In an effort to promote the Agro-trade between Africa and the Middle-East, the third edition of the Meet the Farmers’ Conference (MTFC) has been launch in Accra.
The Conference is aimed at connecting large scale Agro-commodity producers to buyers alike. Stakeholders from Africa and the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) will come together during the 2-day event, starting from November 27 to November 28, 2019, in Dubai,
This is expected to result in networking, collaborations, and to form a sustainable business partnerships across borders.
Announcing the theme for this year’s conference: Crenov8 Consulting, the official organizers of the conference, highlighted the impact of food security on the growing world population and the need for increased trade activities and technology innovation across the agribusiness landscape. “Our theme this year is ‘Creating a Sustainable Future’ and is anchored on our big vision to sustain Agriculture and food production by facilitating trade and promoting technology use in Agriculture.
With the MTFC platform, large and small-scale farmers can tap into the US$100 billion market in Dubai, that’s why we are partnering with relevant stakeholders across both public and private sectors to help us aggregate farmers to export Agric produce to the UAE and the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council”.
This year’s conference, like the subsequent ones, would have the full patronage and support of the Ministry of Economy, UAE and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.
We also have new partners to the MTFC Global Project; Gracia Farms. the largest hydroponics farm in the UAE is supporting this initiative as a way of adding value to the AgricTech aspect and Ethiopian Airlines. the “Official Airline Carrier’ of the Conference. positions it as the ‘Go-to’ airline for agribusiness stakeholders attending MTFC 20l9.
As part of the MTFC initiative, Crenov8 is also looking to support Agri Technology Entrepreneurship in Africa through the ’lnnov8Agrlc Challenge’.
This is a competition that looks to promote innovative enterprises that focus on agriculture and help them improve their business operations while providing a platform to showcase their ideas. Selected businesses will have the opportunity to exhibit and participate in regional media events.
As an incentive, winners from each region will battle for the US$ 5,000 grand prize and will be given the opportunity to exhibit at the MTFC Finale, as well as follow-on funding and investment opportunities. They will also have access to a high worth pool of investors and customers at the conference.