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

30 Oct, 2019 - Wednesday

08:00

Registration

09:00

Chairman’s Introduction

09:10

KENYA’S AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION & GROWTH STRATEGY

  • Creating an enabling environment for agriculture development
  • Embracing agri-tech & the potential of vertical farming
  • Public private partnerships opportunities for agro-processing
  • Subsidies & programs to attract investors

Dominic Kitaka, Head of Agriculture Transformation Office

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries & Irrigation, Kenya

09:40

IMPACT OF AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (AfCFTA) ON AGRICULTURE

  • Food security balance in Africa
  • Cross border trade and its impact
  • Best practises
  • Pan African Policy framework: A reality?

M D Ramesh, President and Regional Head - South & East Africa

Olam International

10:10

Discussion followed by Coffee

10:45

AFRICAN AGRIBUSINESS: GROWTH OUTLOOK & MARKET PROSPECTS

  • Assessing the potential of key agri commodities
  • Forecasting price trends in grains, oil crops, cash crops
  • Regional & global trade opportunities

David Jackson, Director of Oils Research

LMC International Ltd

11:15

DEVELOPING AN INCLUSIVE AGRI VALUE CHAIN FROM FARM TO FACTORY: CASE STUDY OF BIDCO AFRICA

11:45

BOOSTING THE BOTTOMLINE THROUGH FARM MECHANISATION: COMMERCIAL TEA PLANTATIO

  • Key success factors & lessons learned
  • Modernization & mechanization of farming practice

12:15

Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

13:25

Chairman’s Introduction

13:30

DATA CAPTURING TO ENHANCE OVERALL PROFITABILITY OF A FARMING OPERATION

Mr. Cobus Burger, Business Manager

SGS Precision Farming Services, Africa

14:00

APPLICATION OF REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE FOR TODAY’S CLIMATIC CONTEXT: CASE STUDIES

  • Resilience, profitability, healthier people
  • Unlocking its true value in effectively managing agri-projects
  • Global case studies: Europe, Argentina, South Africa & DRC

Guillaume Sneessens, Associate Agronomist

Soil Capital

14:30

GRAIN FARM INVESTMENT TO MEET RAPID RISING REGIONAL DEMAND

  • Demand/supply outlook & growth projections
  • Investment challenges
  • Role of improved varieties and quality input materials
  • Yield-enhancing farming practices
  • Enhancing crop productivity for small holder farmers

15:00

Discussion followed by Coffee

15:30

AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT POTENTIAL & OPPORTUNITY IN ETHIOPIA

  • Assessing the potential of commercial/mechanized farm projects (over 95% farming activities are dominated by smallholders)
  • Differences between commercial farm and subsistence farm
  • Diagnosing the bottleneck of agri-investment

Birhanu Tesfaye Mekonnen, GM - Guba Farm Project

Horizon Plantations Plc

16:00

MAKING INPUTS ACCESSIBLE FOR FARM OWNERS

  • Assessing the supply & demand for crop inputs (seeds, fertilizers, crop protection, etc)
  • Government roles in providing subsidies & incentives
  • Sourcing strategies for high quality inputs to ensure strong productivity
  • From farm to fork: Enhancing quality and quantity of marketable agricultural production

16:30

MULTISTAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE: ACCESS TO INNOVATIVE FINANCING

  • Assessing the real challenges in financial accessibility 
  • Role of commercial banks in funding long-term investments
  • Developing innovative financial instruments that are compatible with African market
Panellists:

Olaniyi Oladejo, Operating Partner

Sahel Capital Agribusiness Managers Ltd

17:00

End of Day 1

31 Oct, 2019 - Thursday

09:00

Chairman’s Introduction

09:10

FOOD PROCESSING & AGRO-INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT PROSPECTS

  • Adding value to agricultural products: Challenges & opportunities
  • Optimising agri-value chain

09:40

COFFEE PLANTATION & PROCESSING PLANT INVESTMENT

  • Supply and demand outlook
  • Land acquisition processes
  • Strategies to ensure productivity for local consumption & exports

Meseret Desta, CEO

Afro-Tsion Farm

10:10

A CASE STUDY OF LARGE SCALE SISAL FARMING IN TANZANIA

  • Key success factors – best practices, harvesting mechanization, storage facilities, infrastructure, packaging & distribution
  • Selecting the right system for sisal development
  • Challenges faced & actions taken – New Msowero Farms Ltd
  • New opportunities: Using bags made from sisal fibre as an alternative to plastic bags

Khyati Patel, Director of Finance & Operations

Noble Azania Investments Limited

10:40

Discussion followed by Coffee

11:10

DEVELOPING COCOA VALUE CHAIN IN WEST AFRICA

  • Cocoa market outlook & trends
  • Value addition & opportunities
  • Strategic partnership as a key enabler to promote cocoa consumption
  • Government initiatives & programs to attract investors

11:40

FUTURE FARMS: REVOLUTIONIZING CROP FARMING THROUGH HYDROPONIC SYSTEMS & RESPONSIVE DRIP IRRIGATION

  • Current & future market trends – Global & regional context
  • Latest R&D updates
  • Commercialization opportunities

Peter Chege Gichuku, CEO & Founder

Hydroponics Africa

12:10

LEVERAGING ROBUST, RELIABLE IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY & SYSTEMS TO INCREASE FARM PRODUCTIVITY

  • Evaluation of effective irrigation practices & technology innovations
  • Key criteria for selecting the right system for various crops
  • African case studies

12:40

Final Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

14:00

End of Conference.

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