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PRETORIA - CENTURION, South Africa. On Wednesday, 19 October 2016, Agri All Africa (AaA) and Agri Zambia met at AFGRI’s head office to host a seminar for 61 AaA members with Honourable Mr Japhen Mwakalombe, Minister of Lusaka Province as the Cabinet Official under the mandate of His Excellency, Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia. The purpose of the meeting was to provide insights with regard to the opportunities Zambia offers for agriculture. Several client-farmers have expressed interests in expanding operations into Zambia. AaA strategically aligns with country-specific, regional platforms. The AaA organisation offers client-farmers high-level to ground-level overviews of the agribusinesses of Zambia.  AaA - Agri Zambia honours the Republic of Zambia for its incredibly powerful support of our agriculture programs and their warm welcoming of our South African farmers and other foreign direct investors. From the public sector to the private sector the Zambian leaders have had a hand out to our group of stakeholders asking us to come into the country for upliftment purposes. The Republic of Zambia is on the rise and will soon become one of the major fresh produce and livestock producers on the continent of Africa. The global powers at be are eyeing Zambia as an instrumental country of authority on its Presidential mandate to fully establish an excellent agricultural base to further diversify its economy away from its current primary production in copper and other minerals. Agri All Africa and Agri Zambia are at the service of the public and private sectors in order to facilitate these desired end- results.  Speakers included Mr Vaughan McTaggart, Director - AFGRI; Mr Dreyer Senekal of Senekal Farming; Dr Theo de Jager, Chairman AaA, President of SACAU and President of PAFO; plus Honourable Mr Mwakalombe, Minister of Lusaka Province. Mr McTaggart spoke about the AFGRI ABBA farming model. Mr Senekal talked about the reasons it is important to consider expanding into Zambia from South Africa. Dr de Jager focused on responsibly investing and farming in the Zambian environment. Finally, Honourable Mr Mwakalombe spoke about the agriculture opportunities within the Republic of Zambia. The keynote from Mr McTaggart of AFGRI was, “Love the people and manage the lands.” This is definitely the spirit of how we as a group of stakeholders are entering all parts of Africa inclusive of South Africa and Zambia. Our primary interests are focused on the hearts and minds of the African peoples. As long as we walk in love, the people of Zambia will favourably respond and we will be able to develop a nation. Our goal as a group of stakeholders is to develop Africa in love one nation at a time. Dr Theo de Jager likened the current state of affairs in the African agriculture arena to the venture of the man who established quartz watches. At first in the 1960’s the Swiss watch manufacturers developed and manufactured 94% of the watches in the world. A man who had a vision and dream to develop and manufacture quartz watches was discovered by the Seiko company and ultimately with his quartz and battery operated watches consumed 96% of the world’s watch market leaving the Swiss to two percent market share. Should farmers not take this opportunity to step through the agriculture door into the Republic of Zambia, there will be those who do. Now is the time to act. AaA - Agri Zambia will support your movement into Zambia by way of accessing lands and waters for farming purposes.  The presentations were followed by a panel discussion inclusive of the speakers and Mr Liver Tembo, non-executive director of Agri Zambia, and former CEO of the Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market, Mr Jan Mocke. Mr Mocke well outlined the benefits of a fresh produce market. The attendees had opportunities for questions and answers. The persons attending the event were of the highest calibre agriculture industry leaders. The leaders are keen to keep solid and sound operations in South Africa and at the same time explore opportunities to invest in agribusiness in other countries to work toward world food security.  During the panel discussion businessman Mr Liver Tembo of Zambia said, “Farmers, please come. We welcome you.” This is a solid example of how the Zambian private sector is also holding out their hands to the agriculture industry from within Zambia to the outside of Zambia. The Zambian private sector is keen on foreign direct investors and will closely work with the right strategic partners to ensure the material success of the Government’s initiatives.  Mr Friday Ndhlovu, a well-established Zambian banker and non-executive director of Agri Zambia, asked about how the farmers intend to finance their projects. Mr Dreyer Senekal’s response from the Senekal Family Farmers’ office responded that their group has the ability to fund their Zambian ventures. Mr Dirk Hanekom, CEO of AaA, discussed the requirements of funding for the small and medium farmers. There are several financial institutions including, but not limited to AFGRI, Norfund, Deutsche Bank, AgDevCo, Standard Bank Group, First National Bank and others that will lend to small and medium farmers based on the bankability of the business and finance models. AaA - Agri Zambia has the capacity and ability to support building the proposals to the financial institutions.  