Partners & Supporters

Magenta Global invites accredited media working for relevant news outlets including magazines, newspapers, television, cable and radio to partner with us to cover the Urban Agri Summit 2017. We also welcome writers, editors and bloggers for reputable websites.

To be eligible for media partnership with the Urban Agri Summit 2017, blogs and websites must contain original, industry-related news content above and beyond links, forums, troubleshooting tips and reader contributions. Sites must be updated weekly. All websites and blogs must be currently operating (for at least six months) and receive at least 20,000 unique site visitors per month.

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Supporting Organizations

Association for Vertical Farming (AVF)
The Association for Vertical Farming (AVF) is an internationally active non-profit organization of individuals, companies, research institutions and universities focusing on advancing Vertical Farming technologies, designs and businesses. Its vision is to lead the Vertical Farming movement to facilitate healthy food, green jobs, environmental protection and climate change resilience globally - fostering the sustainable growth and development of the Vertical Farming movement through education and collaboration.
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)
REEEP invests in clean energy markets in developing countries to reduce CO2 emissions and build prosperity. Leveraging a strategic portfolio of high impact projects, REEEP creates, adapts and shares knowledge to build sustainable markets for renewable energy and energy efficient solutions; advance energy access, improve lives and economic opportunities; and reduce climate and environmental damage.
African Farmers' Association of South Africa (AFASA)
African Farmers’ Association of South Africa Organisation (AFASA) aims to commercialise the developing agricultural sector and ensure meaningful participation of black individuals within the mainstream commercial agribusiness sector, hence ensuring the long-term sustainability of the agricultural sector in South Africa. With its mission to facilitate the development of African farmers in order to increase their meaningful participation in the agricultural sector, AFASA seeks to create a sustainable united body of African farmers with capacity to influence policies through lobbying and advocacy in favour of African farmers.

Destination Partners

South African Tourism
South African Tourism is the tourism marketing arm of the South African government. Simply put, our job is to promote the country domestically and internationally, whether for leisure, business or events tourism. We are committed to meaningfully contributing to the government's objectives of inclusive economic growth, sustainable job creation, and redistribution and transformation of the industry through: increasing the number of tourists who visit our country; increasing the geographic spread, length of stay and spend of all visitors; improving seasonal arrival patterns; and working to transform the industry so that historically disadvantaged South Africans may benefit from the sector. The organisation has grown from a few offices around the world to having operations in 13 international markets, with a mandate to market and share all that is unique, warm, and beautiful about South Africa
Johannesburg Convention Bureau
The Johannesburg Convention Bureau is responsible for promoting Joburg as a premier business events destination, providing innovative options and ensuring that patrons leave with memorable experiences. If you’re planning a meeting, corporate event, exhibition or incentive trip - be sure to talk to us first about Johannesburg: Where The World Meets. The city boasts an abundance of stylish state-of-the-art venues and superior accommodation. Facilities equitable to the best in the world, enabling Johannesburg to comfortably host a large variety of events from small professional meetings to major global events. Over 55 major international airlines link the city to major centres worldwide, making Johannesburg one of the easiest cities to access in the country and on the continent. The nerve centre of the South African economy, Johannesburg is a modern financial and industrial hub, supported by world class infrastructure. This powerhouse is home to 74% of corporate headquarters and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, which currently ranks amongst the 15 largest stock exchanges in the world. A vibrant African city known for good weather, world heritage sites, entertainment, wildlife and unspoilt natural surroundings.

Media Partners

Agri News Net
Welcome to FARMINGPORTAL, your Gateway to Africa and the World of Agriculture. Our news is from all sectors and published in one domain - the good news for our farmers and their families. We take stories from various media and publish it inside Agri Portal, and we give credit to each and every story that we use. Agri News Net and are well-connected to farming industry and community of South Africa. We have several investment opportunities for foreign investment, and we deal directly with the farming community and no organization is involved. We have the skills and the infrastructure to contact our farmers directly in South Africa and the rest of the Africa.
AgroNigeria is the mouthpiece of agriculture in Nigeria, focusing on reporting agricultural activities in the country for Nigerians and the world at large. AgroNigeria has carved its own niche and has given the Agricultural sector in Nigeria a facelift since inception. The portal reports happenings in the agricultural sector to Nigerians and stakeholders across the globe. AgroNigeria strives to be the authentic platform for articulating and projecting issues in the agricultural and allied sectors in the country. It provides a crucible for ideas, interventions and contributions aimed at stimulating and sustaining a revolution in the Nigeria’s agricultural sector. AgroNigeria’s audience includes agriculture policy makers, practitioners in the agriculture and agro-allied sectors, research institutes and educational institutions, financial institutions, regulatory bodies and agencies, diplomatic missions, development partner organisations, and the investing public.
Urban Ag News
Urban Ag News is a connector for the industry, bringing together growers with growers, growers with manufacturers, growers with suppliers and growers with consumers. Urban Ag News is an educator providing content through a variety of different media. Through its educational efforts, Urban Ag News provides its users with a basic understanding of the industry and to keeps them informed of the latest technologies.
iGrow News
iGrow News is a leading source for urban farming news produced by the American Association of Urban Farmers (AAUF). The iGrow News portal covers industry relevant topics including: Indoor Vertical, Hydroponic, Aeroponic, Aquaponic, Geothermal, Solar, Greenhouse, Rooftop, Container, In-Home Systems, Education, Innovation, and Sustainability.
Started in 2011, the Agritecture blog is a source for vertical farming and urban agriculture news, business, and design that serves to promote discussion about sustainable urban agriculture and encourage the growth of thriving local farming industry. As the industry evolves, the Agritecture blog has expanded into news updates on actual projects, analysis about BIA trends, guest posts, and reporting on emerging technologies. Agritecture is also an urban agriculture community hub with local farmstand, indoor gardening shop, and weekly events helping to educate, inform, encourage, and connect future farmers.
African Business Central
African Business Central (ABC) is a leading online media company showcasing curated and original news on African Business, primarily, and all things Africa, in general. ABC's rapidly-growing site attracts tens of thousands of visitors every month that read and watch news, analyses, and opinions of business, economic, political, and cultural events in and about Africa. ABC is making its mark around the world telling Africa's success stories and highlighting the continent's swift socio-economic ascent to a rapidly-growing global audience. ABC's core values are based on the notion that business, in general, and entrepreneurship, in particular, is the surest path to Africa's socio-economic progress.
AgroPages is the industry's leading online media platform devoted exclusively to the global agricultural business, providing rich industry information, deep market analyses, powerful company and product searches, professional database and market reports, as well as personalized online marketing solutions for brand establishment.
African Harvesters
African Harvesters is an Agribusiness Hub about agricultural stakeholders across the African Agriculture Value Chain (from farm to table). The portal is an information hub for relevant stakeholders - bridging the information gap in Africa's Agric sectors by working closely with those interested in agriculture especially youth and women in Ag. African Harvesters focuses on the enhancement of agricultural and rural development through use information and communication technologies (ICT). The Agribusiness Hub provides information on Agric stakeholders for agricultural stakeholders and those interested in the agriculture value chain.

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