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25 - 26 June 2024, Landmark Centre, Lagos, Nigeria

Experience excellent speakers and visionaries from the agrifood value chain at Market Access Africa!

As we self isolate, we should not forget that agriculture remains central to the world economy. It is therefore important to continue to share, collaborate and inspire – the show must go on !

For this reason , we will be hosting Market Access Africa 2021 on 9-10 September 2021, as a free to attend hybrid event.

“We are excited to welcome industry stakeholders at the upcoming Market Access Africa 2021 – an action packed business meeting between policy makers, buyers, producers (sellers) and value chain enablers taking place as both an online and in-person event”, said Cindy Euston-Brown, Communication and Marketing Director at the African Agri Council NPC. The meeting will feature various high level discussions, closed sessions, and an expert value chain connect team to pre-schedule and facilitate meetings for all the participants.

Here’s a sneak peak of our unmatched speaker faculty:

  • Tapping into the Export Market of Processed Cocoa Products, Shea Nuts, Cashew Nuts, Sugar, Fertilisers and Fruit Products – Buyers and Producers Perspectives Devakumar V.G. Edwin, Group Executive Director, Dangote Industries Limited
  • Emerging stronger from the COVID-19 crisis – bringing food supply chains closer to home Ravi Pillay, MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs at KwaZulu-Natal Government
  • Increasing Food and Agriculture Trading and Market Opportunities through the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Cornelia Berns, Director International Cooperation, Global Food Policy at the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture
  • Producing More with Less – Increasing Gross Production Value Through the Latest Innovations in Fertilizer and Higher-yielding Seeds Jérôme Barbaron, Head of Crop Protection in Africa and Middle East at Syngenta
  • Cold Chain Production, Storage and Distribution – Boosting Local Productivity and Logistics Support to Compete with International Exporters Nnaemeka C. Ikegwuonu, Chief Executive Officer at Cold Hubs will look into cold chain production, storage and distribution
  • The Future of Ag Commodities Trading: Transforming African Commodities Trade Through Blockchain &; Digitalisation Anja Strothkämper, Vice President SAP Commodity Management and SAP Agribusiness at SAP will discuss the future of Ag commodities trading
  • Accelerated Adoption of Digital Technologies and Supply Chain Improvements to Increase Productivity Daniel Asare-Kyei, Chief Executive Officer at Esoko Limited will offer advice on accessing new markets through digital procurement and e-commerce platforms
  • Accessing New Markets through Digital Procurement and e-Commerce Platforms Peter Njonjo, Chief Executive Officer at Twiga Foods will assess the accelerated adoption of digital technologies and supply chain improvements to increase productivity
  • Creating Agribusiness Opportunities for Women – What Can We Expect from Bilateral Partners and Financial Institutions for Market and Capital Access? Lucy Muchoki, Chief Executive Officer at Pan African Agribusiness and Agro Industry Consortium (PANAAC)

Market Access Africa 2021 host partners; KwaZulu-Natal Office of the Premier, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Office of the Mayor of Durban, eThekwini Municipality, Invest Durban, Tourism KwaZulu-Natal and the Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau, will welcome a limited number of participants at the in-person event in Durban, while delegates across the globe will join virtually from 9 – 10 September.



9-10 September 2021

In person – ICC Durban

Virtual – Hopin


About the African Agri Council NPC (AAC)

The African Agri Council NPC (AAC) is a pan African institution that promotes the development of sustainable food and agriculture in Africa. We are a network of key stakeholders connected to Africa’s entire food and agriculture business value chain.

We work with governments, investors and project owners and developers to accelerate investment into bankable agricultural projects, and bring together food and agriculture buyers and sellers and with a focus on attaining and improving access to regional and international markets.

Our networking platforms bring together thousands of members, partners, government representatives, investors, consultants, technology providers, retailers, farmers, aggregators and traders to connect, share knowledge and together help grow Africa’s agricultural sector. For more information visit

We run four annual events and virtual events. These range in size from 400 to 950 participants. Our African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII) is Africa’s largest agribusiness and investment conference. The Investment Food Forum (IFF), Market Access Africa (MAA) and AFTI Summit have attracted a lot of interest from various stakeholders and partners. As an AAC member, you will receive a discount off the registration fees of our events. Visit to see our upcoming event dates and become a member.

For more information get in touch with Cindy Euston-Brown via email [email protected].

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