The role of technology and innovations in the improvement of agriculture and food production sector is not in dispute any more. It is important that we leverage these innovative solutions to benefit owners of agricultural enterprises, food security, climate change mitigation and creation of job opportunities.
Who will attend?
The conference is “a must attend” event for farmers in Africa to learn and source for new products and technologies that can raise yields, ease their operations, reduce impact on natural resources, combat climate change and increase profitability. It will give exhibitors an opportunity to showcase their innovations and products, establish new relationships with buyers, take products forward into new markets and help increase sales. It will be an important forum for authorities to understand the benefits of effecting sustainable agriculture policies and programs, find technologies that would work for their communities and meet international partners. Supply chain professionals will appreciate how innovation will make their business more competitive, more environmentally friendly and more profitable. Investors will get a broad picture of the agriculture investing setting, discover emerging companies and
Find tomorrow’s big idea. This congress will give development organizations, youth and women a chance to promote and find innovations as well as network with colleagues from the development community
Side Event: Hackthon
ICIA, 2016 has a side event “AGRIC APPS HACKTHON” which will be a forum for computer programmers, agricultural scientists, farmers, development partners, government agencies and other stake holders. The output of this side event will be development of successful web and mobile applications that will be validated by the Congress. The winners of the most innovative application will walk away with price money and business incubation.