Agribusiness Congress East Africa

  • 01st February 2016
  • by secretary

27 – 28 January 2016. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This two-day interactive forum and exhibition brought together key public and private stakeholders from across the East African agricultural sector.

The 2016 conference programme included panel discussions and presentations such as access to markets and cross border trading, the promotion of livestock production and productivity to match

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supply and demand and ensuring food security and commercial market viability.


  • Juliet Kariuki, the Executive Director of the Tanzanian Investment Centre discussing the role of public and private partnerships
  • Mark Blackett, the Regional Representative of Veco East Africa,
  • Leonard Msemakweli, General Secretary from the Ugandan Co-operative Alliance,
  • Johann Kotzé the Head of Agiculture Africa from First National Bank

The Agribusiness Congress East Africa analysed critical, strategic and practical issues, including actualising development and growth in agriculture, turning farming into a profitable business and decreasing post-harvest losses amidst the challenges posed by climate change.

Extract of the programme:

Session 1.3
Investment: Successful partnership models to attract investors to the East African Agricultural Corridor
Three key perspectives will be highlighted during this session:
  • The role of Public and Private Partnerships
  • Exploring the role of Public and Private Partnerships in a successful economy
  • Case study presentation: The effect of private investment to increase efficiencies and enhance productivity in the agri-value chain with a focus on agro-processing
Understanding the role of co-operatives and the link between farmers and producers
  • Livestock trade and marketing development: a commercial, efficient and internationally competitive industry
  • Encouraging the development of a commercially oriented, efficient and internationally competitive livestock industry
  • Promoting investment in the dry lands of East Africa
  • Increasing smallholder livestock enterprises through production diversification
Promotion of livestock production and productivity to match supply and demand
  • A new generation of co-operatives within a changed domestic and global environment