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