WOMEN AND AGRICULTURE

Africa and African agriculture are very vulnerable to climate change but are also great reservoirs of solutions. It could ensure food security to Africans a well as to the wider world. It is estimated that with smart, climate-sensitive agricultural practices, African annual agricultural production could increase from US$280bn to US$880bn by 2030.

Women account for more than half of the workforce in agricultural activities and are almost entirely responsible for low earning-low productivity rain-fed agriculture. Women’s agricultural activities in Africa are frequently oriented towards subsistence production and domestic markets: they produce lower value products, on smaller tracts of land, with more limited access to capital, labor, improved farm inputs and technology (including mechanization and irrigation).

The impressive growth being reported by African countries in the last few years must be broad and inclusive to maximize on the potential presented by female leadership in climate change mitigation, sustainability of agricultural production and food security in Africa. The responsibility for which is largely borne by poor subsistence women farmers who have in the main time been by-passed by dividends of economic growth.

OUR SPEAKERS

  •  S.E. John Dramani Mahama Ancien President du Ghana
  • Mme Mbarka Bouaida, Secretaire d’Etat aupres du Ministre de l’Agriculture charge de la Peche Maritime.
  • Imane Belrhiti OCP Africa, Marketing
  • Mme. Angelle Kwemo, Founder & President, BIA
  • S.E. Aziz Mekouar Ancien Ambassadeur du Morocco to USA

  • Mme Fathia Bennis, PDG Maroclear & Women Tribune, Maroc
  • Mme. Korka Diaw, Korka Rice Gerante GIE Malal Poulo Diaw
  • M. Yassine Hamza Directeur Generale, Agence du développement Sociel
  • Lucy Muchoki, CEO, Pan African Agribusiness Consortium, (PanAAC) Kenya
  • Mme. Tinguery, US Africa Development Foundation
  • Dr. Daniel Karanja, VP & COO, Initiative For Global Development, US

  • Mame Khady Diene, CEO, Bioessence, Senegal
  • Mme. Ada Osakwe, Chief Executive, Agrolay
  • Aisha Umar, Founder, Inara Foundatio, Nigeria

  • Fawzia Talout Meknassi, Farah Magazine, Maroc
  • Michel Ewane Lobe, Forbes Afrique
  • Mrs. Toyin Adeniji, ED, Micro Entreprises, BOI
  • Mr. Mustapha Mokass, Founder and CEO, BEYA Capital
  • Mosunmola Umoru Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Nigeria
  • Dr. Driss Ennanay, GWC-TECH
  • Sarada Nya, Esq, Associate, DWF Law, LLP, Directrice, BIA Europe
  • Mme. Touria Benlafqih, Director, Enascus Social Entrepreneurship.
  • Mme. Kadiatou Traore, Jounaliste
  • Mr. Mohamed Dekkak, Chairman, Adgeco Group
  • Mr. Thierry Doumen, CEO Africa Waste Energy
  • Lady Ngo Mang Epesse, Journaliste
  • Mr. Abdelkrim AOUAD, Fondateur RFAM
  • Mme. Anne Marie Dias Borges, Jounaliste
  • Mr. Birama B.Sidibé, Fondateur Agrobiotech

SCHEDULE

Why Participate to BIA Day

Believe in Africa Day 2017(BIAD), will be a high level discuss of influencers, stakeholders in Africa and world leaders, to exchange best practices to enhance the role of women in agriculture, climate change and sustainable development. Participants will have promotion, business and networking opportunities.

Who Attends BIA DAY?

350 business executives and industry representatives will have the platform to represent market strategies and trade opportunities at this two-day exclusive business forum.  Believe in Africa (BIA) attracts an extremely broad range of the most influential people from Africa and around the world. It is traditional to have a cross fertilization of diverse ideas aimed at finding solutions facing the African continent in agriculture. The organizations represented on this forum are a reflection of a collective response to these challenges. Participants include government officials, consultants, universities/academia, international and national organizations and industry.

The Meeting

There will be seven (7) sessions held over two days from September 11-13, 2017 where participants will have an array of diverse themes to choose from, including:

Background

Believe in Africa (BIA) is an African diaspora-led not-for-profit organization founded by former U.S. congressional staffers and African leaders, to promote trade and investments in Africa, intra African trade, African private sector competitiveness and empower women and youth.

