The upcoming Agribusiness Congress East Africa taking place from 27-28 January 2016 at Mlimani City Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam Tanzania, aims to create an enabling environment for all farmers to participate. Now in its third year, more than 700 visitors and over 50 exhibitors are expected to attend the two-day conference and exhibition that is hosted by ACT – The Agricultural Council of Tanzania and supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives as well as the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development.
In order to create a platform for all farmers to participate; Agribusiness Congress East Africa will once again run the Hosted Farmers Programme where 50 commercial and emerging commercial farmers can attend the event free of charge.
“The Hosted Farmers Programme ensures that Agribusiness Congress East Africa is an all-inclusive event allowing farmers of all scales to benefit from the platform we are creating. These interactive discussions cover topics across all areas of the agri-market and aim to provide viable solutions to the challenges faced by small-emerging farmers as well as deliver the information required to boost productivity for these farmers,” says Agribusiness Congress Event Director, Emmanuelle Nicholls.
Challenges facing agriculture
This year, the two-day conference and exhibition brings together local and international stakeholders, investors and suppliers from across the agri-value chain to set strategic plans relating to regional growth and market accessibilities in the East African agricultural corridors. The conference programme takes into consideration some of the major challenges faced by the sector and includes panel discussions and presentations such as access to markets and cross border trading, the promotion of livestock production and productivity to match supply and demand and ensuring food security and commercial market viability.
According to Agribusiness Congress East Africa Conference Producer, Shanaaz Adams, “The event will analyse critical strategic and practical issues, including actualising development and growth in agriculture, turning farming into a profitable business and decreasing post-harvest losses amidst the challenges posed by climate change.” She adds, “Tanzania is emerging as one of Africa’s top agricultural destinations. With advantageous policies, ample arable land, stable economy and government, and a renewed focus on agriculture, Tanzania is a model East African country.”
The high-profile conference and exhibition will allow visitors and delegates to:
- Network with industry experts
- Learn how to increase productivity through best farming practices
- View the latest agricultural technology and solutions
- Benefit from case study discussions and technical experts
- Apply new innovations and industry knowledge according to business needs
- Build new relationships with partners looking to advance their position in East Africa
- Have access to decision makers and implementers
Applications for the Hosted Farmers Programme are now open. Anyone wanting to nominate a farmer that will benefit from a free delegate pass can visit www.agri-eastafrica.com for more information.
Agribusiness Congress East Africa is organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK.
Dates and Location:
27-28 January 2016
Mlimani City Conference Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania