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6th Commercial Farm Africa

16-17 Oct, 2018 - Marrakesh, MOROCCO

Savoy Le Grand Hotel

"Modernizing Africa’s Agriculture &
strengthening the value chain"


With Africa’s population set to double by 2050, experts say the continent must move away from traditional farming methods in favour of modern technology. A transformation from small-scale subsistence farms to mechanised, more commercially viable farms is essential, said experts at the Ghana-based African Centre for Economic Transformation.

The African agricultural potential offers opportunities in terms of intensification of production and developing its value chains. African countries must work towards reducing food imports and restructure their agricultural sector to ensure food security.

“Africa spends an average of US$35 billion a year to import food according to African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina”  www.capitalfm.co.ke, 9/8/18

The approach to revolutionalise farming methods through mechanisation - the suitable use of fertiliser and pesticides, and the utilization of high-yielding crops suggests a bright future for agriculture in Africa. The next generation of farmers will have the potential to ensure food security and also  prosper economically.

In Morocco, there are presently 9 million hectares of forested areas and 8.1 million hectares of arable land for agriculture. The Green Morocco Plan agricultural strategy launched in 2008 was designed to make agriculture the main growth engine of the national economy over the next ten to fifteen years with significant benefits in terms of GDP growth, job creation, exports and poverty mitigation. The agri sector contributes 19% to the national GDP, 15% in agriculture and 4% in agribusiness. The additional objective is to guarantee food safety and increase value while also decreasing the impact of climate change. 

"Morocco to receive US$236m from AfDB to reinforce agricultural value chains"  Foodbusinessafrica.com, 18/5/18

Last October, Morocco announced, under the guidance of the Ministry of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development, that the kingdom’s agricultural sector will begin adopting solar energy to power water pumps for irrigation. This will facilitate farmers to reduce energy costs by utilizing less gas to power irrigation pumps. In addition, a more robust agriculture export strategy would serve Morocco well.

What will be the role of African agriculture in satisfying future global crop demand? What are the major factors driving global diets to 2035, including demand for carbohydrates, proteins, meat, sugars and oils? How these diets will change the demand for crops to 2035 and how this crop demand is likely to be satisfied by producers?

Find out from leading agri investors in Africa the opportunities and challenges they face in Africa agri sector and their plans in the region. Also how technology can help facilitate  the sector forward. Attend CMT’s 6th Commercial Farm Africa Summit to meet who’s who in the agri value chain! Register on www.cmtevents.com or contact grace@cmtsp.com.sg for more information. 

Comments from 5th Commercial Farm Africa,
14-15 Mar 2017, Dar es Salaam

“Good learning experience and to know more about commercial farming in Africa”
- Olam

“Benefited by growing business network and engaging regional role players” - Teejet Technologies

“It was impressive and very well planned” - John Deere

“Perfect!” - Nordox

“Great experience, practical knowledge shared, substantial value created. Highly recommended”
- Food Trade ESA

“A very good balance of speakers, well suppliers,
a balanced and interesting conference”

“Very impressive and diverse range of speakers and participants. Very useful conference”
- Equity of Tanzania (EFTA)


Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.

Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Contact fiona@cmtsp.com.sg

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Morocco embarks on several projects to encourage sustainable agriculture

Posted on : 28 May, 2018

Morocco has been promoting sustainable agriculture, which contributes 15 percent of the overall GDP in the country, for some time.
The country has introduced a series of projects to modernize agricultural production and improve food availability to alleviate poverty.
Last year in December, Morocco announced investments of €200 million in a solar project under the guidance of the Ministry of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development. The project aims to use solar energy to power water pumps for irrigation - which not only can lower energy costs but also enable less butane gas use in farming. The project aims to increase agricultural water access to upwards of 100,000 hectares of new land by 2021. The solar pumping solutions will be provided by the Moroccan government at a subsidized rate - in order to enable larger farms to become more self-sufficient.
The World Bank has also approved $200 million funding for ‘Strengthening Agri-Food Value Chains Program’ in Morocco that aims to improve and integrate the small and medium agri-food producers and enterprises in Morroco into the agri-food chain. The project also aims to enhance agri-food market efficiency - enabling small producers to access market prices, information as well as connect them with larger buyers.
In addition, the Green Morocco Plan under the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Maritime Fishing was introduced in 2008 to speed up the development of modern and competitive agriculture – with 700 to 900 projects and 100 to 150 billion dirhams of investment over 10 years. The project also aims to decrease poverty in rural areas by improving farm income substantially in the most struggling zones which has witnessed 550 community projects with an investment of 15 to 20 billion dirhams.
All these projects are aimed at promoting sustainable agriculture in Morocco.
Learn more about commercial farming in Morocco at CMT's 6th Commercial Farm Africa on 16-17 October 2018 in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Contact Ms. Grace at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147 for more details.

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Speaker Profile

Ms. Vanessa Adams
VP Country Support and Delivery, Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa,COP, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
Day 1 [Tue 16, October], at 11:45 AM

Vanessa Adams is currently Vice President for Country Support and Delivery as well as COP of the Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa, covering eleven countries. She is a proven leader with strong private sector, investment facilitation and project management experience with 25 years of progressive experience in 42 countries integrating over twelve agricultural and consumer goods value chains into regional and global markets.


She served most ....
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Mr. Hicham El Mouktafi
North & West Africa Business Manager, CNH Industrial - New Holland Agriculture
Day 1 [Tue 16, October], at 02:45 PM

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/181030/speakers/HichamElMouktafi.jpgHicham EL MOUKTAFI is an Africa Business Manager who proposes African farmers solutions to develop agriculture through mechanization.


Hicham, 42 year old Moroccan is travelling around Africa more than 200 days a year. For him, it is a must as “only intense field work can he....
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