26-28 May 2015, Organzied by Cubic Globe Ltd
Location: Cameroon Yaunde
Organizer: Cubic Globe Ltd
Tel: + 44 (0) 208 605 0509
Fax: + 44 (0) 208 605 0512
The financial potential for soft commodities such as grain, coffee, cocoa, cotton, tea and sugar, is now looking promising. The fundamentals are strong - on the demand side, there is a global food scarcity, and with the world population increasing by 75 million people a year the demand for these products will increase. Even in tough economic conditions, demand for most soft commodities is growing and the African continent will benefit from this demand.
For some soft commodities, the market has suddenly expanded dramatically, as biofuels have introduced a new source of demand. Consumers in developing countries are eating more meat, which creates more demand for feedstock grain, so the market is likely to remain buoyant.
As with most of its raw materials, Cameroon markets without adding value towards external markets both annuity products that have long constituted the engine of the national economy before the fall in world prices in the 90s.
Building on the success of the previous editions, this edition of the African Soft Commodities and Finance 2015 (Softcom) will present the current markets, the risks involved when investing in the soft commodities field, the effect on farmers of trading in these soft commodities