Preps for the AgriTech Expo 2020 in full swing

Preps for the AgriTech Expo 2020 in full swing

Organisers of the AgriTech Expo are confident that this year’s edition of the trade fair will be a success as preparations are already in full swing.

GART research centre in Chisamba, Zambia will play host to the 7th edition of the AgriTech Expo which is set to run from 2-4 April.

Jervis Zimba, President of the Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU), said AgriTech  Expo Zambia is gearing up to once again provide a stellar platform for farmers in Zambia and the region to meet, engage and conduct business with the global agricultural industry.

“It is without doubt that the AgriTech Expo has stamped an indelible mark as the biggest agricultural outdoor showpiece in Zambia and has continued to endear its way into the region and beyond. It is an expo with a core mandate to forge mechanization and technological advancements among farmers with the aim of improving production, productivity and efficiency in this evolving world of discerning consumers that demand quality and proficiency,“ he said.

With the host research centre also received some much-needed rainfall this allows for excellent conditions for the upcoming seeding process.

The crop trial zones at AgriTech Expo are one of the most popular feature areas of the show and gives seed producers, fertilizer suppliers and agrochemical companies the opportunity to showcase the benefits of utilizing their products first hand in the field, directly to a captive audience of farming professionals. The preparation and planting phase which has begun this month will continue until the end of January.

Presented by the Zambian National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU), and organized by DLG Agriculture Ltd. the Zambian subsidiary of the German Agricultural Society, AgriTech Expo Zambia is gearing up to once again provide a stellar platform for farmers in Zambia and the region to meet, engage and conduct business with the global agricultural industry.

“It is without doubt that the AgriTech Expo has stamped an indelible mark as the biggest agricultural outdoor showpiece in Zambia and has continued to endear its way into the region and beyond. It is an expo with a core mandate to forge mechanization and technological advancements among farmers with the aim of improving production, productivity and efficiency in this evolving world of discerning consumers that demand quality and proficiency, “said Zimba.

AgriTech Expo aims to develop the farming community in Zambia by presenting a global platform for a regional audience encompassing cutting edge technology and innovation tailored to local needs. With the presence of the leading businesses in agricultural machinery the likes of SARO, AGRICO, ZamSeed, John Deere and many more showcasing their latest technologies and services, both large commercial enterprises as well as small and medium-scale farmers will find something of value on offer at the trade fair.

“Farming is the future for Zambia and the region. AgriTech Expo is a must-attend event for the Zambian and regional farming community. Climate change is upon us, conservation farming is the way forward. At AgriTech Expo, SARO will display and demonstrate conservation farming equipment that we supply and manufacture, such as our reliable tractors, farm implements, irrigation equipment, post-harvest machinery and solar pumping solutions. I hope to see you all at AgriTech Expo Zambia 2020,” said the CEO of SARO, Gold Sponsor of AgriTech Expo, Ashok Oza

 

Bernd Koch, Managing Director DLG Agriculture Ltd. organizer of the 7th edition of AgriTech Expo 2020 commented “We are delighted to be at the helm of the organizational activities for AgriTech Expo. We look forward to creating not only a conducive atmosphere for meaningful and productive discussions and deliberations on key issues and challenges currently facing the industry among key stakeholders but also bringing the latest technology, innovation and knowledge to the community in order to find sustainable and effective solutions for the future.”

The sharing and transfer of knowledge is a critical ingredient to the development of the agriculture and livestock industry in the region, AgriTech Expo 2020 will also continue its workshop and seminar sessions over the three days of the trade fair. Participants can look forward to thematic presentations covering a variety of trending topics delivered by local and international experts.

In 2019, AgriTech Expo Zambia welcomed over 18,500 visitors and 220 exhibitors across various sectors such as seed producers, chemical fertilizers, irrigation; machinery, construction etc.

In addition to that, the visitors at the 6th edition of AgriTech Expo witnessed, 26 live crop trials, 50 training workshops, numerous live machinery demonstrations as well as 7 international pavilions.

In 2020, along with the popular specials from previous editions such as the 4×4 test tracks, the live crop trials, machinery demonstration zones, AgriTech Expo Zambia will debut its exclusive networking zone. The objective is for commercial farmers to engage in an open dialogue with the ministry of agriculture as well as creating an opportunity for high-level networking amongst top suppliers. Participants at the networking zone will engage in roundtable and Q&A sessions and will have exclusive access to a networking function with other commercial farming enterprises at the event, VIPs, government officials, media partners and top suppliers.

AgriTech Expo Zambia is the business-to-business buying 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.

The goal of the expo is establishing a marketplace for regional and international industry professionals, young agripreneurs and farmers of all scales, to come together in one location to conduct exclusive agribusiness transactions while being educated on the latest global industry trends to advance into the next generation of food production.

From live crop trials and machinery demonstrations to technical and practical workshops and business lounges for commercial players, AgriTech Expo presents the gateway to industry innovations with the leading outdoor exhibition in the region for the agri-community.

AgriTech Expo is a professional business-led event servicing the needs of the entire agri-value chain in Zambia and its neighbouring countries.

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