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Feeding the World

Africa’s role in solving the global food crisis


1516 November 2012, Hilton Sandton, Johannesburg
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foodsJoin us at the upcoming The Economist’s ‘Feeding the World’ summit. As a supporting organisation of the event we are pleased to offer all representatives of NGOs, charities, government and universities an exclusive 40% discount to attend. Please quote code FAC/​DC when registering.

Gathering progressive experts from the fields of agribusiness, policy, international agencies, science and the NGO community, we invite you to participate in the thought-​provoking, robust discussions, led by editors from The Economist Group.

Competition: Feeding the World conference

foodsWin a chance to attend the conference Feeding the World: Africa’s role for solving the global food crisis, with travel and accommodation covered, courtesy of Sight and Life. Respond in no more than 150 words to the question:

How can we feed 9 billion people nutritiously and sustainably in 2050?

For more information, visit the Competition page on the main Feeding the World website.

Conference speakers

Some of the prominent speakers who have confirmed their presence include:

Tina Joemat-​Pettersson, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, South Africa
Christopher K. Chiza, Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, Tanzania
Graça Machel, President, Foundation for Community Development
Derek Yach, Senior Vice President, Global Health and Agriculture Policy, PepsiCo
Sean Murphy, Managing Director Southern Africa, Kraft Foods
Roy Steiner, Deputy Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Jane Karuku, President, AGRA

Conference programme

During one and a half day of interactive debate, case studies and panel discussions, we will be exploring:

  • What government policies will help Africa exploit its latent agricultural potential, enabling the development of vibrant markets in rice, maize, soy beans etc?
  • How can farmers be supported with the skills, financing and access to markets that they need?
  • How can new technologies boost yields and solve critical nutrition needs?
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