What is it?
The Agriculture Summit Africa is a yearly event targeted at bringing all actors in the private and public sector in the agric sector across Africa together for deliberations, panel discussions and policy engagements that will drive growth in the agricultural industry and enable thought leadership in the Agric space.

When is the event?
The event is slated for the 23rd and 24th of September, 2020.

Where is the venue?
The event will be held online and streamed across major social media platforms. Interested participants can register on www.agricsummit.org

What is the time?
The time is 9 am daily.

What is the theme?
The theme for the 2020 summit is “Fast Forward Agriculture – Exploiting the Next Revolution ”

Who is the keynote speaker?
The keynote speakers include: Akinwunmi Adesina – President, Africa Development Bank DR. Kwesi Atta-Krah - Director, Advocacy and Country Alignment Function (ACAF), in the Office of the Director General, IITA

Who are the technical partners for the event?
Mastercard Foundation
Flour Mills Nigeria PLC
Dufil Prima

Who are the special guests of Honour?
Professor Yemi Osinbajo – Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Godwin Emefiele – Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria
Ben Ayade – Executive Governor, Cross River State
Senator Atiku Bagudu - Executive Governor, Kebbi State
Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono – Honorable Minister, Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development
His Royal Highness, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Adewusi, Ojaja II
His Royal Majesty (HRM), Oba Abdulwasiu Omogbolahan Lawal, the Oniru of Iru Kingdom

Who is invited?
Farmers, policy makers, agribusiness investors, financiers, Development Finance Institutions, government officials, entrepeneurs and the general public etc. across Africa

How can I register?
Visit www.agricsummit.org

How long has it been running?
This will be the third consecutive edition

Is registration strictly by invitation?
It is strongly recommended that attendees register to secure spaces as the event will hold online for registered attendees

Is it only for the banks’ customers?
No, all those who have interest in the African agriculture sector or are currently running agribusinesses can register to attend.

Is attendance to the summit free?

What should I be expecting to see at the event?
This year’s summit will focus on 5 key areas
Increasing the involvement of key stakeholders across public and private sectors in developing policies to aid the growth of the agribusiness value chain Optimizing the sector in sub-Saharan economies to attract sizeable investments to drive expansion and achieve global competitiveness Increasing financing to key points of the value chain; particularly small holder farmers, to modernize their practices and increase output The role and impact of technology and data science in stimulating innovation in the value chain Understanding the changing regional climate cycles, their impact on productivity and adjusting practices to deliver growth despite changing climate systems.

Expected Outcomes
From the session, we are seeking to: Collaborate in identifying and delivering actionable steps to revolutionize Nigeria’s and sub-Saharan Africa’s agribusiness industries for sustained long-term growth. Facilitate sizeable investments to drive increased output across the agribusiness There will also be a project finance deal room hosted online, where companies/ government with viable projects, can pitch to prospective financiers for investment/funding.

Whom can I contact for further enquiries?
For further enquiries, send a mail to customercare@sterling.ng