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Thursday, February 7 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Agritech For Profit In Emerging Markets

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Emerging Technology is disrupting the way agriculture is being practiced in Africa. Innovative technologies like blockchain, drones and soilless technologies are promoting inclusivity and increased profit for youths and city dwellers. As climate change continues to reduce crop productivity, it is important to explore technologies that are climate smart.

Agritech for profit in Emerging Markets is an intimate talk that will draw on the knowledge and experience of industry experts locally and internationally who will not only educate participants on effective strategies of tech use in agriculture but will expose opportunities, networks and organizations to help put this knowledge to good use.

Participants will learn from experts:
  • how the use of tech in Agriculture can proffer a sustainable solution to youth unemployment in Nigeria and how they can use it to create wealth.
  • how aggregators, commodity traders and smallholder farmers can earn more profits trading their commodities on a blockchain base exchange.
  • how city dwellers can grow fresh foods (Tomatoes, vegetables) with little use of water, space and resources for good health and extra income.
  • how key actors involved in crop production can use drones as a cost-effective and real-time innovative way of acquiring data to guide farmers decisions for productivity and increased returns on investment.

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Samson Ogbole

Co-founder, PS Nutraceuticals Int ltd
Agriculture for Mr. Samson is more than just food production (zero hunger), it is the foundation for sustainable development, job creation (no poverty), healthier living as well as national development. He believes agriculture must adopt the business mindset, technology, automation... Read More →
avatar for Olalekan Sipasi

Olalekan Sipasi

CEO/Founder, ProtectOzone
Sipasi Olalekan Ayodele is the CEO of L’Afrika Integrated Farms, ONE Champion 2017, Fellow Thinking School Africa, 2016 Winner of the African Youth Award in Agriculture, a seasoned NYSC SDGs Facilitator, The Future Award Africa for Agriculture nominee and the CEO/Founder of ProtectOzone... Read More →
avatar for Lilian Akunna Onyegbulam

Lilian Akunna Onyegbulam

Academic Staff, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Abia State
Innovative, passionate, food value chain and agribusiness incubation expert, witty development researcher and a polyglot best describes me. I have varied experiences working with United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization in Rome, Italy promoting demand-led research extension... Read More →
avatar for Aliu Oluwafemi Royal

Aliu Oluwafemi Royal

Founder, MyFarmbase Africa
Aliu Oluwafemi Royal is the Founder of Nigeria’s Agric-tech Organization, MyFarmbase Africa (http://myfarmbase.com.ng) leveraging ICT/digital media for quality research, extension and sustainable agricultural development in Sub Saharan Africa.Femi was named amongst 2017 AAIN top... Read More →
avatar for Lateef Sanni

Lateef Sanni

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development), Federal University Of Agriculture Abeokuta
I am passionate about user friendly technological advancement for sustainable development. I am a team player, go getter and always strive for excellence.

Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CET
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