Following the 4th International Cassava
Conference to be held from June 11 to 15, 2018 in
Benin, a field trip is planned by the Local
Organizing Committee, on Saturday 16 June 2018.
It is anticipated a full field trip departing at &:30 am, and coming back to the hotels around 4-5 pm. The buses will be air conditionned, there will be student guides on each bus with phone capacity in case of needs.
It will be asked from the participants to contribute to a modest fee of $50 (or 40 Euros), including transportation, lunch, and visit of the Toussaint Louverture Museum and Python Temple.
The tour will start with a visit of the world renown IITA Insectarium of Abomey station:
The tour will continue with a field visit including 4 sites: Glo-Djigbé, Toffo, Allada and Ouidah in southern Benin.
Visit of the group of women producing gari in Glo-Djigbé
One of the important aspects of cassava for women in Benin is the financial empowerment of rural women through the production of cassava processing in Gari and Tapioca. Let's go to the discovery of the women of Glo-Djigbé.
Visit of two cassava fields in Toffo
Two cassava producers will show us their cassava fields where two varieties (RB 89509 and BEN 86052) with high yields (24 and 30 tons) from the vitroplants in Toffo are being cultivated.
Statue of Toussaint LOUVERTURE
Have you heard of the freed slave Toussaint Louverture, who was behind the creation of Haiti, the first black republic in the world? This historical figure of great importance (1743-1803) comes from the kingdom of Allada in Benin.
Let's go to discover Toussaint Louverture.
Python temple in Ouidah
Map of the visited sites