I will deliver the special address during the 2018 Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS), scheduled on June 24 to 26, 2018 at the World Trade Center Washington D.C. The topic and time are as follows:
– Title : Investing Frontiers in Africa’s emerging Exponential Agriculture: Special Address
– Timing : 25 June 2018 – 3:00 Pm
As I have noted, for more than 500 years, when technology penetrates into any sector, productivity improves. And when productivity accelerates, human welfare ticks up. The future of Africa is promising because the era where farmers will not need emergency food supplies from government is near. They would become business-people and not just custodians of ancestral ways of living. Yes, when agriculture advances, more than 65% of working Africans will see improvements in their lives and their households.
As a “data farmer” in the continent, providing technologies to farmers, I will use primary data from our operations to explain that exponential yield is around the corner. My talk will explain why agro-millionaires will emerge and how young people are driving African agriculture. And most importantly, I will explain the investing opportunities and the enablers of the sector.
ATIGS is a prestigious biennial business conference and exhibition designed specifically: (1) to promote and facilitate international trade between Americas, Asia, Caribbean, EU, UAE, with Africa, (2) to facilitate foreign direct investment in Africa and, (3) to provide a platform for businesses to expand into new markets. The ATIGS 2018 edition will gather key economic players from more than 70 countries including government delegations, high-profile African leaders, project developers and international investors.
Nigeria’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Hon Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, and former Nigeria’s Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, will present plenaries. Also, the Vice President of Gambia, Deputy Senate President of Nigeria and hundreds of delegates would attend the event. They also plan to livestream this event (learn here).