4th German-Africa Agribusiness Forum

  • 23rd January 2018
  • by secretary

22 January 2018. 4th German-Africa Agribusiness Forum: Opportunities and Challenges along the Value Chain. From Agricultural Farming to Food Processing and Distribution.

This Forum served to create synergies and a platform for exchange and networking to a large number of important decision- and policy makers from all over the African Continent, Germany and around the globe within the agribusiness field.

The Forum was be held in the course of the 83rd International Green Week (IGW) in Berlin. The IGW is also the origin of the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) – where over 80 international ministries and food producers meet.

Extracts of the programme:

Opening Speeches:
  • Dr Theo de Jager President World Farmers Organisation (WFO) & Panafrican Farmers Organisation (PAFO) 
  • Dr Lindiwe Sibanda Vice President for Country Support, Policy, & Delivery Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
Working Group 6 – Financing Agricultural Projects “Show me the money – Winning business across the value chain” How and where to capture direct business from programs by financing institutions such as the World Bank and the African Development Bank over the next 10 years? 
  • Diane M. Willkens President and CEO Development Finance Int’l Inc., USA 
  • Benedict Kanu Partnerships Coordinator African Development Bank (AfDB), Côte d’Ivoire 
  • Moderation Asmau Nitardy, Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft (AV)