12.07.2019

IFAMA Conference focuses on e-commerce and agri-food value chain transformation

The 2019 IFAMA World Conference was hosted in Hangzhou from 22 to 26 June 2019. The conference focused on e-commerce and agri-food value chain transformation. Agbiz CEO Dr John Purchase was invited as panellist in a session on land use tenure, governance and land policies.

The 2019 IFAMA World Conference was hosted in Hangzhou from 22 to 26 June 2019. The conference focused on e-commerce and agri-food value chain transformation.

Agbiz CEO Dr John Purchase was invited as panellist in a session on land use tenure, governance and land policies. The panel discussed the situation in China and looked at similarities/differences with Latin America, India and Southern Africa - all land reform hot spots.

Prof. Johan van Rooyen from Stellenbosch University chaired a panel discussion on the prospects of e-commerce and trade in African agribusiness. Three South Africans featured in this panel: Prof. Andre Louw, Dr Danie Jordaan and DrMelissa vd Merwe, all hailing from the University of Pretoria.

Theunis Oberholster from Stellenbosch University, one of the South African students who participated in the Student Case Competition, gives his impression of the conference in the linked report. Theunis' travelling cost was sponsored by Santam. 

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