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Africa Agriculture Investment Summit (AfriAgriInvest2017)

Accra Ghana, 5-8 March, 2018
Introduction, Background and Justification
Africa possesses 60% of the remaining global arable land, but Africa is the region that has not yet experienced food and water security (FAO, 2016) mainly due to the fact that its agricultural potentials have not been harnessed for fullest productivity, profitability and sustainability. But Africa is going to be important in global food security as the expected population of the world grows to 10 billion by 2050, with Africa accounting for 2.5 billion, exactly one-quarter of the world’s population (cf: World Population Data Sheet 2016). While some countries in the continent achieved localized food security from time to time there is great threat to personal, community, national and regional food and nutrition security as shown recently in food shortages in northern Nigeria, Southern Sudan and other areas in the horn of Africa. For Africa to strategically position itself in global agriculture production and contribute significantly to global food and nutrition security as the next continent to make its contribution to the green revolution in a manner that is unprecedented in agricultural history, significant Investments have to be made in Africa’s agriculture in such a way as to supply the food, nutrition, agricultural, industrial and energy needs of the continent and the world. 
This means the urgent need for global partnership with African in mobilizing significant global investment capital into the continent in a manner that has not happened for all past decades. There is also urgent need for partnership between Africa’s private sector and global private sector to forge the kind of business models that will propel Africa’s agriculture to levels that have not happened in the last three decades. There are the opportunities challenges and solutions for a way forward that stare at Africa’s agricultural potentials and these have to be discussed, planned for and dealt with if Africa will take its strategic position as the emerging region for global partnerships in agricultural investment for the next three decades and beyond. 
Certainly there are policies, regulatory and legal issues that need to be addressed for Africa to attract the needed investment finance for its agricultural development; but within the existing policy frameworks there are great opportunities for significant public and private sector involvement and investment. Some efforts are underway, but there is a long way to go. Among the issues needed to be addressed are land acquisition and management issues that exude peaceful co-existence, business growth and equitability for all. These and other factors for harnessing the opportunities, dealing with the challenges and charting a way forward for public sector, citizens and private sector driven global partnerships for agricultural investment in Africa will be the subject of deliberation at the Africa Agriculture Investment Summit in Accra, Ghana on 5-8 March, 2018.
Participants
Participants are expected from among all the stakeholders in Agriculture within Africa and the world including Farmers, agribusiness, Agriculture value chain actors, Agricultural financiers and Investors, Scientific and Policy Actors, National Agricultural Research Systems, Agri Agencies, International Organizations, Civil Society and others. 500 Participants, including speakers are expected to attend
Speakers
In all 150 Speakers, Moderators and Panellists are expected to participate

Format
There will be keynote addresses, Plenary, Panel discussions, break-out sessions , showcasing of workable models, best practices and pitfalls, B2Bs, Investment matching sessions, poster sessions, exhibitions, sponsored workshops, Tours and Specialized Fairs for those wanting to show equipment, machinery, farming models and other products and services outside the regular summit venue.
Keynote Address
Keynote Address will be on the main Summit Theme: Global Partnerships for Investing in Africa’s Agriculture: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions. 
Topics
Call for proposals, papers, speakers and moderators are currently underway on the following topics for Plenary, Panel discussions, break-out sessions, showcasing of workable models, best practices and pitfalls, B2Bs, Investment matching sessions, poster sessions, exhibitions, sponsored workshops, Tours and Specialized Fairs:
1. Harnessing the Potentials of Africa to Global Food and Nutrition Security
2. Opportunities for Investing in Africa’s Agriculture
3. Removing bottlenecks to Africa’s Agricultural Productivity, Profitability and Sustainability
4. Policy, Legal and Regulatory framework for Investing in Africa’s Agriculture
5. Land Acquisition and Management for Africa’s Agricultural Investing
6. Citizens and Private Sector Driven Investments in Africa’s Agriculture
7. The Role of Public Funds in Africa’s Agricultural Development
8. Partnerships for Africa’s Agricultural Development
9. Agricultural Finance and Investing for Africa
10. Equity Funds and Impact Investment Funds for African Agriculture
11. Investing in Africa Agricultural Start Ups
12. Risk Management Models for Africa Agriculture Investments
13. Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate and Disaster for Africa Agriculture Investing
14. Investing in Water and Irrigation for Africa Agriculture development
15. Agri Agencies for Investing in Africa Agriculture
16. Strategic Investments in Commercial Farming in Africa’s Agriculture
17. Smallholders in Africa’s Agricultural Investment
18. Linking Smallholders and Commercial Farming in Africa’s Agricultural Investing
19. Africa’s Farming as Professional agri business
20. Investments in Science Technology and Innovations for Africa’s Agriculture
21. Investment opportunities in Africa’s agricultural value chains
22. Seed businesses in Africa’s Agricultural Investing
23. Investing in Soil Nutrition in Africa’s Agriculture
24. Investing in Disease and Pest Control in Africa’s Agriculture
25. Investments in Equipment and Machinery for Africa’s Agriculture
26. Investing in Storage, Warehousing and the Cool chain for Africa’s Agriculture
27. Investing in Processing and Value addition for Africa’s Agriculture
28. Investing in Transportation, Haulage and Distribution in Africa’s Agriculture
29. Investing in and promoting Agricultural trade within Africa
30. Investing in Agricultural and Food Exports from Africa
31. Investing in Quality standards for Premium markets 
32. National and Regional Agricultural Research Systems
33. ICT and E-Agriculture  
34. Proposals for topics are welcome for consideration under sponsorship arrangements


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