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. Part of a wider Soft Commodities Week, the first Sustainable Agriculture Summit will focus on the African region, and highlight best practice, technologies, partnerships and real-life implementations.
- 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
The first ever Soft Commodities Week Africa is a uniquely positioned combination of 3 separate conferences, addressing the hottest issues in Sustainability, AgTech, digital disruption, investment and business partnerships. 300+ high level decision makers will convene to set the agenda for agriculture in Africa, and how industry can drive innovation, new business models and partnerships for a sustainable future.
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Executive Director, International Sugar Organization (ISO)
Interim Director General, AFA, Kenya
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
Interim Head of Tea Directorate, AFA, Kenya
Partnerships and Policy Specialist, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security (CCAFS)
Head, Sustainable Agriculture Sourcing, Diageo, Kenya
Group Chief Sustainability and Governance Officer, Dangote Group, Nigeria
Managing Director, Dangote Rice Ltd, Nigeria
Regional Director, East Africa, Rikolto, Tanzania
Country Lead, Mondelez International, Cote d'Ivoire
Deputy General Manager, Kakira Sugar Limited, Uganda
Emmanuel Iyamulemye Niyibigira
Managing Director, Uganda Coffee Development Authority, Uganda
Head, Ethical Tea Partnership, Kenya
Chief Executive Officer, Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz), South Africa
Head, Supply Chain, Bidco Africa, Kenya
Director, Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Business, Unilever, Kenya
Vice President, Country Support, Delivery, Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa COP, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Kenya
Director, Agriculture and Agribusiness, USAID East Africa Trade & Investment Hub, Kenya
Senior Financial Specialist, Global Index Insurance Facility, International Finance Corporation (IFC), South Africa
General Manager, Sustainability & Corporate Citizenship, Illovo Sugar
Chief Executive Officer, Pan African Agribusiness and Agro-Industry Consortium (PanAAC) and Kenyan Agribusiness and Agroindustry Alliance (KAAA), Kenya
President, Eastern Africa Farmers Federation, Kenya
Chief Executive Officer, Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF), Kenya
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