Food security is a main issue of the day. The population of the world continues to grow. The number of persons in the world will significantly increase from today’s seven billion to 10 billion by year 2050 according to the United Nations' statistics. During the years to come the agriculture industry must ensure fresh produce and livestock production to supply the everincreasing demand. Agri All Africa - Agri Zambia teams work together to strategize the optimal solutions with implementable tactics to ensure food security. Honourable Mr Japhen Mwakalombe quoted portions of President Lungu’s Parliament speech word for word with regard to the Republic of Zambia’s primary drive and interests to further establish, promote and develop Zambia’s intent to build the agriculture industry from the ground roots beneath the dirt into abundant harvests. Honourable Mr Mwakalombe said, “We as the Government welcome your group of farmers, financiers and agriculture specialists into Zambia. We host the lands and waters that you require to grow your farming operations. We will continue to build support infrastructure for your needs."  Agri All Africa - Agri Zambia teams provide products and services for the agriculture industry. One of the products and services available for AaA client- farmers is lands and waters acquisition. Zambia offers 75 million hectares of lands with 40% of the SADC region’s waters, which was also highlighted by Honourable Mr Mwakalombe. There are 42 million hectares of arable lands. Four million hectares is farmed. Therefore, 38 million hectares of lands are available for cultivation in Zambia. We welcome you to Zambia!  Should you require additional information on AaA - Agri Zambia, please contact Mr Landon Romano at landon@stewardllc.com or Ms Heléne Swanepoel at hswanepoel@agriaa.com. We at Agri All Africa look forward to serving your farming requirements.   
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PRETORIA - CENTURION, South Africa. On Wednesday, 19 October 2016, Agri All Africa (AaA) and Agri Zambia met at AFGRI’s head office to host a seminar for 61 AaA members with Honourable Mr Japhen Mwakalombe, Minister of Lusaka Province as the Cabinet Official under the mandate of His Excellency, Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia. The purpose of the meeting was to provide insights with regard to the opportunities Zambia offers for agriculture. Several client-farmers have expressed interests in expanding operations into Zambia. AaA strategically aligns with country-specific, regional platforms. The AaA organisation offers client-farmers high-level to ground-level overviews of the agribusinesses of Zambia.  AaA - Agri Zambia honours the Republic of Zambia for its incredibly powerful support of our agriculture programs and their warm welcoming of our South African farmers and other foreign direct investors. From the public sector to the private sector the Zambian leaders have had a hand out to our group of stakeholders asking us to come into the country for upliftment purposes. The Republic of Zambia is on the rise and will soon become one of the major fresh produce and livestock producers on the continent of Africa. The global powers at be are eyeing Zambia as an instrumental country of authority on its Presidential mandate to fully establish an excellent agricultural base to further diversify its economy away from its current primary production in copper and other minerals. Agri All Africa and Agri Zambia are at the service of the public and private sectors in order to facilitate these desired end-results.  Speakers included Mr Vaughan McTaggart, Director - AFGRI; Mr Dreyer Senekal of Senekal Farming; Dr Theo de Jager, Chairman AaA, President of SACAU and President of PAFO; plus Honourable Mr Mwakalombe, Minister of Lusaka Province. Mr McTaggart spoke about the AFGRI ABBA farming model. Mr Senekal talked about the reasons it is important to consider expanding into Zambia from South Africa. Dr de Jager focused on responsibly investing and farming in the Zambian environment. Finally, Honourable Mr Mwakalombe spoke about the agriculture opportunities within the Republic of Zambia. The keynote from Mr McTaggart of AFGRI was, “Love the people and manage the lands.” This is definitely the spirit of how we as a group of stakeholders are entering all parts of Africa inclusive of South Africa and Zambia. Our primary interests are focused on the hearts and minds of the African peoples. As long as we walk in love, the people of Zambia will favourably respond and we will be able to develop a nation. Our goal as a group of stakeholders is to develop Africa in love one nation at a time. Dr Theo de Jager likened the current state of affairs in the African agriculture arena to the venture of the man who established quartz watches. At first in the 1960’s the Swiss watch manufacturers developed and manufactured 94% of the watches in the world. A man who had a vision and dream to develop and manufacture quartz watches was discovered by the Seiko company and ultimately with his quartz and battery operated watches consumed 96% of the world’s watch market leaving the Swiss to two percent market share. Should farmers not take this opportunity to step through the agriculture door into the Republic of Zambia, there will be those who do. Now is the time to act. AaA - Agri Zambia will support your movement into Zambia by way of accessing lands and waters for farming purposes.  