Boys tend to their fruit and vegetable stand in Uganda. Agribusiness leaders and decision makers will gather in Dakar, Senegal for this year's AgriBusiness Forum. Photo by: Arne Hoel / World Bank / CC BY-NC-ND

Agribusiness leaders and decision makers from the private sector, donor organizations, governments and nongovernmental organizations will be convening in Dakar, Senegal, next month for this year’s AgriBusiness Forum.

Kicking off on Nov. 25, the four-day forum will have plenary sessions, workshops and business-to-business meetings centered on the theme, “Boosting African Agriculture through Partnership, Investment and Technology.”

Among the objectives of this year’s forum are to:

  • Boost agriculture investment in Africa.

  • Build effective PPP structure to aid in developing agribusiness in Africa.

  • Present new technologies to enhance production and productivity, and reduce post-harvest losses.

  • Cultivate agriculture infrastructure development in Africa.

  • Look into new initiatives for advancing small and midsize enterprises in Africa.

The forum is organized by international nonprofit EMRC in collaboration with the U.N. Development ProgramFood and Agriculture OrganizationPan African Agribusiness Consortium and Radobank Foundation.

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