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The AgriBusiness Forum 2009, themed “Empowering the private sector to boost productivity and growth in Africa”, was a targeted business forum that gathered key players with a stake in African agriculture to discuss how the continent could unlock its potential and boost productivity and growth.

By bringing people together, EMRC in collaboration with ABC, enabled trans-continental collaboration between entrepreneurs and agribusinesses from Africa, Europe, Asia, and the USA.

This year’s event turned the current food crisis into an opportunity to increase food production and to reverse the decades-long decline in investment in agriculture, thereby securing a sustainable future for African food supplies.

The Forum also set forth key imperatives to strengthen Africa’s agriculture industry that included: The creation of partnerships, favorable agricultural policies, infrastructure development, research and development, market accessibility and access to credit.The forum also contributed to an ongoing discussion on how to empower the private sector and migrate businesses from subsistence farming to commercial farming.

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We seek to empower the spirit of entrepreneurship in Africa

  • Facilitate access to finance
  • Connect businesses horizontally and vertically
  • Create an exchange of know-how
  • Engage the relevant Public-Private dialogue
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