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2nd Global Large Scale Farm Forum

30 Nov-01 Dec, 2010 - Siem Reap, CAMBODIA

Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort

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30 Nov, 2010 - Tuesday
09:00

Welcome & Introduction

09:05

Keynote Address :

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
09:25

Networking Refreshment

09:40

Chairman’s Introduction

09:45

Asia’s Food Security Challenge: Opportunities for the Novel Partnership in Agricultural / Land Investments

- Asia's food security challenges
- Land / agricultural investment for food security
- Need for the novel public / private partnership
- Steps towards building the new food security partnership in Asia - ADB's new initiative and strategy

10:15

Economic Land Concessions in Cambodia

Mr. Chay Sakun, Deputy Director of Planning and Statistics
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
10:35

Agriculture Investment Structure in Cambodia

- Investment policy and Opportunities
Deputy Secretary General
The Council for the Development of Cambodia

Cambodian Investment Board (CIB)
11:00

Discussion followed by Networking Refreshment

11:25

Agricultural Investment Opportunity in Indonesia

- Mapping out suitable agro-industry for investment
- Opportunities in Papua, Kalimantan and Sulawesi
- Investment policies and regulation
- Land acquisition and utilization policies
- Export-import regulation
- Development of downstream processing sectors

11:55

Investment & Farm Management Case Study

- Business model evaluation : out-growers vs ownership vs leasing
- Farm productivity management for maximum profits
- Risks taken in large scale farming and how to minimize those risks (labor, neighbor (villagers), law and culture shock & etc)
- Tools to control, monitor and evaluate large scale farming operation (eg. Report form, high technology GPS camera, communication + meeting)

Khon Kaen Sugar Industry Public Company Limited (KSL) - HQ
12:30

Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

13:45

Afternoon Chairman :

13:50

Financing Farmland Investment

14:20

Risk Management for Agricultural Investment Projects

- Project finance solutions to farmland investments to manage project's risks
- Case study : new Goji Farm in China

SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co. Ltd
14:50

Investor’s Panel: What are Their Requirements & Where / What are They Investing in?

- Challenges & opportunities

Panellist:

Dr. Tan Monivann, Vice President
Mong Reththy Group Co Ltd
15:20

Discussion followed by Networking Refreshment

15:50

Large Scale Agriculture Investment in Africa

- Business model evaluation
- Farm productivity management for maximum profit
- Downstream value addition & marketing of produce
- Expansion plans
- Challenges & opportunities

Karuturi Global Ltd KGL
16:25

Agriculture Outsourcing in South America: Challenges & Opportunities for Farmland Investments

- Mercosur farming overview (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay) - crops / export volumes / markets / competitive advantages in grains, cereals and oilseeds; PEST Analysis (Political, Environmental, Socio-economic, Technological)
- Mercosur farming growth regions, arable land potential, what are regional / foreign investors doing?
- Farming models for investors - buy vs lease returns compared (pros / cons); overview of farm management companies / service provider model, farming networks - case study of Los Grobo
- Issues - logistics/distribution, marketing of crops - detailed analysis of value chain in soybean; non-market factors - institution, regulatory, NGO
- Case study : Singapore listed Company doing corporate farming in Argentina
- Opportunities for possible investment and challenges

17:00

Close of Day One

17:10

Cocktail Reception for all participants hosted by CMT

01 Dec, 2010 - Wednesday
09:05

Agriculture Development Prospect in the Philippines

- What policies & incentives are in place to attract investment?
- Land & Labour cost
- Security - ensuring investors interest
- Domestics demand & market
- Export legislation

Philippines Agricultural Development & Commercial Corporation
09:30

Dairy and Agribusiness Investment Outlook in New Zealand

- Opportunities & challenges

10:00

Future Prospect for a Cambodian Dairy & Downstream Processing Industry

Lordswood Farms Ltd

10:30

Discussion followed by Networking Refreshment

11:00

Water Management & Irrigation solutions for large scale plantations

11:30

Legal Issues for Farmland Investments & Resolving Disputes

- Overlapping claims
- Acquiring land banks or existing farmland
- Management of land settlement schemes
- Structuring shareholding ownership
- When things don't work out - exiting the investment & pitfalls to avoid

Sciaroni & Associates
12:00

Managing Complexities in Investing in Farmland Business – a Tax Perspective

- What investors need to be aware of with regards to tax issues, compliance, risk
- Structuring shareholding ownership

12:30

Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

13:40

Afternoon Chairman

13:45

Development Prospect of Bioenergy Crops – Evaluating Jatropha to Leucaena Biomass from a Practitioner’s Perspective

- The Jatropha's promise - how to make it happen?
- Growing woody biomass to meet power demand
- Energy crops investment experience

14:15

Improvement of Farming Practices Relating to Corn Production

- Critical issue of correct tillage and soil preparation
- Precision farming - corn seed singulation and placement
- Mechanization, yield and the bottom line

Dee Implement Inc.
14:45

Role of Plant Science Industry in Large Scale Farming

- Next wave of GM events
- Challenges to GM acceptance
- Importance of a GM functional regulatory system

15:15

Final Discussion followed by Closing Tea

15:45

End of Conference

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