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Environment & Sustainability, Retail & Consumer

FT-Corteva Future Food Systems

Winning in African Agriculture

Johannesburg |

Overview

Investors around the world are drawn to Africa’s untapped agribusiness potential. Led by a growing population projected to reach 2.2 billion by 2050, the region has the resources and potential to become a major food exporter and a significant contributor to the local economy.

Despite possessing the world’s largest reservoir of unused arable land, much remains to be done to improve the low levels of productivity. How can life science companies, farmers, government and other key stakeholders work together to restore investor confidence and provide safer, sustainable and affordable supplies of food to the growing population? What challenges are being faced and where do the opportunities lie?

The evening discussions, held under Chatham House Rule, will bring together a select group of key stakeholders to uncover how the industry can work together to eradicate hunger, diversify economies and drive more innovation and sustainability into food production.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 02/25/2020 18:00:0002/25/2020 20:30:00falseFT-Corteva Future Food Systems Investors around the world are drawn to Africa’s untapped agribusiness potential. Led by a growing population projected to reach 2.2 billion by 2050, the region has the resources and potential to become a major food exporter and a significant contributor to the local economy.Despite possessing the world’s largest reservoir of unused arable land, much remains to be done to improve the low levels of productivity. How can life science companies, farmers, government and other key stakeholders work together to restore investor confidence and provide safer, sustainable and affordable supplies of food to the growing population? What challenges are being faced and where do the opportunities lie?The evening discussions, held under Chatham House Rule, will bring together a select group of key stakeholders to uncover how the industry can work together to eradicate hunger, diversify economies and drive more innovation and sustainability into food production.FT-Corteva-Future-Food-Systems-d837cfbd52a8eaff57424fef4d6528acMM/DD/YYYY

Agenda - 25th Feb

  • 6:00pm
    Welcome Drinks
  • 6:30pm
    Opening Remarks
  • 6:40pm
    Discussion Commences over Dinner

    A view from the top  

    How can Africa’s trade policies be strengthened to restore investor confidence and maximise the benefits of a booming agriculture sector? Cross-country collaboration: what measures are being taken to improve global partnerships and trade? What role does the government play in empowering and preparing the younger generation for jobs in agribusiness?

    Small holders, huge impact

    Improving access to finance for small and medium scale farmers, insights on growing profitable crops at high yields, what are the barriers to technology adoption for farmers? How do they differ from large growers to smallholders? What technological trends are in place to better integrate small scale farmers into markets?

    An investor’s perspective  

    How are investors adapting to the current socio-economic climate across Africa? What segments are they targeting and why? Which regions show signs of stability and which ones need additional support? What government incentives can be implemented to encourage growth-enhancing agricultural projects? Progresses in infrastructure, power and transport aiding the ease of doing business

  • 8:25pm
    Closing Remarks