Opportunities in Investing in African Agriculture

  • 21 Apr 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Webinar: Instructions will be emailed to registrants

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  • African residents may attend this special, introductory event at no cost. Please respect the honor system for self-declaring residents.

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As the global population grows from 7 billion in 2010 to a projected 9.8 billion in 2050,  overall food demand is on course to increase by more than 50 percent. With 60% of the world’s remaining arable land and copious amounts of rain and labor, Africa has a major opportunity to become the world’s food basket.

However, Africa remains a net importer of food. The agriculture systems on the continent are the least productive in the world. The newly ratified AfCTA presents a massive opportunity to revamp the food system on the continent.

Join us for a conversation on how market participants are working to address the sector’s vulnerabilities and harness its opportunities through the adoption of modern farming methods.  This webinar takes place 9:00am ET, 2:00pm WAT, 3:00pm SAT, 4:00pm EAT.

This is the second event by the Africa Working Group co-sponsored by Impact Capital Forum and Impact@Africa. This cross-continental educational series will discuss and explore opportunities to advance impact investing across Sub-Saharan Africa in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Agenda topics: 

  •  Arising Opportunities in the sector
  • De-risking the sector to make it more investable
  • Can Africa leapfrog the world with regenerative agricultural practices
  • The Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on agriculture sector
  • How you can get involved

Moderator:

Ms Bettina Prato, Senior Coordinator, Smallholder and Agri-SME Finance and Investment Network (SAFIN)

Panelists:

Ms. Atsuko Toda, Acting Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development, African Development Bank

Ms. Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli, Co-Founder, Sahel Consulting; Co-Founder, AACE Food Processing & Distribution; Chair, Nourishing Africa, Author: Food Entrepreneurs in Africa: Scaling Resilient Agriculture Businesses

Jenya Shandina, Director, Investor Relations, One Acre Fund

ICF Members, Impact@Africa members & residents of Africa can pre-register at no cost. Non-Members may join for a $15 registration. Membership is available at levels for $25, $50 and $95, learn more.

Login instructions for this Zoom videoconference will be emailed after your registration is completed.

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