6th Commercial Farm Africa,

30-31 Oct, 2019 - Nairobi, KENYA

  • Corporate Sponsor
    SGS
  • Exhibitor
    SGS
  • Promotion Partner
    www.farmersreviewafrica.com
  • Promotion Partner
    industrialreview.co.za
  • Promotion Partner
    agricinghana.com/
  • Promotion Partner
    www.agriculture1.com
  • Promotion Partner
    www.commodafrica.com
  • Promotion Partner
    afri-industriestoday.co.za

Enhancing Cost Competitiveness in Africa’s Agribusiness


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With Africa’s population set to double by 2050, experts say the continent must replace traditional farming methods in favour of modern technology. African agricultural industries have been hampered by multiple problems, including lack of best agricultural practices, high input costs, climate change, poor land tenure systems, and limited access to financing.

Public and private sectors are starting to invest more effort to transform Africa’s agricultural landscape. They include; modernizing farm operations through innovative technologies like  digital software, drones and precision farming tools, investing in agro related & value-added processing industries, and upgrading post-harvest storage facilities to boost farm productivity.

Agco Africa provides mechanization for key agriculture project in Mozambique - www.agrifocusafrica.com

Zimbabwe government signs a US $50m deal with John Deere for tractor supply - 
www.farmersreviewafrica.com

Precision farming taking off in South Africa - 
www.futurefarming.com

Lots of growth strategy plans have been announced by the African government authorities in setting up new farm lands to promote commercialization of the agricultural sector.

Commercial farming is garnering interests from local and international investors due to the emerging food processing sector which creates a strong market for farm owners.

Poland to invest in Tanzania’s agriculture sector through irrigation farming - www.farmersreviewafrica.com

Chinese companies explore investment opportunities in agriculture and livestock sectors in Ethiopia - 
www.fareasternagriculture.com

Korean to invest 133bn /-in coffee plantation and processing plant - 
www.ippmedia.com  

Attend 6th Commercial Farm Africa Summit in Nairobi to address key challenges & explore new opportunities in this sector.

Key Sessions: 
 

  • LMC forecasts price trends in grains, oil crops, cash crops
  • KENYAN MINISTRY OF LIVESTOCK, FISHERIES & AGRICULTURE presents country’s agricultural transformation & growth strategy
  • OLAM INTERNATIONAL assesses the impact of African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA) on agriculture
  • SGS shares how data capturing can enhance overall profitability of a farming operation
  • Case studies on application of regenerative agriculture for today’s climatic context by SOIL CAPITAL
  • [INTERACTIVE SESSION] Multistakeholder Dialogue: Access To Innovative Financing
  • KIPKEBE LTD on boosting the bottomline through farm mechanization
  • NOBEL AZANIA INVESTMENTS features a case study of large scale sisal farming in Tanzania
  • AFRO-TSION FARM reveals coffee plantation & processing plant investment projects in Ethiopia
  • HORIZON PLANTATION assesses the potential of commercial farm investment in Ethiopia
  • HYDROPONICS AFRICA speaks on revolutionizing crop farming through hydroponic systems & responsive drip irrigation
Sign up now with grace@cmtsp.com.sg for early bird discounts. Send a group of 3 to enjoy further discounts.

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Testimonials from LAST EVENTS 

“It’s been enriching, rewarding especially the networking with contacts made” – Nigeria Machine Tools

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

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

“Good learning experience and to learn more about commercial farming in Africa” – Olam

“Very interesting and exciting. Obtained a lot of knowledge and contacts” – Kapunga Rice Project

“Door to opportunities” – Archean Industries

 
 

News Feed

EU offers €50 million to fund Kenyan smallholder agribusinesses

Posted on : 02 Jul, 2019

 
Kenyan agriculture is about to get a financial boost as the EU has offered a Ksh5.7 billion (€50 million) financing scheme through a facility known as Kenya Agriculture Value Chain Facility. The fund is expected to enable smallholder agribusinesses to access credit.
 
Launched by the European Investment Bank in Nairobi, the Kenya Agriculture Value Chain Facility is expected to provide funding to agricultural companies with “specific investment gaps”. The program has also roped in local lender - Equity Bank to assist firms in agriculture expand their business while adopting latest technology.
 
The new financing scheme will provide loans with maturities of up to 7 years to agricultural companies in Kenya – which is longer than commonly available in the market.
 
The funding scheme is expected to help agricultural companies expand, upgrade and modernise their equipment to achieve productivity, and strengthen integration of smallholders into the agricultural value chain.
 
The financial scheme for Kenya is part of the European Investment Bank’s ongoing program to strengthen private sector investment and entrepreneurship across Africa through new financing and technical assistance.
 
Find out more about innovative financing schemes in Africa’s agribusiness by attending the Exclusive Multi-stakeholder Dialogue at CMT’s 6th Commercial Farm Africa in Nairobi on 30-31 October, 2019.
 
Contact Grace at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147 for more details.
 
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