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Agribusiness Investors Summit 2019

Post-harvest management and its impact on food security and nutrition

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    Account number: Agribusiness2018


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    Barclays Bank of Kenya.
    Bank branch: Plaza Business Center Account Name: Strathmore Business School Account Number: 0775044446

Overview

 

Introduction

Strathmore University Business School will host over 350 agribusiness investors and other key stakeholders in our 3rd annual convening: The 3rd Annual Agribusiness Investors summit 2019 on March 7th and 8th 2019.

The theme of the summit is: Post-harvest management and its impact on food security and nutrition.

Strathmore University Business School, in collaboration with both local and international partners, continues to provide world-class solutions in our local context towards increased agricultural production and improved livelihoods.

Through the 2019 summit we will achieve this through 2 components as follows:

Component 1:  Value-Chain Working Groups/ Roundtables

The first component of the Agribusiness Investors Summit 2019 involves discussions in value chain focused working groups.

There is a need to develop solutions that will significantly reduce losses during harvest and on-farm storage, as well as off the farm along the value chain to the market. The working groups will be split into the following value chains:

  1. Apiculture: Eliud Maundu
  2. Dairy: Mr.David Maina, MD, Perfometer
  3. Cereals and pulses: Ms.Jacinta Mwau, EAGC
  4. Horticulture: Mr.Gerald Muthomi, MD, Meru Greens Horticulture Ltd
  5. Fruits: Mr.John Kariuki, Head of Agribusiness, BIDCO Africa Ltd
  6. Herbs: Mr.Lorenzo Conto
  7. Nutritious foods: Mr.Dan Haswell, Global Alliance for improved Nutrition

Each working group will focus on the following areas:

  • Shared experiences form agri-preneurs within the value chain
  • The challenges facing the value chain at the post-harvest stage
  • The opportunities and innovative solutions to these challenges
  • How does this tie in with the goal of food and nutrition security?

 

Component 2: Panel Discussion Sessions

The second component of the Agribusiness Investors Summit 2019 will involve panel discussion sessions and will provide forum for impactful conversations and discussions around the following thematic areas:

  1. Presentations from the working groups on Post-Harvest opportunities across the value chains
  2. The risks of post-harvest mismanagement: how can we ensure that our food is safe?
  3. How does quality on the farm translate to quality on the plate?
  4. Poor harvesting practices and handling: is mechanization the solution?
  5. Innovations and technologies in food storage and food preservation
  6. Value addition and waste management as solutions to post-harvest losses and the opportunities for agri-preneurs (panel discussion topic)
  7. Diversification and change of mind-sets: Should we shift focus to indigenous foods not traditionally considered as staples?
  8. The critical role of data and how it influences decision making along the value chains

Strengthening the link between good nutrition and good health

Background

In 2017, an estimated Sh150 billion worth of food was wasted or lost in Kenya (National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS)), even as farmers struggled to earn a decent income and Kenyans in certain regions were faced with starvation fueled by drought and lack of access to good quality food. An economic survey highlighted significant post-harvest losses of up to ksh.19 billion due to poor storage and handling for crops including Irish potatoes, beans, tomatoes, pineapple, sorghum and millet. Postharvest treatment largely determines final quality, regardless of whether a crop is sold for fresh consumption, or used as an ingredient in a processed food product.

Poor food handling, poor storage and sanitation, manual harvesting and challenges in transportation of food to markets, lack of access to markets are all critical challenges that agri-prenuers all over Africa grapple with, that attribute to the high levels of post-harvest loss. A huge percentage of this wastage is also attributed to consumers who buy more than they need and a large percentage of agri-prenuers who do not possess the right knowledge and skills to manage their produce. What are the right solutions or responses to post-harvest loss?

The government also has a very critical role in facilitating and promoting food security and good nutrition. Countries that achieve greater food security generally have strong political emphasis on agricultural policies and economic incentives for production, research and extension services.

