Following its successful 2017 edition, SIMA is to hold its second edition of the SIMA African Summit this year, with a conference co-organised with AXEMA and in association with the South African journal Farmer’s Weekly. Taking place on the mezzanine balcony of Hall 4, this conference will address “Agribusiness in Africa.” Increasing agricultural production through technology and mechanisation and the introduction of a dynamic food industry in Africa will be the main topics up for debate.
“AGRIBUSINESS IN AFRICA: ESTABLISHING AGRICULTURE AS A TRUE ECONOMIC SECTOR”
Encouraging economic growth in rural African regions, chiefly through agriculture and the food industry, has become one of the priorities of development programmes in Africa. For this 2019 edition, the conference of the SIMA African Summit will bring together around ten speakers (including representatives of the FAO, the PAFO, Club Demeter and FARM), all agribusiness experts who are directly involved in its development in Africa. Discussions will address the following subjects:
•Increasing agricultural production through technology and mechanisation;
•Promoting a dynamic food industry in Africa.
This conference will be moderated by Denene Erasmus, a highly-acknowledged and award-winning journalist and editor.
Contributions will happen mainly in English with simultaneous English-French interpreting.
This event will be followed by a moment for discussion and meetings at a lunchtime drinks reception.
Tuesday 26 February from 10:00 – 12:00, Hall 4 mezzanine