“The fast-growing domestic and regional agricultural markets in Africa’s cities are less demanding and more dependable than those for high value exports. Actions must follow the needs of smallholders as they maximise output and /or prices and reduce risks in production and marketing”
Agriculture for Impact 2013
You are invited to participate in an innovative dialogue on the challenges in securing a sustained supply of key commodities from smallholder producers in Southern africa. During the dialogue you will hear the voices of key stakeholders in the value chain.
When? 1st October 2013,
Where? Holiday Inn, Sandton, Johannesburg, RSA
What will be discussed?
- Sustainable business practices for smallholders
- How the retail sector can participate as a key player
- Contributions of commodity partners and wider partnerships
How will this add value?
A well-moderated platform will focus on vital strategic issues and priorities for smallholder development. The dialogue process will be facilitated to capture and agree viable responses, and forge partnerships amongst multiple stakeholders to strengthen supply chains and increase smallholder productivity.
Who should attend?
Organizations, farmer associations, retailers, commodity traders, donors and private sector companies with an interest in engaging with various stakeholders around sustainable production models and market linkages will both benefit and contribute to the dialogue.
To assure your participation (where numbers will be limited) please send your early request and details no later than Friday 27thSeptember 2013 to Dorah Marema on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile +27 (0) 731771817 or call the Solidaridad office on +27 (0) 11 7887952.
Limited exhibition space is available for organisations or companies that wish to showcase its products and services during the conference.
Please contact Dorah Marema to enquire about this opportunity should you be interested.