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Investment Food Forum 2020

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Welcome and Opening Remarks
Gert Botes
2020-11-17T10:55:00Z 2020-11-17T11:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Welcome+and+Opening+Remarks Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-17T11:00:00Z 2020-11-17T11:30:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Unlocking+Additional+Sources+of+Capital Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-17T11:30:00Z 2020-11-17T12:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Agriculture+Opportunities+in+India+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-17T12:00:00Z 2020-11-17T12:30:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Investment+in+innovation+to+transform+food+systems+-+Presented+by+IFAD Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-17T12:30:00Z 2020-11-17T13:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg The+Success+Story+of+Ukraine%E2%80%99s+Agrifood+Export Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-17T13:00:00Z 2020-11-17T13:30:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Funding+Requirements%2C+Risks+and+Criteria Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-17T13:30:00Z 2020-11-17T14:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Germany+-+Agriculture+Policy+and+Financing Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-17T14:00:00Z 2020-11-17T14:30:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Financial+Intermediation+in+Agriculture Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-17T14:30:00Z 2020-11-17T15:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Investing+in+Brazil+Agrifood+Production+-+the+possibilities+generated+by+technology+and+sustainability Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-17T15:00:00Z 2020-11-17T15:30:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Food+Processing+%26+Alternative+Protein+Foods Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-17T15:30:00Z 2020-11-17T16:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Canada+and+Africa+-+Trade+Opportunities Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-17T16:00:00Z 2020-11-17T17:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Climate+Change%2C+Clean+Energy+and+Agriculture Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-17T16:30:00Z 2020-11-17T17:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg USA+-+Regenerative+Agriculture Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-18T11:00:00Z 2020-11-18T11:30:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Improving+Food+Security+Now+and+Post-COVID-19 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-18T11:30:00Z 2020-11-18T12:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Women+In+Agriculture+-+Philippines+case-study Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-18T12:00:00Z 2020-11-18T12:30:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Women+in+Agriculture+%E2%80%93+Closing+the+Gender+Gap Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-18T12:30:00Z 2020-11-18T13:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Rice+Farming+in+Nigeria Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-18T13:00:00Z 2020-11-18T13:30:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Africa%27s+Agrifood Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-18T13:30:00Z 2020-11-18T14:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Investing+in+the+Agriculture+of+Ethiopia Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-18T14:00:00Z 2020-11-18T14:30:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Scaling+AgTech+Start-ups Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Investing in Nigeria
Bridging the Investment Gap in Nigeria’s Agricultural Value Chain Opportunities through Blended Finance
Aliyu Abdulhameed
2020-11-18T14:30:00Z 2020-11-18T15:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Investing+in+Nigeria Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-18T15:00:00Z 2020-11-18T15:30:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Future+Supply+Chain+Disruptors Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Agrifood in Middle East
Discussions on the Imports, Exports, Infrastructure, and Investment Opportunities in the Middle East
Najeeb ALHumaid
2020-11-18T15:30:00Z 2020-11-18T16:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Agrifood+in+Middle+East Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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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
2020-11-18T16:00:00Z 2020-11-18T16:30:00Z Africa/Johannesburg The+Value+of+Agrifood+Waste Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Robyn O'Brien

Co-founder of rePlant Capital

Tapfuma Musewe

Founder of Afrifursa

Subhadeep Sanyal

Partner at Omnivore

Gert Botes

Content Director at the African Agri Council

Ben Leyka

CEO of the African Agri Council

Gilles Mettetal

Member of the Supervisory Board at Nibulon

Julia Barton-Hill

CEO of Bellcrescent Partners

Najeeb ALHumaid

Saudi Arabia Regional Manager at Farrelly & Mitchell

Jan Willem Van Casteren

Director at eProd Solutions

Sebastian Lesch

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

Michael sudarkasa

CEO of Africa Business Group

Rémi Burdairon

Principal at Atria Trade Investments

Cherrie Atilano

President and CEO of AGREA Agricultural System International

Cobus Visagie

Group CEO at African Merchant Capital

Brian Kapotwe

Country Programme Officer at IFAD Zambia

Anne Keppler

Regional Director for Southern Africa at DEG Invest

Anna Sophia Rainer

Africa Manager at the German Agribusiness Alliance

Roux Wildenboer

Head of Agriculture at Absa Corporate and Investment Banking

Aliyu Abdulhameed

Managing Director at NIRSAL

Nikolay Gorbachov

President of the Ukrainian Grain Association

Wynand Espach

COO at Agricolleges International

Gijs Langeveld

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

Gaetan Herinckx

Manager – SME/Corporate Funding Solution at BIO

Kornelia Iipinge

SADC Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship Support Facility Coordinator at SACREEE

Sabdiyo Dido

Head of Gender and Inclusiveness at AGRA

Moses Abukari

Regional Programme Manager at IFAD

Malachy Mitchell

Co-founder and Managing Director at Farrelly & Mitchell

Mezuo Nwuneli

Managing Partner at Sahel Capital

Jari Matero

Associate Director at Finnfund

Thulasizwe Mkhabela

Group Executive - Agricultural Economics at the Agricultural Research Council

Volodymyr Slavinskyi

Deputy General Director of Trade at Nibulon

Bruno Carvalho Arruda

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

Quentin Rukingama

Managing Partner at JBQ Africa

Sarah El Ouadili

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

Simone Sala

Senior Technical Specialist, ICT for Development at IFAD


Agricultural Investment Directorate Director at the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture

Luis Rua

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

Wojtek Boniaszczuk

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

Johannes Buschmeier

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

Gerhard Visagie

CEO of AgVentures

Custodio Mucavele

Country Programme Officer for IFAD Mozambique

Michelle Adelman

CEO of Accite Holdings

Noor Ullah

Agribusiness Investment Specialist at the Asian Development Bank

Thaven Naidoo

Southern Africa Regional Coordinator at PFAN

Pavel Bordioug

CEO of NXT Farms

Richard Ofori-Mante

Division Manager - Agriculture and Rural Finance at AfDB

Roger Frank

Managing Director at Innovare Advisors


Ambassador at the Embassy of Ethiopia in South Africa

Deji Adebusoye

Principal at Sahel Capital

Nuradin Osman

President and CEO of Grosso Foods

Tsitsi Musasike

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

Uche Olukoju

VP - Business Operations at AirSmat

Nate Halverson

Journalist, Reporter and Producer at Reveal

Stephen Awuah

Senior Manager for Ghana at Farrelly & Mitchell

Vanessa Adams

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

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