Sub-Saharan Africa needs to make extraordinary improvements in agricultural efficiency to raise agricultural productivity enough to feed not only itself but to play a role in feeding the world's growing population.
With the right technology and knowledge, it is well placed to do this. A recent World Bank report entitled "Growing Africa" argues that African agribusiness could be a US$ trillion-dollar market by 2030 – triple what it is today – provided farmers gain access to capital, electricity and irrigation.
GFIA Africa will present hundreds of products and ideas that can improve productivity for farmers, increase food security on the continent and counteract climate change.
Key speakers include Tshokolo Nchocho, CEO of Land Bank (South Africa); Damian Ihedioha, Coordinator, Agro-Industry Clusters, African Development Bank; John Bee, Regional Head, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, Sub-Saharan Africa, Nestlé; Theo de Jager, President of the Pan-African Farmers’ Organisation (PAFO); Richard Okine, President, Sub-Saharan Africa, DuPont; and Martin Bwalya, Head of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme at the NEPAD Agency.
Registration gives you access to an international exhibition, a full conference programme including 50 innovation presentations, 30 round table debates, networking events and partner side-events.
> 50+ speakers in the conference
> 100+ innovation presentations
> 200+ exhibitors
> Round table discussions
> Networking events
> Farm tours
Innovators, food producers, farmers' organisation, policy-makers, donors, development agencies, ministerial buyers, NGOs, research organisations, resellers and agents – all will be there. We hope you will be too.
• Download the World Bank publication "Growing Africa – Unlocking the potential of agribusiness"
• Read the media release "Partnership launched to accelerate innovation in African farming"
• Read the blog by CTA Director Michael Hailu "CTA at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture"
• Download the GFIA Africa infographic