FOODMAKERS AFRICA DISCOVERS, ENABLES, INVESTS IN AGRIPRENEURS

Food Makers Africa is an innovation support platform that discovers, enables and invests in innovative and disruptive AgriFood businesses. 

Our intent is to mobilise the AgriFood innovation ecosystem to impact small scale and community agriculture, in order to achieve some of the most pressing UN Sustainable Development goals and effect sustainable development in Africa.

We have a particular focus on Value chain businesses that are inclusive by design, Technology businesses that capacitate smallholder and community farmers, and Consumer Packaged Goods with provenance and global appeal. 

FoodMakers Africa is the country convenor for Future Agro Challenge in South Africa.

2020

FUTURE AGRO CHALLENGE

South Africa

will be part of AgriTech Africa 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. 

Agritech Exhibition and Conference is one of the most important exhibitions in the field of Agriculture organised by Kenes Exhibitions, with past events hosting tens of thousands of visitors from around the world in India, Israel, Italy, and Latin America.

OUR MOTIVATION

We

BELIEVE

that Agriculture is the biggest opportunity we have in Africa to enable people to lift themselves out of poverty, create prosperity and build multigenerational wealth.

We

APPRECIATE

that smallholder farmers play a critical role towards global food security as they produce up to 80% of all the food consumed in Africa.

We

RECOGNISE

that smallholder farmers are stewards of increasingly scarce natural resources and on the frontline of dealing with the impacts of climate change.

We

UNDERSTAND

that commercial models that are inclusive by design and globally competitive are the best strategy for effecting sustainable development in agriculture.

We

KNOW

that an ecosystem approach with deep collaborations and partnerships will yield the necessary transformation across value chains on the continent. 

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