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Innovative technologies to be showcased at AgTech Africa

Innovative technologies to be showcased at AgTech Africa

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Technology and digitalisation are powering agriculture like never before. The first AgTech Africa event taking place in Kenya next week 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
  • Satellite imagery for weather forecasts and soil sensors to manage crop growth in real time
  • Drone technology and its applications in planting and crop maintenance
  • Automated systems to measure and analyse soil data to optimise fertiliser 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

AgTech takes place at Mövenpick Hotel and Residences in Nairobi, Kenya, from April 9 to 11.

 

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