Programme & presentations

  • Session 1.3
    Session 1.3 - Unlocking investment and trade hotspots in the agri-value chain
    Chairman: Tomson Okot, Senior Programme Director, Farm Concern International, Uganda
    • 2:30 PM
      Developing investment opportunities within the East African fruit industry: Uganda case study
      Speaker(s):
      Samuel Mugasi, Executive Director, National Agricultural Advisory Services, Uganda
      Pdf
    • 2:45 PM
      Panel discussion: Identifying East Africa’s investment trends & outlooks for 2018
      • Where are the investment hotspots within the agri-value chain?
      • What are the recommendations from the industry to meet demands within the value chain?
      • Who is buying from East Africa and why?
      Speaker(s):
      Samuel Mugasi, Executive Director, National Agricultural Advisory Services, Uganda
      Munyala Mwalo, Agri-Entrepreneur - Managing Partner, Agrisolve Ltd, Kenya
      Mandla Mpofu, Country Manager, AFGRI Kai, Uganda
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  • Session 1.4
    Session 1.4 - Propelling access to finance for a commercialisation boom
    Chairman: Rob Grinham, Director, Amatheon Agri, Uganda
    • 4:15 PM
      Packaging capital for the agribusiness industry to get businesses off the ground
      Speaker(s):
      Edward Matsiko Isingoma, Managing Partner, Pearl Capital Partners, Uganda
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    • 4:30 PM
      Extension Advisory Services and Finance for Commercialising African Smallholder Agriculture
      Speaker(s):
      Juliana Rwelamira, Managing Director, Sasakawa Africa Association, Ethiopia *
      Audio pack
    • 4:45 PM
      Panel discussion: Expanding on financial accessibility to reach all scales of agribusinesses
      • What are the realities of capital access in East Africa for entire agri-value chain?
      • What kind of frameworks can incentivise lower interest rates
      • How can commercial banks best support SMEs in agriculture to acquire finance?
      Speaker(s):
      Edward Matsiko Isingoma, Managing Partner, Pearl Capital Partners, Uganda
      Brett Rierson, Head: Global Post , Harvest Knowledge & Operations Centre (KNOC) & World Food Programme (WFP), Uganda
      Juliana Rwelamira, Managing Director, Sasakawa Africa Association, Ethiopia *
      Richard Wangwe, Country Manager, Standbic Bank, Uganda
    * invited
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