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Investment Food Forum 2020

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Schedule

· Sessions
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Gert Botes
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Unlocking Additional Sources of Capital
Bridging the Financing Gaps for Agrifood SMEs - How can agrifood producers find alternative sources of funding?
Sarah El Ouadili Malachy Mitchell
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Agriculture Opportunities in India
Investment opportunities in India's agriculture is expected to generate great momentum in the next few years
Subhadeep Sanyal Noor Ullah
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Investment in innovation to transform food systems - Presented by IFAD
COVID19 on Food Systems globally - IFAD's response to recovery, rebuilding and resilience
Moses Abukari Simone Sala Custodio Mucavele
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The Success Story of Ukraine’s Agrifood Export
One of the world's top grain exporters, Ukraine is attracting foreign investments. Experts discuss the industry and look at opportunities
Gilles Mettetal Volodymyr Slavinskyi Wojtek Boniaszczuk
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Funding Requirements, Risks and Criteria
How can this be improved to benefit the industry? What should be done to change these policies and requirements?
Jari Matero Richard Ofori-Mante Gaetan Herinckx
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Germany - Agriculture Policy and Financing
Hear more about the latest developments and investment opportunities as well as growing relationship with Africa and other emerging markets
Sebastian Lesch Anne Keppler Anna Sophia Rainer
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Financial Intermediation in Agriculture
Creating Positive Impact - What role did financial intermediaries play during the global pandemic and how has the landscape changed?
Rémi Burdairon Cobus Visagie Roux Wildenboer
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Investing in Brazil Agrifood Production - the possibilities generated by technology and sustainability
Brazil is a leading exporter of a wide range of crops including Soybeans. Looking at the latest investment opportunities and developments
Bruno Carvalho Arruda Luis Rua
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Food Processing & Alternative Protein Foods
Investing in increased demand for processed products and alternative protein foods. How can investors take advantage of the opportunities?
Deji  Adebusoye Johannes Buschmeier
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Canada and Africa - Trade Opportunities
Forging Global Partnerships to Address a Global Agriculture & Agrifood Crisis. Discussing the Canadian and African agriculture value chain
Pavel Bordioug Tapfuma Musewe
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Climate Change, Clean Energy and Agriculture
Exploring developments, emerging trends, and the facilitation of finance at the nexus between climate change, clean energy and agriculture.
Michael sudarkasa Kornelia Iipinge Thaven Naidoo Tsitsi Musasike
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USA - Regenerative Agriculture
Looking at the distinction between sustainable and regenerative agriculture and what is attracting investors currently
Robyn O'Brien
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Improving Food Security Now and Post-COVID-19
Food security is a major global concern. What have we learnt from past challenges & how do we change this into opportunities for the future?
Roger Frank Vanessa  Adams
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Women In Agriculture - Philippines case-study
Human capital investment on women in the Philippines is second to the last in Asia. There is a need for policies & investment opportunities
Cherrie  Atilano
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Women in Agriculture – Closing the Gender Gap
Experts take the stage to discuss the current landscape and what can be done to take women in agriculture forward together
Wynand Espach Julia Barton-Hill Sabdiyo Dido
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Rice Farming in Nigeria
Coscharis Farms Case Study - What led the group to seek private equity capital, which then led to Sahel investing. Look at their growth
Mezuo  Nwuneli
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Africa's Agrifood
Current landscape, challenges and the investment potential Africa has to offer followed by some case studies
Thulasizwe Mkhabela Quentin Rukingama Stephen  Awuah
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Investing in the Agriculture of Ethiopia
Hosted by the Ethiopian embassy, recent developments in agrifood and opportunities for foreign investments will be discussed
Julia Barton-Hill SHIFERAW TEKLEMARIAM Nuradin Osman ALEMAYEHU  G/SILASSIE
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Scaling AgTech Start-ups
What impact has AgTech made to the industry and what does the future hold for AgTech? How can we scale start-ups to improve agriculture?
Uche Olukoju Gerhard Visagie
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Investing in Nigeria
Bridging the Investment Gap in Nigeria’s Agricultural Value Chain Opportunities through Blended Finance
Aliyu Abdulhameed
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Future Supply Chain Disruptors
Best Practices to Identify and Record Future Supply Chain Disruptors as well as the Opportunities
Nate Halverson Michelle Adelman Nuradin Osman
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Agrifood in Middle East
Discussions on the Imports, Exports, Infrastructure, and Investment Opportunities in the Middle East
Najeeb ALHumaid
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The Value of Agrifood Waste
How Agrifood Waste Assist the Development of More Sustainable Food Substitutes – Creating Business and Investment Opportunities
Gijs Langeveld

