AgriBusiness Forum 2015


About AgriBusiness Forum 2015

This year, the AgriBusiness Forum* 2015 focused on  "Towards Inclusive Growth: A Vision for Africa's Agricultural Transformation” and took place in Kinshasa, DRC, from 22-25 March 2015.

Over a period of three days, the Forum covered several key elements that such a transformation would require, and specifically the modernisation of the agricultural sector, the creation of a sustainable and inclusive growth environment, and the promotion of responsible finance.

One of the main highlights of the Forum meetings was a special session on opportunities in the DR Congo. There was consensus among delegates and organisers alike that the presentations were of exceptional standard, and extremely well received. If anyone still needed convincing of the opportunities in the DR Congo, the special session would have provided it.

Other important moments of the forum included the EMRC-Rabobank Project Incubator Award, the visit to the N'Sele Presidential Farm and the Kinshasa Declaration.

Over 400 people came from across Africa and beyond and participated in one of EMRC's most successful forums to date.

To get a full overview of the events which took place during the AgriBusiness Forum 2015, please read offical AgriBusiness Forum 2015 summary:

Kinshasa Declaration:
On behalf of all AgriBusiness Forum 2015 participants and after having analysed the various agriculture, agro-industry and agribusiness challenges in Africa, the Kinshasa Declaration was presented during the closing ceremony. This declaration provides specific recommendations for the sector and its future sustainable growth.

To read the full delcaration, please click on the links:


*The AgriBusiness Forum is an international platform created to strengthen the Agri-Food sector in Africa, by encouraging partnerships, exchanging best practices and attracting investment.  The AgriBusiness Forum is the largest annual pan-African agribusiness forum held on African soil. It is the platform to discuss and present successful projects and business models. 

AgriBusiness Forum Previous Editions

AgriBusiness Forum 2013
The Agri-Food Sector: A Catalyst for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in Africa
6-9 October 2013

AgriBusiness Forum 2012
Boosting African Agriculture through Partnership, Investment and Technology
25-28 November 2012

 AgriBusiness Forum 2011
 Engaging the Private Sector for Africa's Agri-Food Growth
 16-19 October 2011 - Johannesburg, South Africa

 AgriBusiness Forum 2010
 Food Security: a Business Opportunity 
 3-6 October 2010 - Kampala, Uganda

 AgriBusiness Forum 2009
 Empowering the Private Sector to Boost Productivity
 and Growth in Africa
 14-17 June 2009 - Cape Town, South Africa