P51531 AgTech Africa
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AgTech Africa

9 – 11 April 2019, Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi, Kenya

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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.

Discussion themes

  • 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

Site Tour

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.

Gala Dinner

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.

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Peter De Klerk

Senior Economist, International Sugar Organization

Anthony Muriithi

Interim Director General, AFA, Kenya

John Mukuka

Head of the Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa, COMESA

Andre Lubbe

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

Nuredin Mohammed

Senior Director, South Regional Office, Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), Ethiopia

Abdelbagi Ismail

IRRI Representative for Eastern and Southern Africa, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Kenya

Grace Kyalo

Interim Head of Horticulture Directorate, AFA Kenya

Anna-Marie Silvester

Software Team Lead, Microsoft, Kenya

Hamisi Williams

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

Victor Mugo

Country Coordinator, Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN), International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Hakan Dönmezer

New Holland Agriculture Middle East & Africa Marketing Manager, CNH Industrial Services S.R.I.

Debisi Araba

Regional Director for Africa, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Kenya

Kenneth Monjero

Pioneer/Lead Science Centre Kenya, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization, Kenya

Daniele Tricarico

Insights Director for mAgri & mHealth, GSMA, UK

Isabela Nkonge

Interim Head of Coffee Directorate, AFA Kenya

Dr. Richard Munang

UNEP Africa Regional Climate Change Programme Coordinator, United Nations Environment (UNEP), Kenya

Gideon Kitili

Innovative Volunteer, EBAFOSA, Kenya

Steffi Maingi

Innovative Volunteer, EBAFOSA, Kenya

Philip Kiriro

President, Eastern Africa Farmers Federation, Kenya

Alex Siboe

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

Hosea Machuki

Chief Executive Officer, Fresh Produce and Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK), Kenya

Joab Osumba


George Wamukoya

Climate Advisor, COMESA

Philip Simiyu

Young Farmer, CSAYN

Benson Mwendia

CSA Excellence Centers

Christine Lamanna

Associate Scientist, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

Hannah Kamau

Consultant, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

George Kuria

CEO, ACRE Africa

Veerle Haagh

Regional Representative, Financial Access

when & where

09 - 11 Apr 2019

Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi
Mkungu Close, Westlands
49719  Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 709 548000
Email: hotel.nairobi@movenpick.com
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Jonathan Kiang
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Media & Association Partnership Opportunities
Tham Ruohyi
+65 6508 2463


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