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African Agri Investment Indaba Conference 2016



The African Agri Council in partnership with Wesgro and the Western Cape Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII), taking place from the 28 – 30 November 2016 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.

Despite crashing commodity prices, a Chinese slowdown and a string of policy failures that are forcing investors to reassess the risk of investing in Africa after years of optimism about its growth prospects, African food and agribusinesses industry presents an untapped market.

The African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII) is the global meeting place for agri investment in Africa. Bringing together key stakeholders – from governments, banks, financiers, investors, project owners, project developers, commercial farmers and the agro-processing industry – to discuss trends that will likely influence food and agribusiness economics over the next decade in Africa.

Numerous experts attending the programme includes:

Hon. Senzeni Zokwana – Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, South Africa

MEC Lebogang Maile – MEC, Gauteng Department of Economic, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, South Africa

MEC Alan Winde – Minister of Economic Opportunities, Western Cape Government, South Africa

Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo – Executive Director, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa – FARA, Ghana

Dr. Nigel Chanakira – Chairman, Zimbabwe Investment Authority, Zimbabwe

Dr. John Mutunga – Chief Executive Officer, Kenya National Farmers Federation (KENAFF), Kenya

Nhlanhla Nene – Resident Advisor, Thebe Investment Corporation and Non-Executive Board Member, Allan Gray, South Africa

Dr. John Purchase – Chief Executive Officer, Agricultural Business Chamber (AgBiz), South Africa

The following are confirmed investors for the programme:



Acorn Private Equity

Acumen Fund

AEGIS Investment

Afgri Investments

Africa Private Capital Group

Agri-Vie Investment Fund (Pty) Ltd

Agri-Vie, the Africa Food & Agribusiness Investment Fund

Camscorp & Chair of Octopus Investments EOC Committee

CDC Group / UK Development Finance

Deutsche Bank

First Choice Finance

First National Bank

Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

JIC Holdings


Loita Group

Old Mutual Investment Group

PTA Bank

Sahel Capital

Scibus Investments PTY Ltd

Signature Agri Ventures Ltd.


Thebe Investment Corporation