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).
Free and compulsory registration!
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 / iReMMO (Mediterranean and Middle East Research and Study Institute),
Consultant for Club Demeter
Research department manager for iReMMO
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
Stay tuned! More speakers to be announced soon!