Technology and digitalisation are powering agriculture like never before. The first AgTech Africa will address implementations in the farm, field and supply chain, and showcase use cases from investors, agribusiness companies, plantation owners, startups and innovative technology developers.
This strategic and high-level event will focus on the hottest emerging concepts of AgTech, and how their uses in agriculture are changing the game. Covering the full spectrum of agricultural commodities, the programme will help you to assess the potential for your business, evaluate partnerships and learn from peers.
- Investor perspectives on technologies being backed
- Infrastructure challenges, and Government plans to improve farm connectivity
- Precision agriculture
- Vertical farming
- Smart farms
- IoT and AI applications for agriculture
- Blockchain in action
- Start up showcase and partnering opportunities
- Satellites imagery for weather forecasts, and soil sensors to manage crop growth in real time
- Drone technology and its applications in planting, crop maintenance,
- Automated systems to measure and analyze soil data to optimise fertilizer use and irrigation practices
- Analytics to facilitate data-driven farming practices for small-scale farmers
- Smart irrigation
- Online pricing platforms to remove price asymmetry between farmers and buyers
- Mobile and web technologies for weather forecasts, market information, and financial tips
- Digital platforms for payment systems, credit and insurance for farmers
9 April 2019, Tuesday
Hosted by Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) of Kenya; tour to local Tea, Coffee and Horticulture farms to showcase sustainability and technology initiatives.
10 April 2019, Wednesday, from 6.30pm
Africa sugar industry’s most anticipated Gala dinner is confirmed! It will take place on 10 April 2019 Wednesday from 6.30 pm. Innumerable networking opportunities are available and this is the one event not to be missed. Registrations are open for conference participants only, so book your ticket NOW.
Partnership and Profile Building Opportunities are Now Available!
Contact us today to find out how you can position your company as a market leader at this event, and to explore the range of branding and marketing opportunities available.
Peter De Klerk
Senior Economist, International Sugar Organization
Interim Director General, AFA, Kenya
Head of the Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa, COMESA
Group Commercial Director, ILLOVO SUGAR AFRICA (PTY) LTD
Chimimba David Phiri
FAO Subregional Coordinator for Eastern Africa, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Ethiopia
Senior Director, South Regional Office, Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), Ethiopia
IRRI Representative for Eastern and Southern Africa, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Kenya
Interim Head of Horticulture Directorate, AFA Kenya
Software Team Lead, Microsoft, Kenya
Assistant FAO Representative (Kenya), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Kenya
Dean Kampanje Phiri
Head of Business and Marketing Development, National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (NASFAM), Malawi
Country Coordinator, Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN), International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
New Holland Agriculture Middle East & Africa Marketing Manager, CNH Industrial Services S.R.I.
Regional Director for Africa, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Kenya
Pioneer/Lead Science Centre Kenya, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization, Kenya
Insights Director for mAgri & mHealth, GSMA, UK
Interim Head of Coffee Directorate, AFA Kenya
Dr. Richard Munang
UNEP Africa Regional Climate Change Programme Coordinator, United Nations Environment (UNEP), Kenya
Innovative Volunteer, EBAFOSA, Kenya
Innovative Volunteer, EBAFOSA, Kenya
President, Eastern Africa Farmers Federation, Kenya
Head Project Management Office and Ag Head Digital Financial Services, KCB Bank Group, Kenya
Tom Mboya Opiyo
Head of ICT & Chief Information Officer, Unga Group Ltd., Kenya
Chief Executive Officer, Fresh Produce and Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK), Kenya
Climate Advisor, COMESA
Young Farmer, CSAYN
CSA Excellence Centers
Associate Scientist, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Consultant, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
CEO, ACRE Africa
Regional Representative, Financial Access
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