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2nd Palm Oil Africa

Event : 2nd Palm Oil Africa

Tue, 08/10/2013  
Conducted by : Centre For Management Technology
Contact : Hafizah Adam

Why Gabon ?
Gabon's per capita GDP is among the highest in sub-Saharan Africa. Structural changes from the government's ambitious economic development program are aimed at creating a business-friendly environment necessary to attract foreign direct investments. Gabon wants to develop and diversify its agriculture sector, allowing palm oil to account for a larger proportion of its GDP. With large amount of available arable land that does not involve clearing the forests, and an attractive investment framework, Gabon expects to produce 250 000 t/y of sustainable palm oil by 2020

Following the overwhelming success of Palm Oil AFRICA in Ghana last year, the highly-acclaimed series moves to Gabon this year to cover more regional ground. Supported by the Gabon Ministry of Agriculture, expect a panel of stellar speakers and industry majors sharing issues and challenges relating to palm oil investments in Africa

Key topics
• land planning and regulations, labour laws, financing, outgrowers/smallholders' scheme
• Sustainability initiatives by plantation companies operating in Africa
• R & D efforts in high yielding, disease resistant materials, planting processes
• Infrastructure required for developing African agriculture
• Opportunities for downstream processing
Who will you meet:
Plantation Development Cos with interest in Palm Oil and/or Rubber, Cocoa, Sugar, Cassava, Jatropha Government Authorities on Agriculture / food security and poverty reduction Seed Suppliers, Palm Oil Research Institutes Private Investors, Venture Capitalists, Fund Managers, Commercial & Development Banks, Financing & Risk Managers Plantation Consultants Agronomists, Breeders, R & D Heads on Agri Research & Development, Heads of Sustainability Environmental Management / Forestry Consultants, RSPOAuditors Palm/Veg Oil Procurement Managers, Traders Fertiliser Industry Equipment Suppliers for Palm Oil Processing Technologiesie Harvesting / Extraction / Irrigation Systems Carbon Consultants, POME/EFB Waste management Cos


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