Ministry Officials & Major Corporations to Explore African Rubber Plantation Opportunities this September in Accra

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 dIvoire 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 Africas 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:

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