The development of Horticulture is one of the main devices that can help leverage the increase of productivity and competitiveness in Senegal agriculture and strengthen its contribution to the national wealth. In view with that, the Horticulture Cluster, under the guidance of the Senegalese State and with the support of the relevant departments of the ministries of Agriculture and Rural Equipment, initiated Senegal membership to the International Society for Horticulture Science – ISHS.
On the occasion of the third AAHC in 2016 held in Ibadan – Nigeria, the Cluster was assigned the organization, in 2021 in Senegal, of the fourth edition of this African and global Congress, for the first time in a francophone African country.
For the Dakar Conference, which will be the first of AAHC in the French-speaking world, the participation of 1,000 representatives from at least 30 countries is expected.
The main objectives of the 2021 AAHC are:
> To provide professionals of horticulture, researchers, young scientists, entrepreneurs and horticulture actors, with a platform where they can share the results of researches, innovations and actions.
> To present and promote the potential of African horticulture to the world.
> To build a network of technical cooperation between professionals of African Horticulture and strengthen the exchanges with the rest of the world.
> Opening: at the King Fahd Palace. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this luxury hotel is a 3-minute walk from Almadies Golf Course and 5 km from the African Renaissance Monument.
Bright, colorful rooms offer high ceilings, balconies, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and safes. Upgraded rooms add ocean views. Elegant suites have marble bathrooms, and upgraded suites add designer toiletries. Room service is available 24/7.
The Congress is placed under the high patronage of his Excellency Mr. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, in the presence of the highest administrative, scientific and technical authorities of the country and Africa.