The Hub is sponsoring the 7th Africa Grain Trade Summit (AGTS), to be held October 5-7, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The summit will bring together private sector business leaders, business influencers, policymakers, ministers, researchers and development partners and other critical stakeholders from across the African continent and beyond for discussions about key issues and emerging trends in the grain sector on the continent.
With the theme: “Setting New Horizons: Rethinking Grain Trade for Food Security and Prosperity in Africa”, AGTS has attracted over a hundred private sector companies who will participate in a business-to-business session that seeks to strengthen regional integration and drive business growth. Other key expected outcomes of the summit include adoption of a unifying vision for the grain sector in Africa, establishment and strengthening of structures for increased transparency and information-sharing with private and non-state actors, as well as increased involvement of private sector in policy processes in a structured manner.
The Hub is supporting two Tanzania based finalists from the East Africa Post-Harvest Technologies Competition 2017 (EAPTC 2017) to exhibit their innovations and network with Summit participants. Please stop by our booths to learn more about the innovations that earned them prize money and will contribute to stemming post-harvest losses that lead to food insecurity.
EAPTC 2017 selected three innovators to split $30,000 in seed capital to scale up and disseminate their technologies to reduce post-harvest food losses. Poor post-harvest practices currently result in the loss of 60 percent of all food that is produced in Africa.
This Summit is aligned to the Hub’s goal of deepening regional interaction, increasing competitiveness in agriculture value chains, promoting trade and facilitating investment in technology that drives trade. Check out technologies displayed at EAPTC 2017 here