70 Key agri experts from 24 countries set to take stage at Africa’s largest agri investment and trade indaba


As the world looks to Africa as a solution to global food security concerns, the continents’ agri sector is fast becoming the panacea of the investment world. The agriculture sector is yielding exceptionally exciting opportunities and pipelines. Food security is now being translated into an investable option for investors and financiers. Agriculture has been identified as a long-term opportunity to increase investors’ allocation to real assets and the agribusiness value chain needs to be ready to take advantage of the disruption.

Over 70 world renowned experts from across the world in the African Agri sector are set to address this to a delegation of over 1200 key stakeholders at the third annual African Agri Investment and Trade Indaba to be held in 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.

Some the the prominent speakers include: Col. Ouro-Koura Agadazi, Minister – Ministry of Agriculture
Togo; Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister – Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ghana; Hon. Dr Nurah Gyeile, State Minister – Ministry of Agriculture Ghana; Dr. Theo De Jager, President – World Farmers Association; MD Ramesh, President and Regional Head – South & East Africa – Olam International; Babajide Sodipo,
Chief Policy Advisor on Trade – African Union; Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, Executive Director, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa; Louis Du Plessis, Head: Corporate and FI Trade Sales – Rand Merchant Bank; Rupert Cutler, Director Financial & Political Risk – Parker Norfolk & Partners UK; and Duarte Pedreira, Head of Trade Finance – Crown Agents Bank & Chairman, Africa Regional Committee – ITFA UK.

“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.

The African Agri Investment Indaba and Agri Trade Congress 2018, taking place from the 27-28 November 2018 at the CTICC in Cape Town, is a key meeting place for investment and Agri Trade in Africa’s agri and agro-processing sectors attracting over 1200 international investors, bankers, governments, farmers, project owners. This unique mix of decision makers from across the African agri value chain provides a convenient platform for effective deal making.

To secure your seat, contact Lauren Hansen at lauren.hansen@agricouncil.org

Issued by the African Agri Council, Lauren Hansen, Communications Director – African Agri Council. Contact Lauren on 082 709 0875 or lauren.hansen@agricouncil.org  www.agri-indaba.com



The African Agri Council (NPC) is a network of global executives, decision makers and key stakeholders in Africa’s agricultural industry. It connects executives with their peers, policy makers, investors & financiers and leading global service providers across Africa and around the world. www.agri-indaba.com