Making Sense & Profit of Sustainable Agriculture

Making Sense & Profit of Sustainable Agriculture

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What does agriculture have to do with the sustainability business? Everything.
Agriculture is the common thread which holds the global goals together;  from protecting society, our health and animal welfare to preserving the environment.

This inclusive discussion is particularly relevant for:

> suppliers of agricultural products and services,

> representatives of health and environmental protection agencies,

> food distributors and processors,

> NGOs and organic farming groups,

> environmental scientists.

In sponsorship of Knowledge City, Aphropean Partners 4th Frontiers of Dialogue is produced to increase your understanding of sustainable agriculture and highlight the lucrative opportunities as well as challenges in trading between Austria and Africa.  

At this Frontiers of Dialogue, we’ll discuss the opportunities relevant to sustainable agriculture, along with the technological and market changes in Africa.

We have invited a panel from the private sector who will be sharing their sustainability initiatives in sustainable agribusiness. These practitioners are incredibly valuable sources of knowledge and even better, can help you and your enterprise avoid the same mistakes they made. Together, we’ll explore high growth potentials and various pathways to the green industrialisation of Africa. 

The #FOD17 Moderator

Rita Isiba
Aphropean Partners
Founder, Director of Partnership Development and Programmes

The #FOD17 Panellists

Festus O. Imarhiagbe
Fesima Agro Consultancy
Agribusiness Expert, Agricultural Consultant

Thomas Kukovec
Technik-Plus – Carbon Farming Austria

Business Development Regional Manager MENA & Sub-Saharan Africa

Gert Zechner
Ponganic
Entrepreneur

What’s on the agenda?

An engaging dialogue in a relaxed and intimate setting between practitioners of organic farming and sustainable agribusiness in Austria and Africa.

It is said that over 65% of the global population is employed within the agricultural sector. In most of the developing world and Africa, the highest growth potentials are in agribusiness. Technological advancement and market changes have made it possible to drive the green industrial revolution. This comes along with an abundance of opportunities as well as challenges.

We’ll explore the correlation of sustainable agriculture with industrialisation, health, food distribution and human migration.

What’s the point?

At this #FOD17 evening, we’ll learn about the opportunities and challenges of sustainable agriculture in the developing world.

Take into consideration the population rate in economically challenged countries. Now more than ever, the world needs more job creation, food, water and land availability. What drives the success of entrepreneurial companies that sustainably produce agricultural products and services? How can Green Technology and Innovations help build a healthy ecosystem? Which business models are proven successful in Africa’s emerging markets? Why is impact investing crucial to the sustainable agriculture sector?

We will look into practices and strategies to understand what drives success in agricultural innovations and greentech.

If you are interested in the business of sustainability for development, this is a brilliant opportunity to meet amazing people, exchange views and learn. We may not solve the world’s problems by the end of the evening, but our conversations may be the most inspiring.

The evening will be casual and filled with a variety of people sharing a common interest in the Africa-EU relation to stem migration, create a skilled workforce and reduce the reliance of foreign aid among other matters. We place emphasis on promoting leaders of thought and practice with Africa experience.

Previous topics of #FOD17 Frontiers of Dialogue:

Mastering Disruptive Innovation and Technology (March 2017) Click here to learn more
Driving Environmental Performance with Technology (May 2017) Click here to learn more
Corporate Social Responsibility Across Borders (September 2017) Click here to learn more