Landbouweekblad and African Farming will present its inaugural Food Chain Solutions Conference this year. Despite the potential of a growing population, dynamic markets and about half of the world’s uncultivated land, Africa is not on course to meet the sustainable development goals of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
In general, African farms’ turnover is only 40% of their full potential.
The aim of the conference is to unlock the immense potential of the SADC and thereby ending hunger in Africa by producing safe, nutritious and sufficient food to combat malnutrition.
“As South Africa’s largest agricultural magazine with a century of institutional agricultural knowledge and a wide network of excellent agricultural contacts right across Southern Africa, the brand name is perfectly positioned to provide a comprehensive perspective from many angles on what needs to be done to exploit the enormous slumbering potential of the subcontinent,” says Chris Burgess, editor of Landbouweekblad and the conference’s programme leader.
This conference, which will take place from 27-29 September 2023 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), will concentrate on sustainable agriculture, suitable low and high technology, as well as unique agricultural financing for farming systems in Africa.
Conference attendees can look forward to the discussing of research and sharing of practical knowledge and opportunities through panel discussions, proposals, stalls and presentations by experts and entrepreneurs.