“Smallholders are a vast and under-utilized resource;
these are the people we work with – whether smallholders, pastoralists or herders – not just to increase productivity, but to nurture the land, to improve their businesses and strengthen market access.”
– Mr. Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development
Amidst the growing global demand for staples, Africa is advocating public-private partnership to boost agribusiness as well as moving towards the upgrading of smallholders to strengthen the market and make significant contribution to global food security.
Having investors working with smallholders is like blending new technologies with best local farming practices to create a win-win situation for all. By fusing the two, higher productivity can be achieved to cater to the demand from both foreign and emerging markets in developing countries.
CMT’s 3rd Commercial Farm Africa Summit, endorsed by the Ghanaian’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture to be held in Accra, Ghana, on 19-20 March 2013, presents the latest updates on the agriculture market, investment opportunities, development and funding details as well as zooms into the various food staples including sugar, soya, corn, rice and cassava. Potential of energy crops investment will also be explored.
On top of that, it offers vital information on how to manage and work with smallholders – the opportunities, best practices as well as challenges – from these experts:
SMALLHOLDER OUTGROWER SCHEMES – LEARNINGS FROM ACROSS THE CONTINENT
– Key success factors & best practices in contracting smallholder out-growers
– Comparing and contrasting experiences across different countries/sectors
– Thoughts on selecting the appropriate model for a given context
Sarah Marchand (Holmes), Senior Advisor
Technical Assistance Facility for the African Agriculture Fund
CONNECTING FARMERS TO AGRICULTURAL VALUE CHAINS IN AFRICA: CASSAVA, AFRICA’S BEST KEPT SECRET
– Utilizing local content to produce beer for the local markets
– Supply chain management from farm to factory
– Local sourcing challenges & working with smallholders farm
– Brewery expansion plans across Africa
Gerry J van den Houten, Director – Enterprise Development
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