Market Access Africa: 21 - 24 July 2020 | Durban, South Africa

Connecting Food and Agri Producers with the entire Value Chain


Market Access Africa (MAA) is a business platform for African food and agricultural producers to engage with the entire value chain and connect with both local and international markets. MAA will focus on B2B matchmaking and deal-making while providing strategic discussions on key topics impacting African and global food and agriculture industry. 

MAA will attract decision makers and key influencers in the industry as we discuss the business of food and agriculture with a primary focus on production and market access. The time for talk is over – It is time for implementable strategic actions that will result in the transformation of African agriculture.

Key focus:

  • Increasing and improving primary agriculture productivity in Africa is key to ensuring a food secure continent and reduce its import bill

  • The Future of Farming – a much closer look at the evolution of food production and consumer food preferences in emerging markets, including the GMO vs organic debate, blockchain etc

  • Agro value addition and marketing – buyers’ practical and strategic session 

  • Agritech & Services Expo – increased and improved productivity, alternative production tools and accessing regional, continental and global markets will require innovative inputs, mechanisation, services, logistics, tech, storage and distribution services

  • B2B Matchmaking – this is where buyers and sellers meet! And to create a truly business environment that will open new and existing market opportunities requires a dedicated team that understands your business requirements and the sector in which it operates – this is the beating heart of Market Access Africa

  • Market Access Africa Report – speeches, presentations and strategic discussions shared at MAA, combined with surveys and experts exclusive insights into how the market is evolving and how industry stakeholders need to position themselves to capitalise on new business opportunities captured and published as an annual report

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  • Small-scale & emerging farmers

  • Large-scale & commercial farmers

  • Co-ops, farmers union and associations 

  • Aggregators

  • Soft commodity brokers and traders

  • Procurement companies

  • Investors and Independent financiers

  • Lawyers and consultants

  • Governments officials / Policy makers

  • Promotion and development agencies

  • Food processors and retailers (Multinationals and SMEs)

  • Trade associations

  • Inspection services

Expected exhibitors

  • Pre-production (Input) companies / suppliers

  • Food processors and manufacturers

  • Local and international banks

  • Insurers and risk managers

  • Storage 

  • Transport, shipping and logistics companies

  • Distribution

  • Packaging and marketing

  • Track and trace tech companies

  • Fintech providers

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Register before 30 April 2020 to qualify for the super early bird rate. Contact for more information

The African Agri Council (AAC) is a pan-African institution that promotes the development of sustainable African food and agriculture.

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