Agribusiness in Africa

Organizing Farmers of the Future

January 23, 2017

Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin, Germany


The theme for the 2017 AGCO Africa Summit is Organizing Farmers of the Future and will cover the following topics:

  • How to secure maximum ‘value’ from value chains for the farmers that participate in them; 


  • How to align agribusiness and farmer based organizations as co-creators of rural wealth through agricultural development; and


  • How the youth and information and communication technologies (ICT) can as a driver of change, catalyzing new ways of organizing the Farmers of the Future.


08:00 am - 09:00 am


09:00 am - 09:30 am

Opening & Welcome Remarks

09:30 am - 09:45 am

Keynote Speech

Political Strategies and Actions to Boost African Agriculture

09:45 am - 10:45 am

Panel Discussion

Political and Economic Framework for Doing Business in Africa

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Coffee Break

11:15 am - 11:30 am

Keynote Speech

Trends and Opportunities for Organizing the Farmers of the Future

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Panel Discussion

Aligning Agribusiness and Farmer Based Organizations as Co-Creators of Rural Wealth Through Agricultural Development

12:30 pm - 01:45 pm

Lunch Break

01:45 pm - 02:00 pm

Keynote Speech

A New Perspective on the Relationships Between Europe and Africa

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Panel Discussion

Evolving Value Chain Strategies and Securing Maximum ‘Value’ for Farmers - Where next?

03:00 pm - 03:50 pm

Flash Presentations

Tracking Ahead of the Curve with Youth and ICT Trends: A Glimpse into Future Models of Farmer Organization

03:50 pm - 04:05 am

Closing Speech

04:05 pm - 04:20 pm

Closing Remarks

04:20 pm

Coffee and Get Together

07:00 pm

Evening Reception