AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

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Background

With agriculture anchoring the base of most economies in sub-Saharan Africa, it has become imperative that policy makers and stakeholders in the industry to adopt new ways of raising crops and rearing animals that will ensure food security for the region.

Food security has been a real concern in sub-Saharan Africa, with declining crop yields in many countries forcing people to rely on donated food from the international community. Perhaps it is commendable that established businesses have started working to promote young entrepreneurs trying to bring new ideas into the agriculture space by investing in agriculture innovations. Be that as it may though, with labour becoming scarcer on the farms as young people opt for urban-based employment opportunities, the need for innovation has never been greater.

The advent of new technology in the agriculture space will go a long way in bringing the cool back in the industry, and create jobs that will attract young people back to the farms. Robotics, drone technology, farm connectivity, urban vertical farming and many other smart farming technologies are coming onto the market and playing their part in increasing food production.

And while their first priority is to ensure that the growing population on the continent stays well stocked with food, it is also imperative that new agriculture technologies are friendly to the environment and will counter, rather than add, to the threat of climate change. Droughts and explosive weather patterns like cyclones are becoming common, especially in Southern Africa, a situation which has a direct impact on agriculture in the region, with flooding and land degradation becoming a real danger. Given this status quo, it therefore becomes an immediate concern that any technologies to do with agriculture will have to be soil friendly, be able to conserve water, as they should the health of the surrounding environment.

The upcoming Agriculture Technologies Conference – set for 6th and 7th of May 2021 at the Emperors Palace Convention Centre in Johannesburg – will focus on these and other topics such as precision agriculture, talent management, water and soil management, Fintech in agriculture, women in agriculture technology, cyber security and more. It will consist of case study presentations from thoughts leaders and interactive panel discussion to debate on some of the trending dialogues.

Objectives

  • To learn about trending and emerging technologies in agriculture
  • To discuss good practices and innovative ideas in agriculture technology
  • To learn how your farm could balance between modern technology and staying practical
  • To explore sustainable, environmentally friendly ways of practiSing agriculture
  • To strengthen resilience and agility in business
  • To ensure food safety through traceability technology and safety measures
  • To maximise knowledge in Fintech and insurance in agriculture

Target Audience

  • Academia/Researchers
  • Agricultural Compliance
  • Agricultural Economists
  • Agricultural Extension Officers
  • Agricultural industry Technologists
  • Agricultural Specialists
  • Agriculture Policy Advisor
  • Agriculture Scientist
  • Agriculture Tech
  • Agronomist
  • Analysts
  • Anyone interested in smart farming
  • Automation
  • Autonomous features experts
  • Biotechnology
  • Botanist
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Managers
  • CIO – Digital and Big Data
  • Commercial farmers and growers
  • Connected Farming
  • Connectivity
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Heads of Agriculture
  • Digital and Big Data
  • Digital Farming
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Farm Owners
  • Farmers
  • Farming Consultants
  • Fertilisers
  • Finance
  • Finance/Consulting
  • Food Science & Safety
  • Government departments
  • Growers
  • Harvesting solution providers
  • Heads of Innovation
  • Heads of Investments
  • Horticulture
  • Industry Analyst
  • Information Technology
  • Internet of things
  • Logistics suppliers
  • Machinery
  • Municipalities
  • Nutritional Health specialists
  • Policy Advisory
  • Precision Farming
  • Product developers
  • Project Management
  • Research and Development
  • Research Officers
  • Robotic Biotech Developers
  • Seed Companies
  • Seed Technology
  • Soil Management
  • Start-ups
  • Supply Chain
  • System integrators
  • Technology
  • Technology suppliers
  • Water Management
  • Small and Medium scale farmers
Date: May 6-7 2021
From: 08:30
To: 16:00
Location: EMPERORS PALACE CONVENTION CENTRE, JOHANNESBURG