Accra, Africa (PRWEB) July 11, 2012
With global demand for natural rubber consistently rising, plantation companies are venturing into West & Central African regions such as Malawi, Cameroon, Nigeria, Gabon, Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia, where arable land is abundant and the climatic conditions are suitable for plantation. Realising the potential of this region, corporate giants like Olam and Bakrie Delano have invested $4.5 billion and $500 million for rubber and palm oil in Gabon and Nigeria respectively.
Key Ministry officials, renowned experts and top industry players will gather in Accra this September to discuss the challenges and opportunities that Africa has to offer, from investment and incentives to operational aspects of managing rubber plantations. Supported by MOFA, Republic of Ghana, the conference will be graced with a Ministerial Address on ‘Investment Opportunities in Palm Oil & Rubber Plantations in Ghana’ by Hon. Yaw Effah-Baafi, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Food & Agriculture, Ghana. Following this, Hon. Dr. Florence Chenoweth, Minister, Ministry of Agriculture of Liberia, will elaborate on ‘Liberia: Role of Oil Palm Investments and Investors in Rural Prosperity Building and Food Security’. Senior Representative from Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development – Gabon, Mr. Pierre Andre Owona Ndongo, will also deliver an official session titled ‘Land Issues, Policies & Incentives for Rubber Investments in Africa’.
To impart an all-inclusive outlook on the plantation industry scenario in Africa, this event is held consecutively with Palm Oil Africa on 05-06 September at the same venue, with shared sessions on the second day of RubberPlant Africa.
Themed “Seeking Investment Opportunities & Alliances in Africa’s Vast Rubber Potential”, the program agenda features topics ranging from agricultural investments and risk aversion to policies for rubber cultivation, global rubber market outlook, biomass potentials from rubber trees, as well as best agronomic practices, soil assesment, and operational strategies. These include:
This 1.5 days summit will bring together the crème of the industry and key-decision makers, representatives from major companies as well as plantation owners, agri-business investors, Regulatory Affairs Officials, financiers, traders, consultants and many more.
Further details of the conference, sessions and registration are available on the Event Website of RubberPlant Africa.
For queries and other information, contact Ms. Hafizah at Tel: 65 6346 9218