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SENETOILE EVENT - Brazil Africa Forum 2019 – Food security : path to economic growth

On behalf of the Brazil Africa InstituteAfrican Business magazine would like to cordially invite you to the Brazil Africa Forum taking place from 12-13th November at the Sheraton WTC in São Paulo, Brazil under the theme - "Food security: path to economic growth”.

Now in its 7th edition, BAF is one of the main events for strengthening relations between Brazil and the African continent. During the two days, about 300 representatives from governments, private sector, academia and potential investors will exchange experiences, discuss valuables opportunities and promote knowledge.

On behalf of the Brazil Africa InstituteAfrican Business magazine would like to cordially invite you to the Brazil Africa Forum taking place from 12-13th November at the Sheraton WTC in São Paulo, Brazil under the theme - "Food security: path to economic growth”.

Now in its 7th edition, BAF is one of the main events for strengthening relations between Brazil and the African continent. During the two days, about 300 representatives from governments, private sector, academia and potential investors will exchange experiences, discuss valuables opportunities and promote knowledge.


Brazil Africa Forum 2019 – Food security : path to economic growth

Topics discussed will include;

  • Agriculture as a global driver of economic growth
  • Innovative agro-energy models on food producing and processing
  • Nurturing a productive agriculture international trade landscape
  • Rethinking water use for enhanced prosperity

 VISIT THE WEBSITE : https://forumbrazilafrica.com/

FULL PROGRAMME

November 12th


TimeEventVenue
09:00 – 11:00 Accreditaton Lounge
09:00 – 09:30

Open Ceremony

Plenary
09:30 – 10:30

Open Session

Plenary
10:30 – 12:00

Feeding the World: a call to action

By 2050, an increase of more than 50% of the currently produced food will be required to feed an estimated world population of nearly 10 billion. At the same time, nearly 80% of the world’s poor live in rural areas and work mainly in agriculture. How can we use the challenge of feeding the world to zero poverty?

  • From the field to the table: investing in the optimal infrastructure
  • Making food affordable, accessible, nutritive and healthy to all
  • Increase the number of agriculture jobs and enhance their labor conditions

TOPICS: Poverty, nutrition, training, job condition

Plenary
12:00 – 13:00

Side Event

Plenary
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch ——
14:00 – 15:30

Embedding Innovative Agro-Energy Models on Food Producing and Processing

About 30% of global energy usage can be traced back to the food sector[1]. This includes supply industry, agricultural production, processing, transport, merchandising and consumption. As the agricultural and food sector contributes significantly to global energy consumption along its value chains, what are the effective business practices and government regulations that can enable:

  • Planting the seeds of renewable energy
  • Using Agro waste to reduce energy consumption
  • Energy efficiency and storage tools to increase farmer yields

TOPICS: Processing, distribution, energy, rural development

Plenary
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break Lounge
16:00 – 17:30

Agriculture 4.0 – Cultivating the Green Revolution

Disruptive technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are already impacting agriculture. From using blockchain technologies for traceability of animal protein to applying drones to map and seed the land, those technologies can increase farmers productivity and yields as well as provide safer and fresher products to the final consumer. This session aims to map how new tech can exponentiate agriculture production and discuss readiness, opportunities, and challenges. On the table:

  • The symbiotic relationship among digital, hardware and biotech
  • Re-skilling and upskilling needs to deploy Agriculture 4.0
  • Human-centering the benefits

TOPICS: Green Revolution, Agriculture 4.0, Technology, Transformation, Innovation,Training

Plenary
17:30 – 19:00 Cocktail Lounge

November 13th


TimeEventVenue
09:00 – 10:30

Democratizing agri-finance: fulfilling potential across the two regions

Access to finance has been a recurring issue to different stakeholders across the whole agriculture chain. Discussing from the small farmer to the food processor perspectives, this session aims to point out some of the traditional and the innovative agrifinance mechanisms available as well as to debate the underlying gaps. Main points of this discussion are:

  • Mitigating risks adequating finance-insurance frameworks
  • Using green finance to boost yields
  • Blending public and private resources to increase access to finance

TOPICS: Financing, cooperation

Plenary
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break Lounge
10:45 – 12:00

Nurturing a Productive Agriculture International Trade Landscape

From 2004 to 2014, Brazilian exports to African countries increased by 131%, being sugar, beef, poultry, and cereals the highlights of those flows. Trade in agriculture between both regions has also the potential to unlock valuable opportunities to other economic sectors and supporting growth. How can we shape an attractive trade and investment landscape that enable companies to fully explore those complementarities? On the table:

  • Challenges and Opportunities for deeper trade and investment relations on both
    sides of the Atlantic (multilateral and bilateral frameworks)
  • Increasing the flow of agritech and agrimanufacture and agriservices
  • Mastering long-term economic relations and the role of the private sector and civil society.

TOPICS: Trade, investment

Plenary
12:00 – 13:00

Side Event

Plenary
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch ——
14:00 – 15:30

Rethinking Water Use for Enhanced Prosperity

Water use in agriculture is crucial for food security as the sector accounts for, 70% of all water withdrawals globally. Due to population growth, urbanization, industrialization, and climate change, competition for water resources is expected to increase, with particular pressure on agriculture. Significant shifts of inter-sectoral water allocations will be required to support continued economic growth. How can we secure freshwater to transition into this new reality and support continued economic growth. On the table:

  • Simple or high-tech, exploring the adaptability of water solutions to different realities.
  • Tailoring policies and business practices on the best use of water.
  • Transforming realities through facilitating access to water.

TOPICS: Water, innovation, technology

Plenary
15:30 – 16:00

Closing Ceremony

Plenary

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