P51529 Sustainable Agriculture Summit Africa
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Sustainable Agriculture Summit Africa

9 – 11 April 2019, Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi, Kenya

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The challenge of ensuring sustainable agriculture practices is perhaps more pronounced in Africa, than in any other region. As the region grapples with farmer finance and livelihoods, water management, climate change and crucially, traceability in the supply chain, the various impact areas for sustainable agriculture need urgent attention.

Investment is pouring in, aid organisations and Governments are earmarking funds, policies and standards are being implemented, and digital technology is catalysing developments. The first Sustainable Agriculture Summit will focus on the African region, and highlight best practice, technologies, partnerships and real-life implementations.

Discussion themes

  • Sustainability impact areas attracting investment
  • Models for collaboration
  • Sustainable farming practices
  • Farmer financing and livelihood management
  • Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Supply chain traceability and transparency
  • Water management and irrigation developments
  • Improving soil fertility
  • Crop rotation
  • Reducing and managing tillage
  • Integrated pest management an Crop diversity to manage pest populations
  • Digital technology and blockchain assisting sustainability practices
  • Working with certification bodies
  • Implementation case studies across various crops


8:00 am

Registration & Morning Coffee

8:50 am

IBC Asia’s Opening Remarks

9:00 am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Peter De Klerk, Senior Economist, International Sugar Organization


Welcome Address: Key Initiatives to Progress Agriculture in Kenya with the SH25 Billion Budget

Interim Director General, AFA, Kenya,

9:10 am

  • Key crops, trade and investment overview in the region
  • Directives for the sector, and COMESA initiatives planned
  • Responsible Investment
  • Industry partnerships being sought

9:50 am

  • What are the required investments to strengthen Africa’s economic transformation in agriculture and food?
  • Supporting economic diversification and development through sustainable practices
  • Climate smart agriculture – key practicalities and priorities for Africa
  • Mechanisation and digitalisation trends in next-generation farming and processing

10:30 am

Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

Sustainable Agriculture Summit Africa Commences

11:00 am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

11:05 am

  • Strategic overview of the Kenyan Tea industry
  • Sustainability initiatives
  • New projects, and investment / partnership opportunities


11:30 am

  • Emerging priorities and research areas for climate smart agriculture (CSA) interventions in Africa
  • Rainfed agriculture – the impact from climate change, what will the next 5 years look like, and how should the sector innovate and adapt?
  • Delivery models and enablers for successful outcomes

12:00 pm

For speaking opportunities, please contact Jonathan Kiang at Jonathan.Kiang@ibcasia.com.sg

12:30 pm

Networking Lunch


1:30 pm

RICE: Sustainable Rice Production in Nigeria

Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien, Group Chief Sustainability and Governance Officer, Dangote Group, Nigeria

Robert Coleman, Managing Director, Dangote Rice Ltd, Nigeria

2:00 pm

  • Use cases for Food Smart Cities – current initiatives and learnings
  • The case for inclusive business models and what to expect in the next five years
  • Engaging the ecosystem and industry – partnerships and collaboration

2:30 pm

  • Considerations for scale and expansion
  • The future of smallholder farming – how sustainable will it be?

3:00 pm

  • Stakeholder engagement plan and reporting
  • Developing the primary supply chain (outgrowers, aid, agreements, land tenure system, food security, climate adaptation, etc)
  • Role of Government (Research, legislation, trade facilitation, import control, tax policies, etc)
  • Sustaining the Market share (EAC trade block, non-tariff trade barriers, preferential treatment of sensitive goods, etc)

3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

4:00 pm

COFFEE: Uganda’s Coffee Roadmap: Catalysing Transformation of the Coffee Sector & Sustainable Coffee Intensification

Samuel Samson Omwa, Business Development and Innovation Lead, Strategy and Business Development Directorate, Uganda Coffee Development Authority, Uganda

5:45 pm

Chairperson’s Summary and End of Day One

6:30 pm

Gala Dinner

8:50 am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks


9:00 am

  • Innovative partnerships for inclusive agricultural transformation
  • Scaling collaborations and initiatives beyond borders for broader economic growth and impact
  • Emerging, key impact areas for sustainable development and strengthening ecosystem players

9:30 am

  • Where are investments heading in sustainable agriculture?
  • Key overview of regional agricultural trade policies, agribusiness financing, intra-regional food trade policy
  • Emerging financial vehicles for impact investment at scale

10:00 am

  • Addressing cross-border payment inefficiency
  • Index-based insurance and micro-finance: innovative products and de-risking instruments for minimising effects of climate change to farmers

10:30 am

Morning Networking & Refreshment Break


11:00 am

  • Emerging, major trends in agricultural trade and commerce and its impact on sustainable sector development and food security

11:30 am

  • Optimised, growth-oriented, end-to-end global supply chains for traceability and sustainable development goals

12:00 pm

Championing Sustainable Agriculture in Inclusive Global Supply Chains

Senior Representative from Alpha Grain Millers,

12:30 pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm

Illovo’s Integrated Business Sustainability Model: A Case Study in Environmental, Agricultural & Financial Sustainability in the Sugar Sector

Xolani Magojo, General Manager, Sustainability & Corporate Citizenship, Illovo Sugar


2:00 pm

  • How can agribusiness further realise the potential of agroindustry and move higher up the vale chain?
  • Key resources and obligations from stakeholders present and future
  • Private sector buy-in: what are areas of further commitment and investment?

