Developing value chains, boost investability to strengthen African food systems and increase local sourcing

Time: 11:30 – 13:00, Monday, September 5

Location: Room AD10, Kigali Convention Centre


This session, chaired by IDH in the AGRF Dealroom, will showcase how providing seed capital and TA to SMEs and farmers can lead to resilience and investability.

It introduces the IDH value chain development program highlighting how it contributes to the food systems transformation in Africa (Cassava & horticulture sectors), strategically partnering with off-takers to develop local sourcing through investment in SMEs and smallholder farmers.

The session will also showcase proven business models and innovations in value chain and sector development, highlighting pain points and practical solutions when investing in smallholder business models and value chains.

Moderated by Mr. CJ Fonzi, Partner, Dalberg

Panel discussion

  • CEO, The Rockefeller Foundation, Africa Region
  • CEO, GoldenLad Nigeria Limited – Mr. Olusegun Ladele
  • Chairman, Garden Fresh – Mr. Faustin Mbund
  • Rwandan Development Bank Representative