Instituto Brasil África will hold a two-day forum on Strategies for the Development of Agriculture in Brazil and Africa between 3rd and 4th November, 2016 in Foz do Iguacu-Brazil. The meeting aims to bring together key leaders, professionals and senior level decision makers from Brazil and Africa to exchange information and ideas, find good business opportunities and strategies for the agriculture sector.
Briefing the media on the Brazil/Africa Forum at the just concluded 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW7) and FARA General Assembly in Kigali, the President of the Institute Dr. João Bosco Monte, said Agriculture is very important for Africa and Brazil. He stated more that there are Brazilian technologies that can be used on the continent to improve agricultural practices to enhance economic development.
The forum will engage participants in an environment of network with investors looking to invest in new projects and develop new strategies in the areas of agriculture transformation, food security, financing, irrigation, family farming, livestock, bio-energy, logistic, equipment, nutrition, cooperative and cooperation.
Also to be discussed is the concept of triangular cooperation, looking at Brazilian technology and management in agriculture with financial support from Asia, the United States of America, and Europe.
“The two-day event will not be enough to solve the problems of food security of the world but it will provide the platform for Brazil and Africa to share global knowledge and perspectives on the industry at the forum” he said.
The Executive Director of FARA, Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina and organizations such as IFAD and AU among others have also been invited to the forum.
Responding to questions from journalists, Dr. Bosco Monte said technology, logistics, capacity building and training are critical for agriculture to achieve its full potential. Brazil has made progress in Agriculture and he was confident that with the similarities that exist between Brazil and African countries in respect of weather among others, Africa can also make the same positive strides that Brazil has made in Agriculture.
He emphasized that Brazil is ready to collaborate with Africa to improve agriculture to feed Africa and stressed the need for the youth to be encouraged to go into agribusiness.
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