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Experts, decision-makers part of the audience attended a presentation by Dr. Mark Rosegrant whose presentation projected onto the next 40 years and highlighted what the world food demand will be by 2050. He also focused on the case of sub-Saharan Africa and Senegal.The other highlight of the conference was the presentation by Dr. Alioune Fall, Scientific Director of ISRA on “Future implications of high food demand for agricultural research”. Dr. Fall listed the various projects conducted at the national level by his organization, one of the drivers of Senegalese agriculture. ITA, (the National Food Processing Institute) was represented by Dr Ndoye who made a presentation on: “the dynamics of urban consumption and their impact on processing technology of local products”.Comments where then given by representatives of USAID, the World Food Program, and ASPRODEB (Senegalese farmer organizations NGO) and were followed by discussions.The press was also present at this quarterly “Development and Strategy” conference series- that focuses on socioeconomic development-organized by IFPRI, IPAR, FASEG the DAPS, and the DPEE ANSD.