Hundreds of regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society will convene in Cape Town, South Africa to explore progress made over the past 25 years, assess the present landscape and discuss innovative approaches to tackle mounting challenges such as agriculture productivity and food security.
Jim Borel, executive vice president, DuPont, will take the stage at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2015, on Friday, June 5, 9am – 10am SAST / 3 – 4am ET, for the ‘Meeting the Food Challenge’ panel. Borel, along with panelists Monica Katebe Musonda, Founder and CEO, Java Foods, and Kanayo F. Nwanze, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will discuss the progress that has been made and the challenges that remain in accelerating agricultural production in Africa.
Africa possesses 60 percent of the world’s arable land and 70 percent of its population relies on agriculture for its livelihood, yet the continent is a net importer of food. What are the challenges and opportunities as Africa accelerates agricultural production?
Check out the live webcast of the WEF website on Friday, June 5 at 9:00 am SAST.