Africa’s global food role in spotlight
AFRICA’S role in global food and improving the investment environment for African agriculture will be some of the key issues topping the agenda at the forthcoming African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII).
More than 600 stakeholders and prominent experts in African agriculture will attend the Indaba at the Cape Town International Convention Centre next week.
Key speakers will include Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries in Kenya Willy Bett, President of World Farmers Association South Africa Dr Theo de Jager, Western Cape economic opportunities MEC Alan Winde, Minister of Agriculture in the Democratic Republic of Congo George Kazadi Kabongo and Abubakar Sani Bello, Governor of Niger State government in Nigeria Abubakar Sani Bello.
Winde said: “The AAII 2017 is an important event and plays a critical role in bringing key government officials and senior stakeholders across the agriculture value chain together to discuss current trends influencing investors’ confidence in African agriculture.
“AAII 2017 has created a vital platform for stakeholders to showcase opportunities in agriculture, conduct business during the investment discovery sessions, network and share knowledge and best practice across the African continent.”
With food security high on the global agenda, the AAII would bring together agribusinesses, investors, governments and key stakeholders in the food value chain, from Africa and across the globe, to uncover investment opportunities and forge partnerships for the development of sustainable agriculture in Africa.
Furthermore the continent’s agri sector is fast becoming the panacea of the investment world especially with the recent decline in commodity investment returns.
INVESTMENT: Key stakeholders are setting their sights on boosting investment in agriculture and food production.