An International Conference on “Business Opportunities and Challenges of African Agri – Food sectors”


By K. Ashwin Mob: 00919920183006 E-mail:

Indo African Press Conference was addressed by Hon.Eng Christopher k.Chiza Minister for Agriculture, Food Security and cooperatives,H.E. Mrs Tumusiime Rhoda Peace Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission, H.E.Thabethe,Minister Of Agriculture,Trade & Industry,South Africa,Mr.K.L.Daga-IACCI, Dr.Debashree Chakraborty Advisor-agro Sector and H.E.Mr.Jose Condungua Pacheco,Minsiter of Agriculture,Mozambique at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai.

The imbalances between demand, supply and various changes that occur in the international trade have given rise to the recent crises in the global food markets. According to the UN medium variant projections (UN, 2004), global population is set to increase from approximately 6 billion in 1995 to 8 billion in 2025, with over 98 per cent of this increase in developing countries. To meet the rising demands for food requirements, various overseas large scale agricultural investments are required. Densely populated developing countries, including countries in the Eastern Europe where little land is available for area expansion, therefore have yield gap. Countries in Asia, Western Europe and the Middle East with high population density and limited suitable land available for cultivation, whereas in African countries, large tracts of cultivable land are available for agricultural expansion.Agricultural performance has improved since laast 2 decades,but growth is not yet fast enough to the meet challenges.

The conference is aimed to build a linkage between African countries and India to discuss various opportunities and challenges in agriculture and food processing. This platform will bring together all stakeholders of agriculture like – leading policy makers, scientists, public sector, private sectors, farmers, food processors, plant machinery manufacturers/ suppliers, investment institutions, financial organizations of all the representing countries to discuss and draw a roadmap for developing Africa as a world leader in successful agricultural production and thereby assuring food security to the world.

About Indo-African Chamber of Commerce & Industries

Indo-African Chamber of Commerce & Industries was established in the year 1985, under the companies Act 1956. It provides a dynamic institutional link for the promotion of commercial and economic relations between India and African Countries. As an Active forum for Indian businessmen who have close contacts with the African World. The Chamber constantly strives to identify new areas of mutual co-operation and ensure the smooth flow of trade, investment joint ventures and technology. In the pas few years, India has participated in the process of economic development of west Asia by supplying manpower, increasing trade and making a major breakthrough in construction and project exports. The Chamber is dedicated to the cause of expanding Indo-African Renowned friendship, goodwill & businessmen relation. Renowned friendship goodwill & businessmen relation. Renowned Industrialists and business from the public and private sectors are associated with the Chamber.

The main objectives of the Chamber are to promote, develop and extend commerce, Trade and Industry between India and African Countries. These objectives are designed to be achieved through arranging buyers / sellers meeting Seminar and workshop, participation in trade fair and exhibition, by setting expert committee to solve complicated export problems, searching New market, New Horizon for manufacturer and Exporter, and also Visa assistance.



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