Stimulating economic growth in Africa rural areas, first and fore mostly through agriculture and the food industry, should be at the top of Africa’s development agenda.
« Agribusiness in Africa: positioning agriculture as a business sector »
This will be the theme of the 2019 SIMA African Summit edition.
Main topics to be discussed will be:
- Scaling up agricultural production through technology and mechanisation
- Establishing a thriving agro-processing sector in Africa
About ten speakers, all agribusiness experts and directly interested by its development in Africa will share their point of view and experiences.
Hosted by Denene Erasmus, a renowned and multiple award-winning South African journalist and columnist from Farmer’s Weekly South Africa. This event will be followed by an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas over a cocktail.
Tuesday 26 February, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Hall 4 mezzanine
Most of the speeches will be delivered in English, simultaneous translation headphones will be available (both ways French<->English).
Thanks again to all participants!
The video of the conference will be soon online, stay tuned!
Farmers Weekly South Africa
Journalist / Columnist
PAFO (Panafrican Farmers’ Organization)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Leader of the Mechanization task team, agricultural Engineer / Plant Production and Protection Division
Club Demeter / Sciences Po Bordeaux
Club Demeter consultant and researcher at Sciences Po Bordeaux in the « Les Afriques dans le monde » (Africas in the world) lab
Fénéon Delabrière Avocat
Lawyer, OHADA (Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa) expert
ABSA - Agribusiness Division (South Africa)
Business Development Manager
Over twenty years of professional experience in implementation of agriculture development programmes in Africa. She will mainly speak about small scale farmer development & technology for African farming conditions
AGCO Corporation Africa
Agricultural Advisory Manager
Involved in defining mechanization solutions for small holders and emerging farmers in Africa, to improve their production, sustainability of their systems, and livelihoods.
Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
Senegal Country Director
AXEMA (Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers Union) - JCB SAS France
AXEMA Vice-President -
Managing Director JCB SAS France – Responsible for North and West Africa Territories
Ministry of Agriculture of Côte d’Ivoire
Cote d'Ivoire agriculture Ministry Chief of staff
FARM - Fondation pour l’agriculture et la ruralité dans le monde