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The spotlight of the AgriBusiness Forum 2013 was on the current and potential inclusive trends and financial channels to ensure the agri-food sector's growth in Africa, as Sub-Saharan Africa's role in providing food for a growing global population has become an international priority.

Rwanda has shown the rest of the continent that if the right policies and environment are established, business can thrive and SMEs can flourish within the agricultural sector. Throughout the forum, the emphasis was on making sure the public sector together with the private sector establish coherent policies parallel to easier ways to access financing and technology.

The forum gathered 400 participants representing 41 countries from four continents.

Presentations focused on Rwanda, the East African region and the continent as a whole with private and public sector representatives providing the necessary insight and policy evaluations to ensure forum participants left with an in-depth understanding to what lies ahead for the sector's future.

As usual, the forum was also successful in ensuring that networking occured amongst participants, speakers and partners. Over 600 B2B meetings took place over two afternoons.

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