2nd German-African Agribusiness Forum

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Exhibition Area Hanover, Convention Center, Room Bonn
09:00AM - 4:15PM


The German-African Business Association (Afrika-Verein) invites in cooperation with the German Agribusiness Alliance and the German Agricultural Society (DLG) to the

2nd German-African Agribusiness Forum:
Opportunities and Challenges along the Value Chain - Grow, Breed, Process, Package
14 November 2016, 09:00-16:15hrs
at the Convention Center, Room Bonn, Hanover

In 2050, the world population is expected to grow to more than 9 billion people - and this is just one of the challenges which agriculture has to face in the coming years. Climate change and degrading soils are also expected.

While agriculture employs more than half of the African population, it has been unable to feed them well. Africa imports already every year 30 million tonnes of cereals, rice and wheat and it is to be expected more. Many countries, however, were a few years ago self dependent.

Investments in the agricultural sector are therefore necessary. The World Bank estimates that the sector by 2030 will grow to more than one billion US dollars. For comparison, in 2010 it was 300 million US dollars.

The focus of this year’s German-African Agribusiness Forum, a day prior to the EuroTier (The biggest Trade Fair for Livestock) in Hanover is: Livestock and the subsequent value chain.

As a result of climate change, the cultivated land for food dry out increasingly. In these zones, which are currently inhabited from 20 to 35 million people, but still makes it possible, despite higher temperatures, to raise cattle.

Inform yourself about the latest developments, projects and solutions along the entire value chain for agriculture and animal husbandry!

Discuss with African experts and international companies already successful in Africa at the German-African Agribusiness Forum and at the Trade Fair EuroTier 2016!


We are delighted to welcoming the following institutions to the 2nd German-African Agribusiness Forum:

  • World Farmers' Organisation (WFO)
  • African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Grow Africa
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • Eastern and Southern African Dairy Association (ESADA)
  • Botswana Meat Commission
  • Societe des Provenderies Du Cameroun-SPC, Cameroon
  • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
  • International CoCoa Farmers Organization
  • Agri Resources Group
  • Eastern Africa Grain Association
  • African Potato Association
  • International Labour Organisation (ILO)

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information. We look forward to welcoming you in Hanover!