The challenges and opportunities in Africa’s agricultural sector will fall under the spotlight at the second AgriBizNiz Summit, which takes place on 11 - 12 August at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa
Agriculture remains one of the key drivers for expanding economic development in Africa, especially for the millions of inhabitants that rely on agriculture — directly and indirectly — for their livelihood.
This is one of several related events forming part of the African Farmers Workshop and Expo.
A number of high-level speakers and participants have been secured for the following topics which are namely sustainable food production to address food security in Africa; SMART farming: Exploring alternative, smart and new opportunities to feed population growth in cities; grain and poultry imports saturating the consumer market for South African farmers; the new proposed land bill; promoting trade and investment appeal to drive agribusiness growth — agribusiness trade opportunities in Africa; agro logistics/sectoral developments and opportunities, rail and road infrastructure developments; and agro processing investment opportunities.
“This two-day AgriBizNiz Summit enables delegates, captains of industry, executives, academics and observers across the agribusiness value chain to engage, network and debate on critical issues in the agricultural industry,” explained Mahlatse Masimini, managing director of Moshate Media, organisers of the event.
“In recent years, the importance of smallholders’ contributions to agriculture has gained increasing recognition, with the government allocating more than R7bn (US$666mn) towards assisting 435,000 subsistence and 54,5000 smallholder farmers over the next three years. The AgriBizNiz Summit and the African Farmers Workshop and Expo provide an ideal platform to reach these markets,” added Masimini.