Groupe des Spécialistes et Passionnés des Baobabs de Madagascar


TimeSunday 15thMonday 16thTuesday 17th
Scientific day Day of exchangesReforestation day
07:00 - 08:00 RegistrationReforestation activity
08:00 - 09:00Opening ceremonyPlenary session
09:00 - 09:30Plenary session
09:30 - 10:00Group distribution
10:00 - 10:30Coffee break
10:30 - 12:30Oral presentationsDiscussion panels
12:30 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 15:00Plenary sessionDiscussion panelsVisite Morondava
15:00 - 17:30Oral presentations
17:30 - 18:30Poster sessions
18:30 - 19:30Closing ceremony
19:30 - 20:30
December 15th, 2019 : Scientific day

Several themes will be presented:

  • Biology of baobabs
  • Interactions of baobabs with its ecosystem and habitats threats
  • Socio-cultural, touristic and economic values and uses of baobab products
  • Conservation and economic potential of the baobab: challenges and strategies (case study)

Students, researchers and professionals will have the opportunity to present the results of their research and work related directly or indirectly to baobabs. An email notification was sent to all candidate applicants.

Our keynote speakers will present their research for 30 minutes. The lectures will be followed by 10 to 15 minutes of questions.

Each oral presentation should last a maximum of 10 minutes followed by 03 minutes of questions.

Posters must be in the following format: A0 with a width of 841 mm and a length of 1200 mm. Participants must print their posters and the materials will be delivered once on site.


December 16th, 2019: Workshop

One full day will be devoted to discussion panels on the theme: “Sustainable use of baobab products for local economic development” between groups of researchers and economic operators present at the congress. These discussion panels will allow exchanges between conservation stakeholders, professionals and operators working in the marketing of baobab products.

Two main sub-themes will be addressed:

  • Elaboration of the document of Non-Detrimental Trade Authorization and notions on the setting of exploitation quota.
  • Elaboration of conservation strategy of endemic species, in particular baobabs trees.
December 17th, 2019: Socio-cultural day

Socio-cultural activities are planned to ensure a friendly atmosphere among participants and to encourage exchanges and knowledge sharing.

  • Reforestation and nursery work activities are an integral part of the activities during the congress.
  • Exhibition stands: During the congress, private companies, institutions, various organizations will be invited to exhibit their products and services to the participants of the event.


The Group of Malagasy Baobab Experts and Enthusiasts, "GSPBM" is a non-profit, scientific, technical and non-political association. It has been created to contribute to the protection, conservation and sustainable use of the world's baobab species and their ecosystems.


Lot 2F 3 Bis B Antsahameva Andraisoro, Antananarivo 101

+261 34 01 133 47

+261 34 84 301 00


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