Agritec Africa 2019 met with tremendous success

CS Kiunjuri Arrival 56The annual Agritec Africa 2019 International Exhibition and Conference on Agriculture, organised by Radeecal Communications, was successfully concluded on 21 June 2019

The exhibition was inaugurated by Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri, cabinet secretary, ministry of agriculture, livestock, fisheries and irrigation; Dr. Andrew Tuimur, CBS chief administrative secretary, ministry of agriculture, livestock, fisheries and irrigation; Prof Hamadi IDDI Boga, principal secretary; Dr. Gabriel Rugalema, representative in Kenya, Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations (FAO); Mr. Duncan Marigi, chair of the agriculture and rural development donor group; H.E. Rahul Chabra, high commissioner of India in Kenya; H.E Wycliffe Oparanya, chair of the Kenya Council of Governors; Mr. Sanyal Desai, CEO, Radeecal Communications.

Agritec Africa 2019 saw more than 11,000 visitors from Africa and abroad. This dynamic event is for farmers, farm business people, agronomists, biotechnologists, government employees and for everyone who is willing to take the next giant leap in agriculture.

The sixth edition of Dairy, Livestock & Poultry Expo Africa 2019 and Graintech Africa 2019 was also organised as a concurrent event this year.

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Agritec Africa Conference 2019

Agritec Africa’s 2019 conference, based on the theme “The role of Agricultural technology to achieve the Big 4 Agendas target of 100 per cent Food and Nutrition Security” was organised by the United Nations’ FAO along with the three-day exhibition.

The conference had invited more than 200 high profile professionals based on academia, youth organisation, government associations, and development practitioners. Several international speakers took to the platform to share their experiences and bring the most innovative and relevant technologies on the table to empower hundreds of local farmers, business associates, academic researchers and all those who had gathered at the venue.

Some of the vital speakers who spoke on the varied agricultural issues and topics at the conference were:

1. Mr Abdulwahid Alobeidli

Company - Policy Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Topic - Food and Nutrition Security production, value chains and opportunities for MSME’s and the private Sector

2. Bernard Opaa

Director of Natural Resources, National Land Commission

Topic - Where is the Balance? Natural resource Management and Agriculture

3. Dr Tim Njagi Tegemeo

Topic: The state of Extension in Kenya

4. Chris Aletia Imana

Company - CEC, Agriculture, Pastoral Economy and Fisheries, Turkana County.

Topic - Challenges and Innovations in the provision of agricultural inputs and services in remote counties

5. Dr Bharat Patel

Company - Managing Director, BioGas Ltd. Kenya

Topic - Food safety management in urban areas and practical strategies to reduce Food Waste and Loss

6. Vanessa Casals

Company - Regional Manager, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Airbus SE.

Topic - Climate Change Adaptation through Climate Smart Agriculture practices

7. Stephen Gikonyo

Company - Animal Production and Value Chain Analysis Expert (FAO)

Topic - Future of livestock commercialisation

8. Rosemary Owino

Company - Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA)

Topic - Markets as the drivers for commercialisation of Agriculture

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