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

Be part of the growing movement to end Africa’s food security crisis

Organised under a pan-‌African‌ ‌institution‌ ‌that‌ ‌promotes‌ ‌the‌ ‌development‌ of‌ sustainable‌ ‌food‌ ‌and‌ ‌agriculture‌ ‌in‌ ‌Africa, with a network of ‌key‌ ‌stakeholders‌ ‌connected‌ ‌to‌ ‌Africa’s‌ ‌entire‌ ‌food‌ ‌and‌ ‌agriculture‌ ‌business‌ ‌value‌ ‌chain.

Market Access Africa (MAA)  is the meeting place for food and agriculture buyers and sellers – A global platform for stakeholders to identify the latest technologies that will raise the continent’s food and agricultural productivity, develop robust supply chains, scale value addition, link to trading services and discuss policy reforms in order to curb Africa’s annual import bill.

Serving to connect the entire food and agriculture value chain with a focus on improving access to regional and international markets, in addition to reviewing the enhancement of Agri-food development through trade and private sector financin

Market Access Africa is seeking experts with a wealth of knowledge and experience in agriculture productivity, specialising in trade financing and working capital management measures to enhance sustainability and growth in agriculture production, to foster the closure of the financial investment gap within the African agriculture industry. 

Confirmed speakers so far:

  • Bowale Odumade, Vice President: Investment, Africa Finance Corporation 
  • Richard-Mark Mbaram, Director General/CEO, Feed Nigeria Summit Secretariat 
  • Cheyo Mwenchanya, Head of Agriculture Banking, ZANACO Bank 
  • Ade Adefeko, Chairman, Industrial Group Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry 
  • Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, CEO, Cold hubs 
  • Prince Okonkwo Donatus, Chairman, Tetrazzini Agro and Allied products 
  • Veronica Ndanusa, CEO& Director General,  Lagos State International Trade Fair Complex 
  • Chris Maranga, Investment Director, Investment Fund For Developing Countries (IFU) 
  • Prince Joseph Idiong, Director General, Association of Nigerian Exporters 
  • John Amos, Private Sector Development Advisor: Agriculture Finance Business Promotion for SMEs and Farmers Organisation, GIZ Malawi 
  • Leona Archary, CEO , African Agricultural Development Agency  
  • Remi Burdairon, Head of Agri Business, Alteia Fund Management Ltd 
  • Ashish Misra, Managing Director, SNF Foods Limited 
  • David Davies, CEO, AgUnity 
  • Dr. Mthandazo Ngwenya, Managing Director, Bigen Africa

Some topics to be covered include:  

  • Linking Agri-Business to New Markets to Facilitate the Growth of Commercial Farming and Export-Orientated Agro Processing 
  • Updated role of the impending Continental Free Trade Zone in Africa and the opportunities that exist for the Agricultural sector  
  • Boosting sustainability and growth through best practices in working capital management  
  • Role of artificial intelligence in agricultural productivity and profitability in West Africa 
  • Unlocking Africa’s agricultural potential, trade finance incentives

Should you believe that this outlook fits your expertise and would serve to add value and contribute towards key discussions on the sector, please submit your brief profile and work references to Program Director Yolisa Nyoka at [email protected] to receive an opportunity to become a formidable expert speaker and receive unparalleled access to government and industry Deadline for submissions: 15 April 2024

For more information, please visit our website at:

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

See you in Lagos!

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