2:30 pm

  • Sustainable intra African trade, food security and investment address
  • State of play for agricultural policy development in the sub-region and emerging areas for action and regulatory harmonisation
  • Agricultural outlook 2018-2027: regional initiatives in Africa and future prospects
  • Perspectives on FAO, Private Sector and Sustainability

3:00 pm

  • Institutional developments and sustainability
  • Outlook and use cases for integrating emerging technologies and ICT implementations in agriculture, e.g. drones, blockchain
  • ICRT in supply chain

3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

4:40 pm

Chairperson’s Summary and Close of Conference

9:00 am

Managing climate change is a crucial part of all agribusinesses and governments to optimise    productivity and be resilient. Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is becoming increasingly recognised as an approach for tackling the challenges posed to its food system and significantly mitigating the risks and impacts of climate change.

Key Takeaways:

  • Major regional crops’ CSA programs are covered
  • Overview of the development and implementation of climate change policies, strategies, action plans in the region and globally
  • Current adoption of CSA pilots and models across Africa
  • Case studies and evaluations for successful adoption, up-scaling and replication of CSA
  • Key insights into implementing CSA and identifying priority action areas

1:00 pm

End of workshop


Packages Price
2 Day Conference + Pre Conference WorkshopUS $2199Early Bird
2 Day ConferenceUS $1799Early Bird
NGO Rate: 2 Day ConferenceUS $1799Early Bird
NGO Rate: 2 Day Conference + Pre Conference WorkshopUS $2099Early Bird
Extras Price
Gala Dinner US $100

Early Bird Rate: Register & Pay by 26 January 2019
Price is for minimum 2 delegates to attend.

*A non-governmental organisation (NGO) is a citizen-based association that operates independently of government, to deliver resources or serve some social or political purposes.

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Peter De Klerk

Senior Economist, International Sugar Organization

Interim Director General, AFA, Kenya

Thierry Kalonji

Director of Investment and Agriculture, COMESA, Zambia

Chimimba David Phiri

FAO Subregional Coordinator for Eastern Africa, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Ethiopia

Nuredin Mohammed

Senior Director, SNNPR Regional Office, Ethiopian Agriculture Transformation Agency, Ethiopia

Robert Coleman

Managing Director, Dangote Rice Ltd, Nigeria

Interim Head of Tea Directorate, AFA, Kenya

Representative from CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security (CCAFS)

Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien

Group Chief Sustainability and Governance Officer, Dangote Group, Nigeria

Mark Blackett

Regional Director, East Africa, Rikolto, Tanzania

Mbalo Ndiaye

Country Lead, Mondelez International, Cote d'Ivoire

Kenneth Barungi

Deputy General Manager, Kakira Sugar Limited, Uganda

Samuel Samson Omwa

Business Development and Innovation Lead, Strategy and Business Development Directorate, Uganda Coffee Development Authority, Uganda

Joseph Wagurah

Regional Head, Africa, Ethical Tea Partnership, Kenya

John Purchase

Chief Executive Officer, Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz), South Africa

Milan Vyas

Head, Supply Chain, Bidco Africa, Kenya

Vanessa Adams

Vice President, Country Support, Delivery, Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa COP, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Kenya

Yohannes Assefa

Director, Agriculture and Agribusiness, USAID East Africa Trade & Investment Hub, Kenya

Sharon Onyango

Financial Sector Specialist, International Finance Corporation (IFC), South Africa

Senior Representative from Alpha Grain Millers

Xolani Magojo

General Manager, Sustainability & Corporate Citizenship, Illovo Sugar

Lucy Muchoki

Chief Executive Officer, Pan African Agribusiness and Agro-Industry Consortium (PanAAC) and Kenyan Agribusiness and Agroindustry Alliance (KAAA), Kenya

Philip Kiriro

President, Eastern Africa Farmers Federation, Kenya

Catherine Mungai

Partnerships and Policy Specialist, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security (CCAFS)

when & where

09 - 11 Apr 2019

Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi
Mkungu Close, Westlands
49719  Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 709 548000
Email: hotel.nairobi@movenpick.com
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