6th Agritech Expo Zambia to boost Zambian agricultural industry

site244 483 IMG 6642The 6th edition of Agritech Expo Zambia is set to return to the GART Research Centre in Chisamba from 11-13 April 2019

The event is expected to bring more than 20,000 visitors from some 39 countries, more than 220 local and international exhibitors, including country pavilions so far from Germany, China, Czech Republic, the European Union, Italy and the UK, with 3500 VIP and large-scale farmers and 150 members of the media.

The goal of the expo is to establish a marketplace for regional and international industry professionals, young agripreneurs and farmers of all scales, to come together in one location to conduct exclusive agribusiness transactions while being educated on the latest global industry trends to advance into the next generation of food production.

Martin Botzian, head of communication, DLG International GmbH, and conveners of the German pavilion at Agritech Expo Zambia, said, “Mechanisation is the key to the farming business of the 21st century and will definitely have positive effects like higher outputs, generate more income for the farmer itself and the society.”

“The country still has a stable policy environment, which means the government supports the agricultural sector and promotes commercial farming. Commercial or emerging farmers are more likely to invest in a country with stable policies. Zambia is still a good place to grow crops and raise animals. There is enough fresh water for irrigation,” he added.

Allen Li, deputy exhibition department manager at the China National Chemical Information Center (CNCIC), stated, “The CNCIC has organised a Chinese delegation to participate in Agritech Expo Zambia.”

“This year, we’ll bring four to five Chinese top class, high-tech agrochemical manufacturers in our pavilion and present their brand products which are specifically developed for Zambia’s agricultural conditions,” he noted.

As in previous years, Agritech Expo enjoys extensive support from the agri industry with well-known suppliers Agriserve, SARO and Zamseed already confirmed as gold sponsors.

The exciting new features to expect at the expo this year include Livestock demos and workshops giving farmers a first-hand experience on how best to care for their livestock, live planting demos to feature the best way to plant seeds with the right mix of agrochemicals and technology to attain solid yields, live crop trials with visitors given an opportunity to view the yield of seeds from a variety of seed producers and respective agrochemicals companies.

For more details please click on the latest issue of African Farming

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