The presentations were followed by a panel discussion inclusive of the speakers and Mr Liver Tembo, non-executive director of Agri Zambia, and former CEO of the Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market, Mr Jan Mocke. Mr Mocke well outlined the benefits of a fresh produce market. The attendees had opportunities for questions and answers. The persons attending the event were of the highest calibre agriculture industry leaders. The leaders are keen to keep solid and sound operations in South Africa and at the same time explore opportunities to invest in agribusiness in other countries to work toward world food security.  During the panel discussion businessman Mr Liver Tembo of Zambia said, “Farmers, please come. We welcome you.” This is a solid example of how the Zambian private sector is also holding out their hands to the agriculture industry from within Zambia to the outside of Zambia. The Zambian private sector is keen on foreign direct investors and will closely work with the right strategic partners to ensure the material success of the Government’s initiatives.  Mr Friday Ndhlovu, a well-established Zambian banker and non-executive director of Agri Zambia, asked about how the farmers intend to finance their projects. Mr Dreyer Senekal’s response from the Senekal Family Farmers’ office responded that their group has the ability to fund their Zambian ventures. Mr Dirk Hanekom, CEO of AaA, discussed the requirements of funding for the small and medium farmers. There are several financial institutions including, but not limited to AFGRI, Norfund, Deutsche Bank, AgDevCo, Standard Bank Group, First National Bank and others that will lend to small and medium farmers based on the bankability of the business and finance models. AaA - Agri Zambia has the capacity and ability to support building the proposals to the financial institutions.  Food security is a main issue of the day. The population of the world continues to grow. The number of persons in the world will significantly increase from today’s seven billion to 10 billion by year 2050 according to the United Nations' statistics. During the years to come the agriculture industry must ensure fresh produce and livestock production to supply the everincreasing demand. Agri All Africa - Agri Zambia teams work together to strategize the optimal solutions with implementable tactics to ensure food security. Honourable Mr Japhen Mwakalombe quoted portions of President Lungu’s Parliament speech word for word with regard to the Republic of Zambia’s primary drive and interests to further establish, promote and develop Zambia’s intent to build the agriculture industry from the ground roots beneath the dirt into abundant harvests. Honourable Mr Mwakalombe said, “We as the Government welcome your group of farmers, financiers and agriculture specialists into Zambia. We host the lands and waters that you require to grow your farming operations. We will continue to build support infrastructure for your needs."  Agri All Africa - Agri Zambia teams provide products and services for the agriculture industry. One of the products and services available for AaA client-farmers is lands and waters acquisition. Zambia offers 75 million hectares of lands with 40% of the SADC region’s waters, which was also highlighted by Honourable Mr Mwakalombe. There are 42 million hectares of arable lands. Four million hectares is farmed. Therefore, 38 million hectares of lands are available for cultivation in Zambia. We welcome you to Zambia!  Should you require additional information on AaA - Agri Zambia, please contact Mr Landon Romano at landon@stewardllc.com or Ms Heléne Swanepoel at hswanepoel@agriaa.com. We at Agri All Africa look forward to serving your farming requirements.   
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Reshaping Agriculture in Africa
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PRETORIA - CENTURION, South Africa. On Wednesday, 19 October 2016, Agri All Africa (AaA) and Agri Zambia met at AFGRI’s head office to host a seminar for 61 AaA members with Honourable Mr Japhen Mwakalombe, Minister of Lusaka Province as the Cabinet Official under the mandate of His Excellency, Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia. The purpose of the meeting was to provide insights with regard to the opportunities Zambia offers for agriculture. Several client-farmers have expressed interests in expanding operations into Zambia. AaA strategically aligns with country-specific, regional platforms. The AaA organisation offers client-farmers high-level to ground-level overviews of the agribusinesses of Zambia.  AaA - Agri Zambia honours the Republic of Zambia for its incredibly powerful support of our agriculture programs and their warm welcoming of our South African farmers and other foreign direct investors. From the public sector to the private sector the Zambian leaders have had a hand out to our group of stakeholders asking us to come into the country for upliftment purposes. The Republic of Zambia is on the rise and will soon become one of the major fresh produce and livestock producers on the continent of Africa. The global powers at be are eyeing Zambia as an instrumental country of authority on its Presidential mandate to fully establish an excellent agricultural base to further diversify its economy away from its current primary production in copper and other minerals. Agri All Africa and Agri Zambia are at the service of the public and private sectors in order to facilitate these desired end-results.  