Posted by: APO | 28 May 2010

AgriBusiness Forum 2010 Invites US entrepreneurs to Kampala, Uganda / EMRC expects a strong US presence at this year’s AgriBusiness Forum 2010

 

AgriBusiness Forum 2010 Invites US entrepreneurs to Kampala, Uganda / EMRC expects a strong US presence at this year’s AgriBusiness Forum 2010

 

KAMPALA, Uganda, May 28, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Organisers of the AgriBusiness Forum 2010 invite interested stakeholders, businesses, financial organisations and industrialists from the US agro-food and related sectors – bio and organic agriculture, finance, ICT, human capacity, infrastructure- to attend the upcoming AgriBusiness Forum in October. Organised annually since 2004, the forum will be held in Africa for the second consecutive time.

Jointly organised by EMRC and the Government of the Republic of Uganda, the AgriBusiness Forum 2010 will take place from October the 3rd to the 6th in Kampala, Uganda. AgriBusiness 2010 will focus on the theme of “Food Security: a Business Opportunity” and the potential of the African private sector in improving global food access.

 

The AgriBusiness Forum 2010 will approach the current food security issue as an opportunity to boost the African agro-food sector, attract investors to the continent and create new local and international business partnerships.

 

The AgriBusiness Forum 2010 will gather around 400 professionals including representatives of the private and public sectors, entrepreneurs, investors, bankers, consultants, multinationals, development agencies, research institutes, foundations and international organisations from Africa, Europe, America and Asia.

 

“Food security is a global concern that requires global input if we are to find sustainable long-term solutions. Traditionally we have had strong African and European representation at our Forums, we’d like to boost the number of American attendees at this year’s event. Many regions across Africa provide the ideal environment for successful food production, we’d like to present the myriad of knowledge-sharing, export and investment opportunities to a broader audience so we can drive strong and stable global partnerships for Africa’s growth.” Idit Miller, Vice-President & Managing Director, EMRC.

 

Over the 4 days of the Forum, the shores of Lake Victoria will buzz as delegates attending the conference put their heads together and discuss the role of the private sector in improving global food access and sustainable agricultural development, increasing agricultural productivity, organised agriculture, biofuels, pre and post-harvest intervention, commodities, inputs, R&D, private sector growth and investment.

The AgriBusiness Forum 2010 is hosted by the Government of the Republic of Uganda and organized in collaboration with the FAO and the Rabobank Foundation. Current partners also include the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Syngenta Foundation, USAID, Stanbic Bank, the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF), KPMG, Windrock International, the European Union, and the East African Community (EAC). Other partners also include the international press.

Registration has opened – participants registering before the 20th of June will enjoy a 20% early bird reduction. For more information we urge you to visit our website at http://www.emrc.be.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Sarah-Jane Boden

EMRC Media and Communications Manager

Tel. : +32 2 626 1517

Fax : +32 2 626 1516

Brussels, Belgium

sb@emrc.be

 

 

About EMRC

Established in Brussels in 1992, EMRC is an international non-profit organisation whose mission is to promote sustainable economic development in Africa through the growing of business partnerships with a specific focus on economic and trade relations with the private sector that drive regional change across the continent.

 

About AgriBusiness Forum

An annual business Forum that aims to contribute to the sustainable economic growth of Africa by further developing its agriculture and agro-food industry, with the expertise, experience and involvement of knowledgeable individuals and institutions. The event gathers industry leaders, cooperatives, SMEs, Financers, Government Officals, NGOs, Research Institutes, Int’l Organisations, Multinationals and Donors.

 

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EMRC


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