Session

THE BUSINESS OF CROP PRODUCTION & BIOFORTIFICATION

This session uncovers the opportunities in the production and sale of bio-fortified arable crops (grains and pulses), cash crops (oil palm, cocoa etc.) and vegetables

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About the Session

Crop production is by far the largest sub-sector, making nearly 90% of agriculture’s nominal GDP. The reason is very easy to see – no one can survive without food. Africa is competitively positioned to thrive in this sector. For example, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimated that Nigeria has 70.8 million hectares of agricultural land as of 2016 but only 40% of this is currently under cultivation.
This session will provide a detailed context on the business opportunities in this value chain and will provide insight on what is required to start a thriving agricultural enterprise.


Key Take-aways from the Session


What will be covered?

  • What does crop production & biofortification entail?
  • The Business Environment for crop production type businesses (Ease of doing business, Registration landscape, statistics etc.)
  • An estimate of the size of the crop production and bio-fortification market
  • The competitive environment in the crop production and bio-fortification niche
  • Profit Analysis (A forecast / Cashflow / Wealth creation) – this is a fictional foresight of income generated from crop production.

  • How do I choose a crop-based agribusiness to venture into?
  • What are dominant key challenges (if any) within the value chain I should be wary of – and what are ways to manage these challenges?
  • How do you fortify a crop and is it more profitable?

  • What is the consumption /market pattern for each type of arable crop?
  • How do I identify my customers/off-takers/target market for my crop production business?
  • What are the key pitfalls to avoid in selecting a target market?
  • Is there a market for bio-fortified crops?
  • What are the most marketable fortified crops?

  • What skills and competence are required to thrive in this sector?
  • What regulation landscape should I be mindful of?
  • Where can I get expert support?

  • How do I discover investable crop production businesses?
  • What are critical signals of a healthy, investable crop production business?
  • What other things should one take into consideration in deciding whether or not to invest in a crop production business?

Schedule

Mon, 05 Jul, 2021

13:30hrs, GMT + 1

Global

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