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FROM FIELD TO FORK, RICE IS THE MOST COMPLEX COMMODITY

As the world struggles to feed itself, leading African rice value chain facilitator, Nigeria, will host the largest conference of world’s rice experts in 2024

Apart from oil, rice is the world’s most complex commodity, influencing global politics, national governments, large tracts of land, a large proportion of the population, the climate and the environment.

An annual event for building rice promoters capacities in Africa, the 10th International Conference on rice for Food Market and Development 2024 takes place between July 9-11, this year in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja.

“That simple bowl or serving of rice that billions of us across the globe consume each day is the result of one of the world’s most complex issues, involving everything from the latest science to the humble buffalo,” said Dr. To Phuc Tuong, of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Vietman.

Hosted by Leap Domiciliares Ltd, Nigeria and organized by rice-Africa Working Group, one of the region’s leading meetings industry professionals, rice-Africa Conference2024 is expected to record a huge success, with thousands of delegates from all over the world, especially Africa, Asia, and South Asia.

“The world food shortage, which threatens more than 100 million people, coupled with the international economic crisis, places an enormous pressure on rice producing countries and the entire chain from paddy to plate for this most complex of commodities,” Dr. Tuong said.

Prof. Edwin Idu, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Abuja added that Climate change impact was one of the most important focuses for the rice-Africa Conference2024, because without resilience and climate Smart innovative ways of producing rice and thereby ensuring food security it would be impossible to cope with the projected growth in demand for rice in the immediate future.

Arguably the strongest defense against future shortages is for rice producers to enhance their technological platforms and fully exploit the very compelling advances in the spheres of Technology Development and Smart Agriculture, Quality Development and Quality Assurance, Grades and Standards, Agricultural Mechanization for Rice-Based Capacity Building. These will be fully addressed during rice-Africa Conference 2024.

By bringing together the most advanced thinking in the future of the rice
industry, rice-Africa Conference2024 is geared towards finding sustainable solutions to the developing world food crisis. Shared knowledge and the bridging of political divides will be the ultimate weapons against the looming shortages.

In parallel with the scientific conference, a comprehensive exhibition that will showcase the latest technologies, genetic and biological advances and equipment dedicated to the production of rice is organized. Multinational companies including equipment manufacturers, seed producers, financial institutions and non-governmental agencies will be represented.
further information: www.rice-africa.com     info@rice-africa.com

FROM FIELD TO FORK, RICE IS THE MOST COMPLEX COMMODITY

As the world struggles to feed itself, leading African rice value chain facilitator, Nigeria, will host the largest conference of world’s rice experts in 2024

Apart from oil, rice is the world’s most complex commodity, influencing global politics, national governments, large tracts of land, a large proportion of the population, the climate and the environment.

An annual event for building rice promoters capacities in Africa, the 10th  International Conference on rice for Food Market and Development 2024 takes place between July 9 and 10 this year in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja.

“That simple bowl or serving of rice that billions of us across the globe consume each day is the result of one of the world’s most complex issues, involving everything from the latest science to the humble buffalo,” said Dr. To Phuc Tuong, of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Vietman.

Hosted by Leap Domiciliares Ltd, Nigeria and organized by rice-Africa, one of the region’s leading meetings industry professionals, rice-Africa Conference2024 is expected to record a huge success, with thousands of delegates from all over the world, especially Africa, Asia, South Asia, America and Canada.

“The world food shortage, which threatens more than 100 million people, coupled with the international economic crisis, places an enormous pressure on rice producing countries and the entire chain from paddy to plate for this most complex of commodities,” Dr. Tuong said.

Arguably the strongest defense against future shortages is for rice farmers resilience against climate change and rice processors
to enhance their technological platforms and fully exploit the very compelling
advances in the spheres of Technology Development and Transfer, Quality Development and Quality Assurance, Grades and Standards, Agricultural Mechanization for Rice-Based Capacity Building. These will be fully addressed during rice-Africa Conference 2024.

“By bringing together the most advanced thinking in the future of the rice
industry, rice-Africa Conference2024 is geared towards finding sustainable solutions to the developing world food crisis. Shared knowledge and the bridging of political divides will be the ultimate weapons against the looming shortages.

In parallel with the scientific conference, a comprehensive exhibition that will showcase the latest technologies, genetic and biological advances and equipment dedicated to the production of rice is organized. Multinational companies including equipment manufacturers, seed producers, financial institutions and non-governmental agencies will be represented.
Please see: www.rice-africa.com, info@rice-africa.com

The 10th rice-Africa, International Conference on Rice for Food, Market and Development will hold on 9-11, July, 2024 at Raw Materials Research and Developmet Council, Abuja-Nigeria.

The 2024 rice conference will bring together rice actors from field to folk to be equipped with solutions to emerging challenges in the industry to sustain the rice revolution in Africa.
The conference will built on the success of other previous conferences holding since 2011.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RICE IN AFRICA HOLDING IN NIGERIA 9-11 JULY, 2024

The 10th International conference on Rice for Food, Market and Development (rice-Africa 2024), will be the Africa’s largest single gathering of rice traders, processors, investors, long term funders, service providers, policy makers, scientists, researchers, and technology experts is going to be held on July 9-11, 2024 at the Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Abuja, Nigeria. The event will seek to attract thousands of delegates from around the world. It will be under the patronage of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Nigeria and organized by Rice Africa Working Group and Leap Domiciliares Ltd.