Speakers included Mr Vaughan McTaggart, Director - AFGRI; Mr Dreyer Senekal of Senekal Farming; Dr Theo de Jager, Chairman AaA, President of SACAU and President of PAFO; plus Honourable Mr Mwakalombe, Minister of Lusaka Province. Mr McTaggart spoke about the AFGRI ABBA farming model. Mr Senekal talked about the reasons it is important to consider expanding into Zambia from South Africa. Dr de Jager focused on responsibly investing and farming in the Zambian environment. Finally, Honourable Mr Mwakalombe spoke about the agriculture opportunities within the Republic of Zambia. The keynote from Mr McTaggart of AFGRI was, “Love the people and manage the lands.” This is definitely the spirit of how we as a group of stakeholders are entering all parts of Africa inclusive of South Africa and Zambia. Our primary interests are focused on the hearts and minds of the African peoples. As long as we walk in love, the people of Zambia will favourably respond and we will be able to develop a nation. Our goal as a group of stakeholders is to develop Africa in love one nation at a time. Dr Theo de Jager likened the current state of affairs in the African agriculture arena to the venture of the man who established quartz watches. At first in the 1960’s the Swiss watch manufacturers developed and manufactured 94% of the watches in the world. A man who had a vision and dream to develop and manufacture quartz watches was discovered by the Seiko company and ultimately with his quartz and battery operated watches consumed 96% of the world’s watch market leaving the Swiss to two percent market share. Should farmers not take this opportunity to step through the agriculture door into the Republic of Zambia, there will be those who do. Now is the time to act. AaA - Agri Zambia will support your movement into Zambia by way of accessing lands and waters for farming purposes.  The presentations were followed by a panel discussion inclusive of the speakers and Mr Liver Tembo, non-executive director of Agri Zambia, and former CEO of the Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market, Mr Jan Mocke. Mr Mocke well outlined the benefits of a fresh produce market. The attendees had opportunities for questions and answers. The persons attending the event were of the highest calibre agriculture industry leaders. The leaders are keen to keep solid and sound operations in South Africa and at the same time explore opportunities to invest in agribusiness in other countries to work toward world food security.  During the panel discussion businessman Mr Liver Tembo of Zambia said, “Farmers, please come. We welcome you.” This is a solid example of how the Zambian private sector is also holding out their hands to the agriculture industry from within Zambia to the outside of Zambia. The Zambian private sector is keen on foreign direct investors and will closely work with the right strategic partners to ensure the material success of the Government’s initiatives.  Mr Friday Ndhlovu, a well-established Zambian banker and non-executive director of Agri Zambia, asked about how the farmers intend to finance their projects. Mr Dreyer Senekal’s response from the Senekal Family Farmers’ office responded that their group has the ability to fund their Zambian ventures. Mr Dirk Hanekom, CEO of AaA, discussed the requirements of funding for the small and medium farmers. There are several financial institutions including, but not limited to AFGRI, Norfund, Deutsche Bank, AgDevCo, Standard Bank Group, First National Bank and others that will lend to small and medium farmers based on the bankability of the business and finance models. AaA - Agri Zambia has the capacity and ability to support building the proposals to the financial institutions.  Food security is a main issue of the day. The population of the world continues to grow. The number of persons in the world will significantly increase from today’s seven billion to 10 billion by year 2050 according to the United Nations' statistics. During the years to come the agriculture industry must ensure fresh produce and livestock production to supply the everincreasing demand. Agri All Africa - Agri Zambia teams work together to strategize the optimal solutions with implementable tactics to ensure food security. Honourable Mr Japhen Mwakalombe quoted portions of President Lungu’s Parliament speech word for word with regard to the Republic of Zambia’s primary drive and interests to further establish, promote and develop Zambia’s intent to build the agriculture industry from the ground roots beneath the dirt into abundant harvests. Honourable Mr Mwakalombe said, “We as the Government welcome your group of farmers, financiers and agriculture specialists into Zambia. We host the lands and waters that you require to grow your farming operations. We will continue to build support infrastructure for your needs."  Agri All Africa - Agri Zambia teams provide products and services for the agriculture industry. One of the products and services available for AaA client-farmers is lands and waters acquisition. Zambia offers 75 million hectares of lands with 40% of the SADC region’s waters, which was also highlighted by Honourable Mr Mwakalombe. There are 42 million hectares of arable lands. Four million hectares is farmed. Therefore, 38 million hectares of lands are available for cultivation in Zambia. We welcome you to Zambia!  Should you require additional information on AaA - Agri Zambia, please contact Mr Landon Romano at landon@stewardllc.com or Ms Heléne Swanepoel at hswanepoel@agriaa.com. We at Agri All Africa look forward to serving your farming requirements.   
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