“Africa’s role is pivotal to feeding the world’s growing population and repairing the problem of global food security,” says Martin Richenhagen, AGCO President, Chairman and CEO.
In a keynote speech, Richenhagen outlined AGCO’s vision and strategy for advancing African agricultural prosperity, at the official opening of the company’s new Africa headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa on 21 May 2018.
“With global sales of $8.3 billion, AGCO is making major investments in Africa to engineer food security and support sustainable productivity through technology and innovation,” explains Richenhagen.
“As a first mover in innovation, we are meeting the challenge to grow more food with fewer resources head-on.”
“With AGCO’s wide-ranging products, services and expertise, we are perfectly placed to make a valuable contribution to this exciting initiative in agricultural production and rural economic transformation,” comments, Nuradin Osman, AGCO Vice President and General Manager for Africa.
“The company’s approach to ‘serve Africa from Africa’ is central to our strategy to accelerate and deepen agricultural growth on the continent. Africa – your time is now,” says Gary Collar, AGCO Senior Vice President and General Manager Asia-Pacific and Africa.
“Meeting key stakeholders in Africa’s agricultural advancement was a great opportunity for me, and as a business we are committed to Africa and will be available to add towards initiatives that ensure that agriculture is done differently, in order to contribute towards economic growth and job creation,” says Richenhagen.
Richenhagen is scheduled to travel to Zambia to tour the AGCO Future Farm facility in Lusaka.