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  • 1. Engaging the Private Sector for Africa’s Agri-Food Growth | Johannesburg, 16-19 OctoberIn Collaboration with: Supporting Organisations:
  • 2. "If you speak about agribusiness, Africa is THE place to be.” President Museveni - AgriBusiness Forum 2010 What is it …?- The AgriBusiness Forum is an international showcase event which aims to strengthen the Agri-Food sector in Africa, by encouraging partnerships, exchanging best practices and attracting investment- The AgriBusiness Forum is an annual event attracting over 400 experts and decision makers including private entities, financiers, donors, multinationals, researchers, governments, int’l organisations, NGOs and consultants from around the world- First launched in Europe and now taking place annually in an African business hub, each edition of the forum revolves around a core theme that tackles the challenges and opportunities in the Agri-Food sector in Africa
  • 3. AgriBusiness Forum 2011 Engaging the Private Sector for Africa’s Objectives Agri-Food Growth - Attracting public and private investment in agriculture- Highlighting the importance of the inclusion of small farmers in large sector value chains - Sharing experiences and lessons in inclusive business models for agribusiness development - Encouraging collaboration between Governments and Businesses - Promoting the Regional Value Chain Development - Presenting innovative financing schemes for SMEs
  • 4. Engaging the Private Sector Programmefor Africa’s Agri-Food Growth Design… Four-day Forum: - Plenary Sessions in the mornings - Parallel workshops in the afternoons - Market Place - B2B Meetings throughout the Forum
  • 5. Win a US$ 15,000 prize that can boost a project, a Project community, or a company! Incubator AwardThe Project Incubator Award is an EMRC initiative launched in 2008 to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa among SMEs. A call is sent out for entrepreneurs to put forward their project proposals. Finalists present their business projects in front of the audience and the winner is announced at the gala event.Rabobank Foundation is THE sponsor of the Project Incubator Award at the AgriBusiness Forum. PAST WINNERS: 2008 – Agri Business Forum, Rome – Launch edition – CGIS (Coffee Project) - Rwanda 2008 – Africa Finance & Investment Forum, Paris – US$ 10,000 - MUPECI (Soya Project) - Cameroon 2009 – AgriBusiness Forum, Cape Town – US$ 15,000 – COOGES, (cashew nuts cooperative) - Côte d’Ivoire 2009 – Africa Finance & Investment Forum, Amsterdam – US$ 15,000 – Derekorp (fruit juice) - Uganda 2010 – AgriBusiness Forum 2010, Kampala – US$ 15,000 – Bee Natural (honey production) - Uganda
  • 6. Over 500 delegates from Africa, Europe, USA, Middle Who will East and Asia. attend? The AgriBusiness Forum brings together all those interested in Africa’s Agri-Food Growth - SMEs - Donors - Government Officials -Financiers/ Bankers -Multinationals - International Organisations -Researchers - And more …
  • 7. Thank you for your attention and see you in Johannesburg!!!For More Information on Speaking and Sponsorship Opportunities: Caterina Giuliano Senior Programme Manager Tel: +32.2.6261515 Email: CG@EMRC.BE