Democratic Republic of Congo has recently launched its first agricultural business parkspread across 75,000 hectare. DRC’s President Joseph Kabila has pledged to reform Congo’s agriculture sector. The country has as much as 80 million hectares of arable land and some 70 percent of its population are involved in farming. However, commercial farming is yet to take off. DRC spent a whopping $1.5 billion on food imports in 2014 alone. How will this agribusiness park and other initiatives transform DRC’s agriculture sector?
Get answers at 4th Commercial Farm Africa on 7-9 October, 2015 in Lusaka, Zambia, from a special session on DRC:
Transforming DRC’s Land into Profitable Commercial Farm
- Land concession issues & lease tenure
- Government’s plans & development status of agribusiness parks
- Infrastructure development to support agri sector growth
- Labour cost & access to input materials
- Successful case study
- Domestic markets prospect & export potential
Dr. John Mususa Ulimwengu, Senior Advisor Agriculture & Rural Development
to Prime Minister of Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC
Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI – International Food Policy Research Institute
The summit will also look into the modern farming practices and soil conservation techniques that can make commercial farming in Africa efficient and profitable. AGCO Corporation, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, inaugurated its Future Farm and Learning Center near Lusaka, Zambia recently. The center is aimed at empowering local communities to develop a sustainable food production system and increase farm productivity by implementing modern farming techniques. AGCO Corporation is a distinguished speaker at the conference as well as a networking reception sponsor. Soil Capital – a specialist in soil conservation techniques, focused at African commercial farming will also be sharing their expertise at the event. Session details below:
Modernisation & Mechanisation of Farming Practice – Successful Case Study
Louisa Parker-Smith, Manager – External Affairs, AGCO Corporation
Healthy Soils, Profitable Farms: How Soil Conservation Techniques Lead to Success in Large-Scale Farming
- How to improve soil health and reduce farm costs
- Conservation agriculture in Africa : Facts and experiences
Thomas Lecomte, Director of Consulting, Soil Capital
Full agenda with complete list of speakers and sessions is now available online.
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