From Seed to Supermarket: Expanding Opportunities in Emerging Markets Agribiz
September 19, 2013
Hosted by Té Revesz
Emerging markets agriculture & food industries are attracting increasing interest from investors, suppliers & marketers. This week’s guest, Nate Suppaiah, Managing Editor of Alternative Emerging Investor highlights the opportunities & challenges in Africa & LatAm as they move from commodity exporters to producers of packaged & process foods. What is the consumer growth story here? How does agribiz impact every economic stratum? Why is KFC hatching a chicken revolution? How is the growing number of fast food and supermarket chains spurring demand for quality produce? What is the Asia-Africa connection? How do you reach Africa and LatAm’s small farmers? What is the cassava opportunity How does it relate to the gluten free market? How are Colombia’s sustainability best coffee growing practices paying off? What markets are being opened by Africa’s new seed entrepreneurs and agro-dealers? How do you overcome LatAm’s particular challenges? What are the agribusiness adjacent opportunities (logistics, packaging, etc.)? Where is agribiz investment coming from and how do you access it?
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Té Revesz is known for her ability to conduct strategic research on a global basis and for her creativity in handling complex business challenges.
As principal of GlobalReach-SBI, a research and consulting firm with a network spanning over 60 countries, Té provides clients with strategic intelligence on market opportunities and threats. She covers such diverse areas as global branding, new product development, payment cards, clinical trials, and political risk. An expert in primary research, Té has interviewed business, government and labor leaders, doctors and technical experts—and managed focus groups—around the world. She was profiled in Super Searchers Go to the Source as one of the top US interviewers.
Prior to founding her own firm, Té headed the Industrial & Healthcare Practices of FIND's Strategic Consulting & Research Group and taught at the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch/CUNY). She was the Editor of Business International’s flagship newsletter and helped create its country risk service.
An NYC native, Té is active with Citizen Action, the URJ’s Commission on Social Action, and NY Neighbors for American Values (defending religious freedom, diversity and equality). She holds a Masters from Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs and a BA from Goucher College. She’s an avid bike rider, theater buff and farmers market supporter—and the bemused owner of 2 demanding felines.