Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourão, as well as several African government officials, will be present at the Brazil Africa Forum 2019. The forum will take place on November 12 and 13 in São Paulo, and will also bring together representatives from the private sector and academia as well as potential investors. In its seventh edition, the theme of the event will be “Food Security: Path to Economic Growth”.
Deputy Agriculture Ministers from their respective countries, Mcebisi Skwatsha (South Africa) and George Buahen Oduro (Ghana) will be present, as will the special advisor to the Democratic Republic of Congo‘s President’s Office for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Dieudonné Musibono Eyul’Anki. Among the representatives of the Brazilian government, in addition to the vice president, will also be present the secretary of bilateral negotiations in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa of the Brazilian foreign ministry, Kenneth Nóbrega.
The forum will discuss key issues for sustainable development and the fight against hunger, such as the use of technology and innovation in food production, water use and opportunities for cooperation between countries and the private sector. In the “Feeding the World: A Call to Action” session, ministers from Ghana and Brazil, as well as organizations like the UN, will discuss how to eliminate poverty and ensure food for the world.
Meanwhile, in the session “Embedding Innovative Agro-energy Models on Food Producing and Processing” representatives of the government of Congo and South Africa will exchange experiences on effective business practices and government regulations that ensure sustainable development.