14 – 16 November 2022 CTICC, Cape Town.
AFTER a 2 year absence, the 5th Annual African Agri Investment Indaba is back in Cape Town from 14 – 16 November 2022. Bringing together over 1 100 key stakeholders – from governments, banks, financiers, investors, project owners, project developers, commercial farmers and the agri and food processing industry – to discuss trends that will influence food and agribusiness economics over the next decade in Africa.
As part of the two-day conference agenda, a highlight is the DFI Forum which will look at previous experiences and lessons learned from DFI investment and how they transform food systems in developing countries. Featured speaking companies include AfDB, AgriFI, EBRD, IFC, Proparco, IFU, FMO, Norfund and more.
Delegates are encouraged to secure your place and conduct real business through our dedicated matchmaking service and high-level networking sessions. In the wake of global disruptions, it’s time to re-connect, re-engage and re-evaluate agrifood opportunities on the African continent.
Media partner CBN spoke to Ben Leyka, the CEO of the African Agri Council, organisers of the African Agri Investment Indaba.
- What is the DFI Forum and its significance?
A: The DFI Forum is a dedicated platform for global Development Financial Institutions to showcase their individual and combined efforts to achieve food security in Africa. A first of its kind at the Agri Indaba, participating DFIs will highlight opportunities for the private sector and African governments to collaborate closely as they introduce tailor-made solutions for a food insecure continent.
- With all these international funders taking part, what are the expected outcomes?
A: Promote the African continent as an agriculture business and investment destination and facilitate the flow of capital into bankable projects to increase production capacity and strengthen African food systems.
- Does investment from these bodies require sanction from our Dept. of Agriculture?
A: No they do not. However it is important for the South African national Department of Agriculture to highlight policy reforms shaping the South African business environment to encourage FDI into the sector.
- Is the brief to the speakers to highlight successful (or otherwise) projects throughout the region or to identify issues or blockages that hamper development initiatives?
A: Both. The Agri Indaba’s speaker faculty will highlight opportunities, challenges and trends dominating the business of food and agriculture across African countries.
For more information and to register as a delegate visit: https://www.agri-indaba.com/register