Third European Congress of Sorghum – Toulouse, October 12-13, 2021

A commited industry for promising outlets:

The third edition of the European Sorghum Congress will be held in Toulouse, on October 12th and 13th and will be animated by Marie-Cécile Damave.

We are thrilled that the vaccination progress will enable participants to attend the congress in person. We will ensure that all sanitary requirements are met so that the attendees may enjoy optimal attendance conditions throughout the two congress days.

The sorghum industry will therefore be able to gather together again for fruitful exchanges on the crop’s future and processing opportunities. It will be a long-awaited reunion, after three years that have witnessed a constant growth in the grain and feed sorghum areas.

This year, the congress will focus on the downstream industry, as well as on highlighting outlet prospects in the feed, food, and industrial, sectors. This will constitute the focus of the three workshops that will take place on October 12, between 2 and 6 p.m., which will discuss:

  • Genetics and breeding,
  • Agronomy and cultivation methods,
  • Processing and industrial uses.


Click here to discover the detailed program !

More than 150 participants from all over Europe as well as outside it are expected at the event, to represent the whole spectrum of the sorghum industry:

professional organisations and farmers; researchers and technical institutes; procurement centres and processors; national and European regulatory bodies; seed and crop protection companies, and any other actors involved in the value chain of sorghum.

The congress will be held in French and English.


Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

Plenary session animated by Marie-Cécile Damave
Head Of Innovation and International Affairs at AgriDées

9h00 : Registration

10h00 : Opening speech
Daniel Peyraube, President of Sorghum ID

10h15 :  Presentation of Sorghum ID: its mission, accomplishments, and projects
Valérie Brochet, Sorghum ID Delegate and Martin Gomez, International promotion officer at FNPSMS

10h45 : World and European sorghum economics. Situation and outlook
Arthur Boy, Economic Affairs Officer at AGPM, Pierre Guillaumin, Project Manager for Economics & International Development at FNPSMS and Florentino Lopez, Consultant at Creando Mañana 

11h15 : Agriculture versus climate and environmental challenges
Serge Zaka, Scientific expert, doctor-researcher in agroclimatology at ITK

12h00 : Sorghum sector: advantages and limits of the American model
Florentino Lopez, Consultant at Creando Mañana

12h30 : Lunch break

14h00 – 18h00 : Workshops

Three workshops will be held simultaneously:

  • Genetics and breeding,
  • Agronomy and cultivation methods,
  • Processing and industrial uses.

Focusing on the latest scientific discoveries and results obtained by sorghum research, each workshop will consist of:

  • “Main” oral presentations
  • “Flash-”, 3-minute, presentations
  • A summary that will be presented during the plenary session the next day.


Starting from 19h00 : cocktail and dinner

Click here to discover the detailed program !

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Plenary session

08:30 : Reception

9h00 : Resumption of conference works – discussions on the posters

10h30 : Presentation of workshop results and round tables of participants
Workshop managers + Marie-Cécile Damave – Head Of Innovation and International Affairs at AgriDées

12h00 : Sharing experience: sorghum cultivation and processing – an opportunity for local communities.
Félix Badolo, Scientist-Agricultural Economics

12h30 : Sorghum Congress closing remarks: a committed industry with promising outlets
Pierre Pagès, President of FNPSMS

13h00 : Lunch

Click here to discover the detailed program !

For trade fairs bringing together more than 50 people, French law requires the control of a health pass, proof of vaccination or negative PCR test of less than 48 hours.
We will do everything to ensure that sanitary conditions are optimal during these 2 days and allow the protection and the best reception of French and foreign professionals.

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Useful links:

Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis
11 Espl. Compans Caffarelli
31000 Toulouse