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5th Commercial Farm Africa

14-15 Mar, 2017 - Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA

Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro

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14 Mar, 2017 - Tuesday
08:00

Morning Registrations & Refreshment

09:00

Chairman’s Welcome & Introduction

USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub implemented by DAI
09:10

OPENING ADDRESS:

HE Hon. Dr Charles J. Tizeba (MP), Minister

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

Margaret Ndaba, Assistant Director for Development Assistance & International Cooperation
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
09:20

TANZANIA’S LAND BANKS AND AGRI-INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Overview of Tanzania land ownership/tenure system 
  • Available land allocated for agriculture investment 
  • Update & Opportunities of SAGCOT
  • Key challenges 

Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT)
09:50

CASSAVA PLANTATION INVESTMENT & VALUE ADDED PROJECT IN TANZANIA

  • Cassava demand/supply outlook
  • Land concession & its complexities 
  • Update on downstream processing plant
  • Breeding varieties & improving productivity 
  • Investment challenges & opportunities

Cassava Starch of Tanzania Corporation (CSTC)
10:20

Discussion followed by Refreshment

10:50

PRODUCTION ECONOMICS & ACCESS TO MARKETS

  • Comparative attractiveness of various agri investment opportunities across the globe.
  • Addressing gaps in local demand.
  • How farms adapt to new market conditions and commodity prices
  • The power of market access

11:20

MODERNIZATION & MECHANIZATION OF FARMING PRACTICE

  • Modernization
  • Sustainability
  • Operational efficiency

11:50

GLOBAL AGRI COMMODITIES MARKET TRENDS

  • Performance of key agri commodities & growth outlook
  • Changing trade patterns & the increasing role of Africa in regional trade
  • Development of agri commodities exchanges in managing risk

Export Trading Group
12:20

Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

13:45

Chairman’s Introduction

Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT)
13:50

PANEL DISCUSSION: INNOVATIVE FINANCING OF AGRIBUSINESS IN AFRICA

  • Institutional investors and Agri private equity: What are the objective & targets to achieve in agri investment? 
  • Risk and return: what are the expectation?
  • Access to finance in current economic climate
  • Finding new ways to support African agriculture

Panelist:

Nick Jones, Country Manager
Agdevco Tanzania
14:20

LEVERAGING PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS FOR IMPACT IN AFRICAN AGRIBUSINESS

USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub implemented by DAI
14:50

DEVELOPMENT OF RICE VALUE CHAIN THROUGH SMALL HOLDERS FARMERS TO MEET GROWING DEMAND IN AFRICA

15:20

Discussion followed by Networking Refreshment

15:50

DATA AND IMAGERY IN AGRICULTURE TO IMPROVE YIELD, EFFICIENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY

SGS Precision Farming Services, Africa
16:20

SOIL REMINERALIZER & MICRO-ORGANISM MULTIPLIER

Mr. Ben Benzinger, President ( Master Distributor)
Natural Resources Distributor (NRD) LLC
16:50

End of Day One

17:00

Networking Reception for all participants

15 Mar, 2017 - Wednesday
08:00

Morning Refreshment

09:00

Chairman’s Introduction

09:10

DEVELOPING COMMERCIAL FARMS IN UGANDA - OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES

09:39

MAXIMIZING PROFITS THROUGH COOPERATIVE UNION IN ETHIOPIA’S COFFEE SECTOR

  • Coffee production and markets outlook
  • Developing coffee value chain & partnership
  • Access to markets and fair trade
  • Business model for success

(Speaker apologises for absence due to unforeseen circumstances. Paper is available for download)

Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union Limited
09:40

WHY YOU NEED TO THINK BROADER THAN JUST A COMMERCIAL FARM - A CASE STUDY ON MALAWI MANGOES

Mr. Craig Hardie, Co-Founder 
Longevity Development 
Co Founder & Former Joint MD, Malawi Mangoes

10:10

SUSTAINABLE & STRATEGIC SOURCING STRATEGY IN EQUATORIAL AFRICA – NESTLE’S PERSPECTIVE

10:40

Discussion followed by Networking Refreshment

11:10

ADOPTING CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE PRACTICES IN AFRICA TO MITIGATE CLIMATE RISKS AND FOOD SECURITY

  • Development and promotion of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) & case studies

11:40

ADVANCED AGRICULTURE UNDER DRIP IRRIGATION

12:10

Final Discussion followed by Closing Lunch

13:30

End of Conference

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Who Should Attend?

Farm & Plantation investors/owners, Asset management companies, Private equities, investment banks & agricultural funds company, Fertilizer suppliers, Seeds, biotech & agro-chemicals producers/traders, Machinery companies, Tax & legal experts, Insurance & risk management consultants, irrigation industry, food companies/buyers, agri commodity traders, government organization and investment board

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