FICCI in partnership with Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India is organizing an ‘India-Africa Agribusiness Forum’ on 10-11 February 2016 at Federation House, Tansen New Delhi. It is in continuation to the spirit of deepening India-Africa cooperation in Agrifood sector echoed during the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit held at New Delhi.
Agri-food sector, which generates substantial employment & economic growth is central to the economic discourse between India & Africa. Though India and Africa are at different stages of development in this sector, there are ample opportunities for mutual learnings. India-Africa Agribusiness Forum is an initiative aimed at sharing the best practices, showcasing latest technologies, sharing knowledge, exchanging innovative models and promoting business alliances. The objective is not only to increase output but also to create economic opportunities by spurring development of upstream products like fertilizers, seeds, pesticides etc. as well as catalyze downstream activities like grain refining, food processing etc. This turn will generate employment and contribute to the economic growth and food security of both India & Africa.
The 2 day international business forum will have the sector experts and business leaders from across Africa and India for an action oriented agenda to unlock the potential that both India and Africa have for engaging in this sector.
Confirmed participation from African Countries : Benin, Togo, Seychelles, Malawi, Gabon, Togo, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Uganda, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, DRC, Mauritania, Swaziland, Rwanda, Benin, Namibia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, & Senegal.
- Two days International Conference engaging the stakeholders from Africa & India for an action oriented dialogue.
- 2 day Exhibition
- Prescheduled B 2 B Meetings
Opportunities in AFRICA
- Africa's undeveloped arable land is equivalent to 25% of the world's fertile land.
- Africa's agriculture and agribusiness - food and beverage markets are projected to reach US$ 1 trillion by 2030.
- Estimates suggest that if the barriers to agricultural development are reduced Africa's agricultural output has the potential to increase from US$ 280 billion per year to as much as US$ 880 billion by the year 2030.
- Identifying the hotspots for agri-investments
- Commercial farming: Unlocking the land potential - need, opportunities, how and where to engage
- Logistical infrastructure development & management
- Agri industrialization: role of mechanisation, transforming extension services, importance of processing zones & Agriculture corridors
- Consumer oriented production chain and value additions to integrate in global value chains
- Innovative financing for catalysing and sustaining growth
- Resource use efficiency
- Research & Development
- Opportunities for cooperation in Dairy, poultry, fisheries & aquaculture
- Professionals from across the Agrifood Value Chain
- Food Producers
- Exporters & Importers of commodities, machineries, equipments etc.
- R&D experts
- Development Agencies, Donors, Financial Institutions & NGOs
- Supply Chain Professionals