of Artine G.I.E, Chad.
  • Guy-Florent Ankogui-M'Poko, Scientific Director, PRASAC-CEMAC  
  • Bagoré Bathily, Managing Director of Laiterie du Berger, Senegal (by video).
  • Diori Maïmouna Malé: Managing Director of La Laitière du Sahel, Niger.
  • Guillaume Duteurtre, Director of the UMR Selmet, CIRAD