Mühlenchemie has organized a conference with the topic “Understanding flour”, addressed to the West African milling industry in Ghana.
The Mühlenchemie symposium – the fourth of its kind in Accra – brought together over 120 participants from mills, suppliers, governments and NGOs met for two days of networking in Ghana’s capital.
The conference was directed towards mills in the French-speaking states of West Africa. The millers discussed topics of current importance to the flour industry together with manufacturers of laboratory equipment, mill builders, wheat traders and health experts from governments and NGOs. Experts from Mühlenchemie gave further stimulus in the form of information on the latest developments in the use of enzymes in the production of flour and pasta.
The program in Accra offered opportunity for discussion between the participants alongside the specialist lectures. “Our aim is to draw the experience of experts and millers together in order to promote an understanding of flour production in every individual. That is the only way we can meet the challenges of constantly changing climatic, economic and market-related conditions”, said Mühlenchemie’s managing director Lennart Kutschinski at the opening of the symposium.
Emenike Okoye, who manages the Mühlenchemie Technology Center opened in Lagos last year, says: “We safeguard the staple food of several hundreds of million people. The West African milling industry is a family that extends across national borders and thrives in spite of competition. This special relationship is something the participants in the symposium were able to experience once again during the two days in Accra”.