Gala

Monday septembre 11 2017

  • guests arrival
  • registration
  • networking sessions

Tuesday September 12, 2017

  1. session d’ouverture
  • welcome remarks by présidente believe in africa day 2017
  • introductory remarks of morrocan government officials
  • introductory remarks by african government officials
  • remarks by african union
  1. inauguration and visit of exhibits
  • moroccan exhibits
  • african exhibits
  • dar maalma exhibit : exposition du réseau des femmes artisanes du Maroc et exposition du réseau des femmes artisanes d’Afrique

Panel Discussion 1:

THEME : WOMEN AT THE CENTER OF THE GREEN REVOLUTION

Panel Discussion 2:               

THEME : FEED AFRICA FEED THE WORLD

Lunch  networking sessions

Panel Discussion 3:                                                                                                                         

THEME : ACCES TO CREDIT AND FINANCIAL INNOVATION  

Panel Discussion 4:                                                                                       

 THEME : LIBERALIZING ACCESS TO ENERGY AND DEMOCRATIZATION OF ACCESS TO WATER

Award Diner –Radisson Blu Hotel Marrakech, Carré Eden

TUESDAY septembre 12 2017

Panel Discussion 5:                                                                              

 THEME : MODERNIZING HANDICRAFT, EMPOWERING CIVIL SOCIETY AND PROMOTING WOMEN SOCIO ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE        

Panel Discussion 6:                                                                          

 THEME : WOMEN LEADEING THE RISE OF TECHNOLOGY IN AFRICA

COFFEE BREAK & NET WORKING SESSION

 Panel Discussion 7:

 THEME : BUILDING THE INFRASTRUCTURE  REPORT CLOSING CEREMONY PRESS CONFERENCE SITE VISIT

Forum                                                            :      2500 DH HT/per person

Students and youth  (under 30 years)     :      1000 DH HT/per person

Dîner de Gala et remise de trophées    :      1200 DH HT/per person

Exhibit space 18m2                                     :      10000 DH HT (sans aménagement)

 

 

Contact informations

USA

Maroc

Agence PRESMA : 00 212 522 232 714

GOLD 500,000 DH (HT)

Gold receives the Basic Package plus these benefits:

  • Highlighted as Gold Sponsor, listed in all marketing pieces including: onsite signage, website, a quarter page in attendees brochure, and advertisements, Including your logo and company name
  • One speaker role at conference
  • Four (4) VIP registrations to conference and the Gala Awards Dinner
  • Four (4) registration to conference and the Gala Awards Dinner
  • Sponsor recognition on onsite signage at event
  • Booth in the exhibit hall

SILVER 250,000 DH (HT)

Silver receives the Basic Package plus these benefits:

  • Highlighted as Bronze Sponsor, listed in all marketing pieces including: onsite, signage, website, attendee brochure, and advertisements, including your logo and company name.
  • One speaker role at conference
  • Three (3) VIP registrations to conference and the Gala Awards Dinner
  • Three (3) registrations to conference and the Gala Awards Dinner
  • Sponsor recognition on onsite signage at event. Company name displayed on screen at conference
  • Booth in exhibit hall.

BRONZE 100,000 DH (HT)

Bronze receives the Basic Package plus these benefits:

  • Public recognition at event.
  • The right to use sponsorship title in your promotional materials.
  • Company name featured in all event flyers and website.
  • Two (2) VIP registrations to conference and the Gala Awards Dinner
  • Two (2) registrations to conference and the Gala Awards Dinner
  • Booth in the exhibit hall

SUPPORTER 50,000 DH (HT)

  • Public recognition at event
  • The right to use sponsorship title in your promotional materials
  • Company name featured in all event flyers and website
  • Two (2) VIP registrations to conference and the Gala Awards Dinner
  • Two (2) registrations to conference and the Gala Awards Dinner
  • Booth in exhibit hall

AWARD DINNER

An Awards Dinner will be held in recognition of African women leaders in the Agriculture, from both the public and private sectors, for their actions to empowerment women in the agriculture and sustainable development sector.

GOLD SPONSORS

Our Partners

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KNOWLEDGE

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