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
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
First Choice Finance
First National Bank
Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)
Old Mutual Investment Group
Scibus Investments PTY Ltd
Signature Agri Ventures Ltd.
Thebe Investment Corporation