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Agribusiness Trade Fairs. Safari Park Hotel, 26 th October, 2012 APF. Agri Business Trade Fairs . Initially developed as a forum in which farmers and financial institutions and banks would do “deals” Evolved into a Market Place with other exhibitors following recommendations from banks

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Agribusiness trade fairs

Agribusiness Trade Fairs

Safari Park Hotel, 26th October, 2012

APF


Agri business trade fairs

Agri Business Trade Fairs

  • Initially developed as a forum in which farmers and financial institutions and banks would do “deals”

  • Evolved into a Market Place with other exhibitors following recommendations from banks

  • APF and KLPA partnered in running two fairs in Nyahururu & Karatina

  • Scope Insight supported Nyahururu Fair


What we aim to achieve

What We Aim to Achieve

Farmers

  • Increase the number of farmers accessing financial services & credit

  • Increase the information that farmers have on finance, inputs, technologies & BDS

  • Support farmers in establishing & running profitable agri businesses

Banks

  • Increase the “deals” and business transactions between banks and farmers

  • Increase the level of business between input suppliers, technology providers, processors, BDS providers and farmers

  • Make small holder agri business a profitable business proposition for banks and other suppliers


Elements of the agribusiness trade fair

Elements of the Agribusiness Trade Fair

  • The Financial District

  • The Market Place

  • Forums

    • Mini-Forums

    • Open Forum

  • Award Scheme

  • Project Excursions


The financial district

The “Financial District”

  • “To support the development of smallholder agri-business by supporting access to financial services and credit”.

  • Give farmers a mechanism to learn about various financial products & service on offer

  • Give banks/FI’s the opportunity to sell their products & services to farmers

  • Provide farmers & banks with a platform for deal making

  • Enable farmers and banks increase the volume of profitable business between them


The market place

The Market Place

  • Market Place

    • Exhibition Area

    • Business Clinics

  • Activities include:

    • Promotion

    • Information Provision

    • Consultation & Advice

    • Buying & Selling

    • Networking

  • The market place is a dynamic place where products and services are promoted, sold and bought. Farmers will get the opportunity to interact with various input, technology and service providers


Award scheme

Award Scheme

  • Farmers vote for winners

  • Includes winners and runners up category in the following categories:

    • Most Popular Farmers Bank

    • Most Innovative Agri Business Loan Product

    • Most Innovative Technology

    • Best Agri Business Support Organization

    • Best Stand: Agri Business Trade Fair


The forums

Mini-Forums

Used to provide training & information on particular topics

Run by some exhibitors

25 -30 chairs provided in a sitting arrangement at the tent

Forum starts with presentations

Followed by question and answer sessions

Range from 20-70 participants depending on the subject

Open Forums

Used by organisations to make presentations to larger audience

Includes question and answer sessions

Sometimes capitalises on a panel of financial organisations

Now evolved to include entertainment/raffle

Has 200-1,000 participants

Run by APF and KLPA

The Forums


Nyahururu agri business trade

NyahururuAgri Business Trade

  • Attended by 16,278 Farmers

  • 107 official exhibitors

  • Exhibitors included banks, financial institutions, insurance agencies, feed producers, agro chemical companies, seed suppliers, soil testing companies, aquaculture businesses, NGOs, Government agencies, training institutions, processors etc

  • 15 Mini-forums: 8,000 people participated

  • 1 Open Forum: 600 people participated

  • Awards

  • Most Popular Farmers Bank - Equity Bank

  • Most Innovative Agri Business Loan Product: KilimoBiashara - Equity Bank

  • Most Innovative Technology:Petreshah General Supplies Ltd – (Egg incubators)

  • Best Agri Business Support Organization: Winner: Elgon Kenya Ltd

  • Best Stand: Agri Business Trade Fair: Winner: Kenya Meat Commission (KMC)


Karatina agri business trade fair

KaratinaAgri Business Trade Fair

  • Attended by:

    • 22,789 Farmers

    • 121 official exhibitors

    • 24 un-official exhibitors

  • Exhibitors included banks, financial institutions, insurance agencies, feed producers, agro chemical companies, seed suppliers, aquaculture businesses, NGOs, Government agencies, training institutions etc

  • 15 Mini-forums: 12,000 people participated

  • 1 Open Forum: 1000 people participated


Karatina agri business trade fair1

KaratinaAgri Business Trade Fair

  • Most Popular Farmers Bank/Financial Institution

    • Winner: KCB

    • Runners-up: NSSF

  • Most Innovative Technology

    • Winner: Sai Raj

    •  Runners-up: Kenchic Ltd

  • Best Agri-Business Support Organization

    • Winner: Pembe Flour Mills Ltd

    • Runners-up: ICEA Lion Group

  • Best Stand: Agri-Business Trade Fair

    • Winner: Elgon Kenya Ltd

    • Runners-up: KEVEVAPI

  • Most Popular Service Provider/Company

    • Winner: Brade Gate Poultry Industries

    • Runners-up: GMK Hardware Ltd


Future plans

Future Plans

  • Develop a Financial Catalogue

  • Develop a Buyers District:

    • Processors

    • Exporters

  • Introduce Farmers Clinic

    • Members

    • Development Organisations

    • Projects

    • Government Agencies

    • BDS Providers

  • Target Youth

  • Follow-up Activities on Opportunities for Members


Agribusiness trade fairs

For more information, please visit our website:

http//apf-kenya.ning.com

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