London-based business intelligence firm, CRU Events and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) have come together in a bid to link African agribusiness projects to global investors.
AFAP is an independent non-profit organization founded by a Partnership of African development organization. It provides services to the private and public sectors on sustainable development projects and policies focused on market-driven business solutions in fertilizer and agribusiness for agriculture productivity.
The two organisations are working with partners from across Africa to offer brownfield (urban development) projects seeking capital investment the chance to make a showcase presentation to an audience of global venture capitalist and financiers.
The affair, named the ‘Investment Showcase’, will take place at the 4th edition of an event dubbed the CRU Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness 2018 Conference from the 24th to the 26th of September 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.
The CRU Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness 2018 Conference is a comprehensive three-day event, centred on how partnership, investment and innovation can boost fertilizer trade and allow agribusiness to flourish in the African region.
The event typically attracts more than 400 senior fertilizer executives and agribusiness stakeholders from across the global fertilizer and agribusiness supply chain.
“Through our unique partnership with AFAP, the conference provides unrivalled networking opportunities with senior decision-makers from the biggest fertilizer buyers and manufacturers in some of the world’s fastest growing fertilizer markets,” said Portfolio Director for Fertilizer Events at CRU, Tom Willatt.
“The event has gone from strength to strength, and CRU and AFAP are both delighted to be able to build on the success of the event by creating the opportunity for brownfield projects in Africa to meet with and present to the investment community and increase their chance of securing funding,” he added.
Qualified and categorised projects will be selected that are seeking investment of over $1 million in brownfield projects and are focused on fertilizer, agriculture input supply chains, agro-processing or value addition sectors.
Projects will be selected on the strength of the proposal, with the intention to provide a diverse geographic range and representation from across the fertilizer and agribusiness supply chain. Investors that attend the showcase will be provided with a full package of information and will have the opportunity to meet with project leaders seeking finance.