Des Moines, IA

April 25-26, 2018

Revitalizing the Agriculture Sector Through Agro-industry to Fuel Africa’s Global Competitiveness

Tapping into the enormous potential offered in the agriculture sector by progressing from strictly large-scale commodity production to agricultural industrialization could contribute to spurring Africa’s growth and global competitiveness. By investing in agro-processing, African countries can reduce spending on agricultural imports and strengthen the agricultural value chain.

This session brings together investors, African and global private sector leaders and policymakers to discuss investment opportunities in agribusinesses to accelerate the development of the African agro-processing industry for value addition in agriculture.


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Dr. Wendy Wintersteen

Iowa State University

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Wilma Aguele

Wilbahi Group

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Amina Hersi Moghe Osman

Horyal Investments

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Van Jones

Hello Tractor

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Geoff Andersen

Director, Regional Ag Strategic Planning,
John Deere Africa

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Martin Fregene

Director, Agriculture and Agro-Industry,
African Development Bank

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Abe Hughes

General Manager, AG Division,


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Carol Pineau

Award-Winning Journalist & Documentary Producer,

Forum Venue

ISU Research Park

1805 Collaboration Place Suite 1250
Ames, IA 50010

Reception Venue

World Food Prize Laureate Hall

100 Locust St.
Des Moines, IA

Harnessing the power of the private sector to create sustainable development and inclusive growth in Africa //