Speakers

Jan Willem Van Casteren

Director at eProd Solutions

Nate Halverson

Journalist, Reporter and Producer at Reveal

Wynand Espach

COO at Agricolleges International

Nikolay Gorbachov

President of the Ukrainian Grain Association

Brian Kapotwe

Country Programme Officer at IFAD Zambia

Sebastian Lesch

Head of the Agriculture Department at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Najeeb ALHumaid

Saudi Arabia Regional Manager at Farrelly & Mitchell

Roger Frank

Managing Director at Innovare Advisors

Pavel Bordioug

CEO of NXT Farms

ALEMAYEHU G/SILASSIE

Agricultural Investment Directorate Director at the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture

Custodio Mucavele

Country Programme Officer for IFAD Mozambique

Gerhard Visagie

CEO of AgVentures

Malachy Mitchell

Co-founder and Managing Director at Farrelly & Mitchell

Johannes Buschmeier

Managing Director & CEO at Agriculture and Finance Consultants (AFC)

Wojtek Boniaszczuk

Regional Agribusiness Head at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Luis Rua

Market Access and Intelligence Manager at the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA)

Simone Sala

Senior Technical Specialist, ICT for Development at IFAD

Sarah El Ouadili

Senior Investment Officer - Agriculture Finance at the African Development Bank Group

Stephen Awuah

Senior Manager for Ghana at Farrelly & Mitchell

Quentin Rukingama

Managing Partner at JBQ Africa

Thulasizwe Mkhabela

Group Executive - Agricultural Economics at the Agricultural Research Council

Gijs Langeveld

International Food Waste Expert & Co-founder of Beyond Food Waste

Aliyu Abdulhameed

Managing Director at NIRSAL

Roux Wildenboer

Head of Agriculture at Absa Corporate and Investment Banking

Anna Sophia Rainer

Africa Manager at the German Agribusiness Alliance

Anne Keppler

Regional Director for Southern Africa at DEG Invest

Cobus Visagie

Group CEO at African Merchant Capital

Cherrie Atilano

President and CEO of AGREA Agricultural System International

Rémi Burdairon

Principal at Atria Trade Investments

Uche Olukoju

VP - Business Operations at AirSmat

Tsitsi Musasike

Energy, Environment & ICT Manager at the Development Bank of Southern Africa

Nuradin Osman

President and CEO of Grosso Foods

Deji Adebusoye

Principal at Sahel Capital

SHIFERAW TEKLEMARIAM

Ambassador at the Embassy of Ethiopia in South Africa

Thaven Naidoo

Southern Africa Regional Coordinator at PFAN

Sabdiyo Dido

Head of Gender and Inclusiveness at AGRA

Kornelia Iipinge

SADC Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship Support Facility Coordinator at SACREEE

Gaetan Herinckx

Manager – SME/Corporate Funding Solution at BIO

Michelle Adelman

CEO of Accite Holdings

Vanessa Adams

VP Strategic Partnerships, and COP Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa at AGRA

Mezuo Nwuneli

Managing Partner at Sahel Capital

Noor Ullah

Agribusiness Investment Specialist at the Asian Development Bank

Bruno Carvalho Arruda

Economic affairs, Agriculture, BRICS and IBSA Manager at the Embassy of Brazil in South Africa

Volodymyr Slavinskyi

Deputy General Director of Trade at Nibulon

Robyn O'Brien

Co-founder of rePlant Capital

Moses Abukari

Regional Programme Manager at IFAD

Michael sudarkasa

CEO of Africa Business Group

Richard Ofori-Mante

Division Manager - Agriculture and Rural Finance at AfDB

Jari Matero

Associate Director at Finnfund

Julia Barton-Hill

CEO of Bellcrescent Partners

Gilles Mettetal

Member of the Supervisory Board at Nibulon

Ben Leyka

CEO of the African Agri Council

Gert Botes

Content Director at the African Agri Council

Subhadeep Sanyal

Partner at Omnivore

Tapfuma Musewe

Founder of Afrifursa

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The African Agri Council (AAC) is a pan-African organisation that promotes the development of sustainable African food and agriculture.

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IFAD

International Fund For Agricultural Development

Ethiopian Agriculture

Embassy of Ethiopian in South Africa

African Agri Council

Building the African Agrifood Network

Nibulon

Ukrainian agricultural company specializing in production and export of grains

PFAN

Private Financing Advisory Network

Brazil Agriculture

Embassy of Brazil in South Africa

Sahel Capital

Unlocking the Potential of Agriculture in West Africa

Nosetsa

Water Efficiency & Irrigation

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Sistema Bio

Creating Value from Waste

eProd Solutions

eProd is a specialized ERP

TEDA

Tswane Economic Development Agency

IFAD

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Nosetsa

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UN Women

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