Agri in Africa (the article in English)
A series of webinars with the aim to increasing knowledge on needs and solutions in the agri and agri-tech space of East-Africa.
Food security and sustainable development of the agriculture sector is part of the top priorities for the East-African countries. In order to increase food production, farmers need more efficient and sustainable ways of operating their farms. New enabling technologies such as sensors, robots, Internet of Things and Big Data, to mention a few, contribute considerably to increase the production in agriculture, while still addressing the need for robust livestock, crops and considering climate and the environment.
Sustainable Development Goals
Agritech and agribusiness development is a market opportunity aligned with SDG number 1 (no poverty), 2 (zero hunger), 3 (good health and well-being), 8 (decent work and economic growth), 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and 15 (life on land).
Welcome to webinars
The webinars aim to present a broader view of the general status and ambitions of the sector from both private and public perspective. Speakers will also elaborate on various growth and transformation strategy implementation that has been felt by private sector.
The webinars will be organised by Innovation Norway, in collaboration with NHO and NABA. The first will be presenting the East Africa outlook - opportunities, needs, hurdles, actions and initiatives from governments and NGOs. There will be presentations from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and East Africa in general.
The second will focus on the Norway outlook - the value chain of agritech, the strategy and solutions of the main players and the runner ups. And lastly, present the investor outlook – who are the investors with interest in the agricultural sector, and what are their strategies.
We hope that this webinar series will attract interest from companies within agritech sector, companies in the agri value chain, researchers, collaborators, regulators, policy makers and those with an overall goal of business development while considering sustainable use of natural resources.
Interested in more?
For more information, summaries and recordings of the webinars please contact IN-EA@innovationnorway.no