THE MAIN EVENTS

RICE AFRICA RESEARCH CONFERENCE (RARC)

The RARC brings together hundreds of stakeholders and top rice scientists from around the world and Africa in particular, to discuss the latest development and scientific breakthroughs. With more than 1,000 expected delegates. Early bird registration attracts a discount of 10%.
Registration


THE BUSINESS TO BUSINESS (B2B) FORUM
The B2B forum is a more exclusive event that gathers the most influential businessmen, long term fund providers, investors, policy-makers, rice processors and traders, commercial rice farmers in the international and African rice markets and trade. It provides authoritative discussion on international rice policy and investment opportunities, rice trade analysis, investors training and relevant commercial information. It forms the heart of the RAC2024.
This Rice Projects Promotion and Investment Partnership forum is an optional workshops and seminars and will take place on Thursday and Friday, July 9 & 10, offering participants the opportunity to present their rice projects to potential investment partners and long term funders; have a chance to appraise several rice projects with strong production potential and positive cash flow.
Participants also value these workshops and seminars as productive networking activities. These are either full day or half day events and the number of participants is limited.
Participation is open to rice project promoters in the public and private sectors interested in technical and financial partnerships, equity investments and joint venture arrangements for their rice projects. We are bringing to the presentation room international rice trading companies, private equity and investment banks seeking viable investment opportunities in the rice sector of Africa.
You will need to have pre-registered for these. You will receive a voucher for the workshop(s) you have registered for in your badge holder. Please hand in the voucher at the door of your workshop.
pre-registered


TECHNOLOGY, SERVICE AND CULTURAL EXHIBITION (TSCE)
The Technology, Service and Cultural Exposition will be the biggest rice exhibition and will feature latest technologies, research and machines from basic rice-grain production to diverse rice by-products. Service providers and Support services in the industry should also take advantage of this exhibition to show case their companies. The organizing committee is offering companies the opportunity to exhibit their products. If you have any particular request on how you want to expose your company at the conference, please contact the rice-Africa secretariat at +234 803 924 5406 or send an email to marketing@rice-africa.com.

opportunity to exhibit


LUNCH SYMPOSIA
The organizing committee is offering companies the opportunity to be a special sponsor. Each lunch Symposium has duration of 1. 5hours (including room set-up), use of Technical equipment on site and a provision of 200 Room Capacity (theatre style).
Also, various sponsorship opportunities are available, from which sponsors may select different elements corresponding to the level of their financial support. Companies can sponsor an element individually or where possible, acceptable to all, and appropriate in combination with another sponsor.
If you have any particular request on how you want to present your company at the conference, please contact the rice-Africa secretariat at +234 803 924 5406 or send an email to info@rice-africa.org

sponsors


The AFRICAN RICE ALLIANCE ROUNDTABLE MEETING
A high-level policy maker and industry leader summit on the discussion on African Rice Alliance (ARA) include all rice Stakeholders of major rice producing countries in Africa. With a vision to spur the development of competitive sustainable and inclusive rice industry and rice business in Africa as a pathway to increased economic growth and food security in the continent.
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African Rice Alliance


EXPECTED PARTICIPANTS
• Rice Millers
• Rice Service Providers
• Grain Merchandisers
• Exporters
• Traders
• Brokers
• Freight Brokers
• Commodity Surveyors and Inspector
• Procurement Official,
• Importers and End Users
• Shipping Industry Officials (liner and Bulk)
• Government/Trader Representatives
• Fertilizer Suppliers and Production Inputs (chemicals for controlling pest and diseases)
• Seed Suppliers
• Rice Researchers
• Sorting/Milling/Machinery and the Postharvest Sector
• Collateral Managers
• Trade Finance/Commodity Trade Finance
• Banks/Micro-Finance institutions
• Marine/Cargo Insurance
• Legal Specialists Supporting the Rice Traders
• Regional Rice Associations
• Government Bodies and
• Institutes/Universities

Important: Rice-Africa 2024 is a pan-African conference. The language is English. Rice-Africa 2024 has been actively supported by the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, which is looking forward to welcoming participants to Abuja in July.


RICE ACTORS

EXPECTED PARTICIPANTS
Rice Researchers, Rice Millers, Rice Service Providers, Grain Merchandisers, Exporters, Traders Brokers, Freight Brokers, Commodity Surveyors, and Inspector Procurement Official, Importers, Shipping Industry Officials (liner and Bulk) ,Government/Trader Representatives, Fertilizer Suppliers and Production Inputs (chemicals for controlling pest and diseases), Seed Suppliers, Sorting/Milling/Machinery and the Postharvest Sector, Collateral Managers, Trade Finance/Commodity Trade, Finance Banks/Micro-Finance institutions, Marine/Cargo Insurance, Legal Specialists Supporting the Rice Traders, Regional Rice Associations, Government Bodies and Institutes/Universities