In Kenya, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta unveiled the ‘Big Four’ in 2017 to focus on key basic needs critical in uplifting the living standards of Kenyans. Food and nutrition security and manufacturing are key in the ‘Big Four’ agenda, however how do these translate to solutions for and from the agri-preneur? Should we shift focus to indigenous foods not traditionally considered as staples? How do we strengthen market systems and information and data systems? What opportunities are there in value addition for agri-preneurs as a solution to post-harvest losses? What role will the government play in supporting these initiatives and towards achievement of the ‘Big Four’ agenda?

There is a need to develop innovative ways of preserving and storing food to increase shelf life and maintain quality, to develop better supply chains and create faster routes to market and to explore processing and value addition as opportunities to increase margins and build livelihoods.

Reducing post-harvest waste and losses will create social and economic benefits at all levels of the value chain. It will mean better quality of food, higher incomes for the agri-preneur, increased employment opportunities and improved livelihoods.

Sponsorship Packages

The following sponsorship packages are available:

 

Diamond Sponsorship: KES 450,000/-

Includes:

  • Exclusive sponsorship right in the Diamond Sponsorship Category for the Agribusiness Investors’ Summit 2019
  • A full page corporate feature on the event booklet
  • Acknowledgement as the Diamond Sponsor and key event partner with co-branding of the event and on SBS website event page with link to company profile/website
  • Onstage acknowledgment as the Diamond Sponsor by the announcer during the summit
  • Fifteen (15) minutes session during the event to present on the company
  • Company’s Managing Director as an event Key Guest and Panelist
  • Two (2) exhibition stands of 11ft by 11ft each with choice on location within the exhibition area
  • Company logo displayed on the screen during the event and signage at the event with maximum of four (4) pull up banners.
  • Exclusive rights to have one (1) banner within the front area of the auditorium
  • Two (2) reserved seats during the event within the auditorium.
  • Meals for two (2) days for a total of two (2) individuals.

 

 

Platinum Sponsorship: KES 300,000/- (2 available slots)

Includes:

  • A corporate feature on the event booklet for 2019
  • Onstage acknowledgment as a Platinum Sponsor by the announcer during the summit
  • 2-3 minute video produced and submitted by the company to be played and displayed on the screens during the summit on each day
  • Acknowledgement as a Platinum Sponsor with the corporate logo included on SBS website event page with link to company profile/website
  • Signage at the event with three (3) pull up banners outside the auditorium and at the meals area
  • Company logo and short corporate description displayed on the screen during the summit
  • One (1) exhibition stand of 11ft by 11ft with choice on location within the exhibition area
  • Two (2) reserved seats during the event within the auditorium.
  • Meals for two (2) days for two (2) people

 

Gold Sponsorship: KES 150,000/- (6 available slots)

Package Details

  • Logo featured on the event booklet for 2019
  • Logo displayed on the screen during the summit with acknowledgement as a Gold Sponsor
  • Signage at the event with two (2) pull up banners outside the auditorium and at the meals area
  • One exhibition stands of 11ft by 11ft
  • Meals for two (2) days for two (2) people

Exhibitors: KES 35,000/- (15 available slots)

Package Details

  • One exhibition stands of 11ft by 11ft
  • Meals for two (2) days for two (2) people

Attendee: KES 7,000/- (300 available slots)

Package Details – Early bird offer 6000/- until January 5th 2019

  • Entrance to the summit
  • Meals for two (2) days for one (1) person

*Payment at the gate: Ksh.7000/-

2018 Summit Highlights

Contacts

To reserve your slot or to make an enquiry, please get in touch with the Summit Manager, Veronica, on +254 729 089308 or vmuniu@strathmore.edu or the Coordinator, Brian Juma on +254 706 907111 or bjuma@strathmore.edu



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Date: 28 – 29 March 2019

 

Attendees: Ksh. 7, 000/-

 

Sponsorship:

Diamond Sponsorship (exclusive): ksh. 450,000/-
Platinum Sponsorship: Ksh.300,000/-
Gold Sponsorship: Ksh.150,000/-
Exhibitors (limited places available): Ksh. 35,000/-

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