Expo to empower Zambia farmers on technology

Agriculture, Zambia

Agriculture, Zambia

from ARNOLD MULENGA in Lusaka, Zambia
LUSAKA, (CAJ News) – MORE than 10 000 people will next month converge in Chisamba for the Agritech Expo that is poised to offers a range of free, practical workshops to assist Zambian farmers in the use of the latest technologies to improve their productive capacity.

The event is scheduled for April 16-18.

The Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) owns the event that is organised by Spintelligent.

“We have proven that we have a practical event that is hugely relevant to the market”, says Liam Beckett, Agritech Expo event director.

“Agritech Expo created for the first time a business-to-business platform for agricultural professionals, from small scale farmers to commercial enterprises, to engage and conduct business with some of the world’s leading suppliers to the agricultural industry.

“From live crop trials and machinery demonstrations, to technical and practical workshops for emerging farmers and VIP business lounges for commercial players.

He said Zambian farmers, from small to commercial, knew that technology and knowledge were the way forward if the country was to become that regional breadbasket.

A key founding partner in last year’s event, the USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub, has again come on board to assist in reaching out to give farmers of all levels practical information and support.

These workshops will take place on 17 and 18 April.

High-level agricultural development Gerrit Struyf, Director, Agricultural Value Chains at USAID Southern Africa Trade Hub said they would like to continue their association with this successful event, which supports the Southern Africa Trade Hub’s objective to promote investments and technology transfer in agriculture within the region.

“Based on in-depth discussions with our colleagues within ZNFU, we agreed to focus our support on high-level agricultural development presentations in eight selected areas, which will provide both small and large-scale farmers with the latest trends, market developments, and research findings,” Struyf said.

– CAJ News

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