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Kenya to host the Agritec Africa International Exhibition and Conference

Kenya to host the Agritec Africa International Exhibition and Conference


Tuesday April 30, 2024

KNA by Joseph Ng’ang’a

Kenya will play host to the 9th Edition of Agritec Africa International Exhibition and Conference on Agriculture Technology which is scheduled to take place from 12th to 14th June, 2024 at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).

Agriculture Principal Secretary (PS) Dr. Kipronoh Ronoh said that this year’s 9th edition theme, “Improving Farmers’ Income Through Innovation and Technology,” underscores the pivotal role of innovation and technology in addressing the challenges facing the agricultural sector.

“From climate change to food security, technology offers innovative solutions that can drive sustainable growth and development,” said Dr. Ronoh who spoke in Nairobi on Monday during the conference curtain raiser breakfast meeting.

The PS said that the theme of the event is aligned to the Kenya Vision 2030; Agricultural Sector Growth and Transformation Strategy (ASTGS 2019-2029); the Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Dr. Ronoh said that agriculture faces numerous challenges, including limited access to resources, low levels of mechanization, market inefficiencies, effects of climate change and environmental degradation among others.

“However, these challenges also present opportunities for innovation and transformation. By harnessing the power of technology, we can overcome barriers and unlock the full potential of agriculture,” said the PS.

He added that this edition will serve as a crucial platform for fostering collaboration, knowledge exchange and investment opportunities in the agricultural sector.

The PS explained that the event will bring together stakeholders from over 20 countries across the world including Germany, India, China, Italy, Netherlands, Iran and Turkey to explore the latest trends, innovations, technology and best practices in agriculture.

“This will create a direct local, regional and global market connection between agriculture stakeholders as well as providing a solid central database platform to spur agricultural growth,” said Ronoh.

“In addition, the event will showcase the potential of agriculture in Kenya and Africa and innovative agricultural technologies and ideas for our local market including agricultural machinery and equipment, agro-food and processing, biotechnology, fertilizers and chemicals, floriculture, greenhouses and irrigation technology,” he said.

Ronoh said that through engaging sessions, exhibitions, and networking opportunities, the exhibition and conference will inspire actionable insights and partnerships that drive positive change.

“As we prepare for this 9th edition, let us recommit ourselves to advancing the frontiers of agricultural technology. Let us collaborate, innovate, and empower farmers with the tools and knowledge they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Together, we can build a more sustainable, resilient, and prosperous future for all,” said Dr. Ronoh.

Courtesy; KNA

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