Areas of Africa Investment Forum 2015
The Africa`s leading B2G and B2B Exhibition and Conference was fund in 2014 and adressses African most importan business topics by international experts and well known personalities. The AIF is the only one of its kind to take place in the AFRICAN UNION Conference Center.
Investment opportunities in the Agriculture sector
Opportunities for large-scale commercial farming exist in Africa for both food and cash crops. The freshwater water lakes in the region are also a potential source of irrigation water. In addition, there exist opportunities in the production of agricultural production, processing and packaging equipment. Opportunities exist in sub-sectors that include:
- Cash crops (Tea, Coffee, Cotton)
- Food crops and oil seeds
- Forestry and related products
The 2009 Economic Report on Africa (ERA, 2009)1, explicitly
recognized the potential regional agricultural value
chains supported by agribusiness and agro-processing as
a basis for linking especially the smallholder producers to
markets for food and other agricultural... read more
Seven out of ten of the world’s fastest-growing economies between 2011 and 2015 will be in Africa. Many sub-Saharan countries’ growth is predicted to rise from 5 to 5.5 percent per year as they emerge from the financial crisis.
Africa has rich resources in oil, natural gas, minerals, power, energy, food and arable land. It has a land mass equivalent to Europe, the U.S, India, China and Argentina combined. Non-oil output is also expanding thanks to reforms in the energy sector.
The growth of African economies will still continue. Modern Africa is a continent of great potential with dynamically developing countries looking for new ways of economic expansion. Africa is a growing market full of opportunities, possibilities and incentives for foreign investors.
Younger generations are the great strength of Africa entering the labor market. It is supposed to be 10 million young Africans every year. According to the think-tank, the average African growth is likely to remain at 4.7% in 2015.
Africa’s rapid growth is down to industry and free markets. Africa is going to go from a $2 trillion economy today to a $29 trillion economy by 2050. Africa is developing very fast. So long as it keeps industrialising and opening up markets, it can keep growing.
It’s important to educate our children everywhere in the world. Each child represents a future and the future of the country.
Sub-Saharan Africa spends 5% of its gross domestic product on education, which is second only to North America and Europe at 5.3% but in one-third of the region's countries, half of all children still do not complete primary education
• A total of 32 million children remain out of school
• In some countries, such as Guinea, Mali, Rwanda and Zambia, development aid accounts for about 50% of government education budgets. But in the region as a whole, aid accounts for a much smaller fraction (5.6%)
Close to 10 percent of the world’s cotton comes from Africa. Many large textile firms have already their production in Africa.
Africa has lots of highly talented designers.
Different countries will inform the attendees about their country (politics, economy, industry, etc.).
To build stronger economies, achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability and improve the quality of life for women, their families and communities it is essential to empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors.
To ensuring the inclusion of women’s talents, skills, experience and energies requires intentional actions and deliberate policies.
AFRICA INVESTMENT FORUM`s main goal is to promote sustainable growth across the continent, and at the same time help companies in industrialized countries benefit from and contribute to this growth. It is Africa´s leading B2G and B2B exhibition incl. high profile conference addressing important African economic, business and investment issues.