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Evenemang
29 May 2019

Agripreneurs Conference 2019

Attend the Agripreneurship and Investment Meeting and capitalize on growth, diversification and investment opportunities along the agricultural valuechain.

Jonathan Odhong’ / IITA

Norias Kayira, Head of Agriculture, Catholic Relief Services (center, in black t-shirt) in a discussion with a farmer and members of the Africa RISING Project management team.

Jonathan Odhong’ / IITA

The Agripreneurs Conference 2019 is an Africa-wide agribusiness platform. It brings together food and agribusiness stakeholders and players to discuss, lobby and act on matters that accelerate the growth of profitability in Agriculture. Agripreneurship is one avenue for addressing some of the ills of the Sub-Saharan economies, a great tool for creating jobs, increasing production & raising productivity.

The Conference promotes Agripreneurship as a solution to:
1. Unemployment
2. Food insecurity
3. Lack of profits in agriculture.

The Conference will present insights on business and funding models, market access and development, intellectual property rights (IPR), innovation development process, policy and legislation among other critical interventions.

Go to their website for more information and registration!

Times

Från 29 maj 2019 vid 08:00 till 29 maj 2019 vid 17:00

Venue

Birchwood Hotel & Tambo Conference Centre

Hosted by

info@agripreneurs-conference.com

Agenda

08.00 ONSITE REGISTRATION AND MORNING TEA

09.00   SETTING THE SCENE:  Welcome address and setting the tone for Agripreneurship in Africa.

09.15   KEYNOTE SESSION:  Agribusiness trends opportunities, threats and outlook in Africa. The Performance of the Agricultural Sector in Africa.
DISCUSSION PANEL: Agribusiness risk and uncertainty mitigation.

11.15   NETWORKING TEA BREAK

11.35   PLENARY SESSION: AGRIBUSINESS ENTERPRISE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT

  • Opportunities and challenges experienced by start-up agro-processors and smallholder farmers.
  • Improving commercial viability, profitability and access to inputs, business development services, skills, and marketing infrastructure. International trade facilitation and export readiness.
  • Capacity building, competitiveness and productivity improvement. Corporate opportunities in Agribusiness based Enterprise Supplier Development (ESD).

12.15   WHY DON’T YOU LOOK FOR A JOB?

  • Youth employability.
  • Fuelling the potential of youth from student to Agripreneur: The exciting, challenging journey to start an agrobusiness.

DISCUSSION PANEL: Is Agripreneurship a viable option to employment?

13.30   NETWORKIN GLUNCH

14.30   PLENARY SESSION: AGRICULTURE FUNDING AND INVESTMENT

  • Agro-processing support for small holder farmers and Agripreneurs.
  • Stimulation and investment in agro-processing and beneficiation.

15: 30 THINK OUT OF THE BOX, THINK AGRITOURISM

  • Why cultivating agritourism in Africa is important.
  • Opportunities lurking in Agritourism: Can you make it work?

DISCUSSION PANEL: Are we investing or donating? Is Agribusiness Viable?

17.00   WAY FORWARD AND CLOSE OF EVENT.