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African Agribusinesses to be Linked to Investors at 2019 Annual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF)

AGRF 2019

Accra, Ghana, 01 August 2019 – The2019 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) that will be held in Accra, Ghana September 3-6, will  feature The Agribusiness Deal Room where companies seeking capital will be matched with potential investors, partners and funders.

Founded in 2006 following a call by the late Kofi Annan, the AGRF has grown over the years into what is widely considered to be the world’s premier forum for African agriculture, bringing together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape to take practical actions and share lessons that will move African agriculture forward.

Under the leadership of the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Akufo-Addo, and the theme of Grow Digital: Leveraging digital transformation to drive sustainable food systems in Africa, the 2019 AGRF will offer an opportunity to seize the moment to leverage the digital revolution that offers many new innovations and breakthroughs that are allowing the African continent to more efficiently and sustainably unlock the full potential of its smallholder farmers and agribusiness sector.

The 2019 AGRF will be attended by more than 2,200 delegates and high-level dignitaries, including current and former Heads of State and Government; Agriculture and Finance Ministers; Central Bank Governors; eminent leaders of global and regional development institutions; top industry captains from the national, regional, and global private sector; mobile network operators; tech leaders and agri-preneurs; and lead representatives of farmer organizations and key non-governmental implementing partners.

The objective of the Agribusiness Deal Room is to support AGRF in driving new business deals and commitments that benefit agriculture transformation. It will facilitate substantive dialogue and connection around agriculture investments amongst key stakeholder groups; enterprises, governments, investors and AGRF partners. Agribusiness companies will be able to meet investors and other partners in order to access finance, mentorship, and market entry solutions to support their growth.
The Agribusiness Deal Room will also create the opportunity for governments to present investment opportunities and outline their investment incentives.

“AGRF is  a great opportunity to link to new partners to unlock additional resources for the private sector. We expect to attract hundreds of investment opportunities and are particularly keen to get local Ghana-based agribusinesses involved,” said  Forster Boateng, AGRA’s Head for West Africa at a breakfast event to present the AGRF and  agribusiness Deal Room opportunity to  Ghanaian entrepreneurs.

The Agribusiness Deal Room is expected to drive close to 500 successful connections and meetings between capital seeking enterprises, investors, financial institutions, government institutions, and anchor buyers during the AGRF.

Interested companies are encouraged to apply by sending an email to dealroom@agra.org and to register for the AGRF at www.agrf.org

Notes to Editors

For more information, please contact: Waiganjo Njoroge, Interim Head of Communication, AGRA at wnjoroge@agra.org or Tel. No: +254 723 857 270 (Nairobi).

About the AGRF

AGRF is a partnership of institutions that care about Africa’s agriculture transformation. The AGRF Partners Group is made up of a coalition of 21 leading actors in African agriculture all focused on putting farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economies. Partners currently include the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank, the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP), the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Corteva, the Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Grow Africa, the International Development Research Center (IDRC) of Canada, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Mastercard Foundation, NEPAD Agency, OCP Group, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU), Syngenta, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), UPL, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and Yara International ASA.

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) hosts the AGRF secretariat. AGRA is a member of the Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA) alongside the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The Agribusiness Deal Room at the AGRF is made possible with the support of core design partners including IDH, AFDB-ADF, Crossboundary, GrowAfrica, IFAD, AGRA, IFC, GAIN, AECF, and Tony Blair Institute for Global Change