The potential for growth in Sustainable Agriculture in Africa is well documented and understood, however it
has not been realised. Currently agriculture-related industries such as primary processing accounts for
nearly half of all economic activity in sub-Saharan Africa, while the continent spends $25bn each year
importing food (Source: World Bank) and still has significant food risk and nutritional deficiencies in many
regions. This is despite the fact that the continent holds much of the world’s potential agricultural land.
The development of agriculture and food trade is key to the transformation and growth of African economies.
It is against this background that, the African Agri Investment Indaba is designed to help shape interventions
and conversations that will translate into action, results and impact.
Over 90 world renowned experts from across the world in the African Agri sector are set to address a
delegation of over 800 key stakeholders at the highly anticipated third annual African Agri Investment Indaba
to be held on 27 – 28 November this year in Cape Town, South Africa (www.agri-indaba.com). This year, the
African Agri Investment Indaba will be co-located with the Agri Trade Congress Africa, making this platform
the largest trade and investment gathering in agriculture on the African continent.
“There has never been a more critical moment to effectively build stronger platforms for trade and
investment. This is the most important platform for promoting the development, adaptation, and scaling of
innovative solutions to enable agricultural trade and investment in Africa” says Ben Leyka, Executive
Director of the African Agri Council.
Some the the prominent speakers include:
● Hon. Dr Nurah Gyeile, State Minister, Ministry of Agriculture. Ghana
● Beverley Schäfer, Minister of Economic Opportunities, Ministry of Economic Opportunities and
Agriculture Western Cape Government. South Africa
● Col. Ouro-Koura Agadazi, Minister, Ministry of Agriculture. Togo
● Dr. Patrick Kormawa, Subregional Coordinator, Southern Africa, Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations (FAO). Sierra Leone
● H.E. Albert Muchanga, Commissioner for Trade and Industry, African Union Commission. Zambia
● Hon. Sebastian Kopulande, Member of Parliament. Chief Executive Officer, Zambian International
Trade & Investment Centre (ZITIC). Zambia
● Nozipho Mdawe, COO, Transnet National Ports Authority. South Africa