Agriculture Youth Summit is industry’s high-impact ESD gathering convened to develop and expand the production
capacity for the livestock, poultry, aquaculture, citrus, crops and post harvesting sub-sectors in Africa.
The Summit equip underserved young people with knowledge and specific skills on how to start, develop and run their
own farming and agro-processing co-operatives. Partnerships with government departments and the public sector enables
us to identify and invite a wider audience of economically disadvantaged, hard-to-reach and unemployed youth to attend the Summit free-of-charge.
Our Network Partners further empowers us to facilitate post-summit ESD training, funding, mentoring and procurement opportunities for the entire agrifood supply chain.
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The Summit is featuring more industrialists, researchers, policy makers and industry experts from a wider range of countries – guaranteeing young delegates an overwhelming amount of knowledge about economic opportunities in Africa. Our content and research team has structured the Summit with more panels and unique session formats designed to challenge speakers, engage young people and provide a highly stimulating atmosphere for industry update and debate for all involved. This gathering enables unique learning opportunities for agri students, scholars and unemployed young graduates alike. Speakers include Ministers, HODs, CEOs and Directors – creating an excellent mix of knowledge and insights on every level.
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The African Entrepreneurs Congress (AFRENCO) is a non-governmental organisation conceived to unlock the economic potential of underserved youth, enabling them to economically contribute to the development and expansion of the industrial infrastructure in Africa. As the forward-thinking Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) network for co-operative industrialists, the organisation connects the broad mass of young people to adequate business support, developmental funding, mentoring and training opportunities with a goal of equipping them with the skills, knowledge and resources needed to run profitable and sustainable co-operatives. Our content and research team conducts deep market research, and consults with industry insiders to ensure that the Summit program meets rigorous standards.
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The Agri Academy is a research and training facility operating under The Biz Turf – an ESD incubator of AFRENCO. The academy is created to improve skills deficit, offering high-level training courses in the agrifood industry. As a partnership between AFRENCO and twelve leading African universities, the Agri Academy is the bridge between academics and young co-operative industrialists – translating cutting-edge higher learning research into applied industry expertise. We seek to be responsive to industry by enabling small- scale farmers, agro-processors and community-owned agri co-operatives to participate in flexible training session opportunities, from one-day workshops at the Summit to short courses and accredited post-graduate programs. With deep trade and investment experience, AFRENCO commits to put your brand in front of global buyers – pre, during and post the Summit.
AFRENCO continues to champion the public-private partnerships and to create a central unrivalled platform for the entire agrifood supply chain. We are proud to be associated with world’s leading brands in the industry that have partnered with us to help shape the future of farming and agro-processing sectors.
Africa has the fastest population growth projected between now and 2050, and the highest youth population in the world. It is crucial that
companies and governments respectively factor this 'youth bulge' into their Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) program
and the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP). By actively engaging with global and local Network Partners on transformative agriculture policies and ESD spending,
we continuously address and resolve the systemic issues behind Africa’s aging farmers, food security and youth unemployment challenges.
With the Summit, AFRENCO aims to achieve greater socio- economic change for many young Africans through the strengthening of our operational capacity
and footprint in underdeveloped communities. Become our Network Partner and create a brighter
future for underserved youth in your preferred African region.